On 3/3/2011 7:11 AM, Joel M. Halpern wrote:
The first point, to echo Andrew Sullivan, is that even if a protocol is in use
on the public Internet, it is not always easy to detect.
The second point is that enterprise uses and other private network uses are
still valid uses. The fact that a protocol may be used only inside a virtual
private network, or only inside a corporate data center, or in only within a
military facility, does NOT mean that it is not used. Such limited use is still
valid use and should not result in our declaring something obsolete.
Declaration of historic needs to be based on affirmative data. The declaration
is actually only important to make for protocols that are known to be problematic.
Issuing a declaration for mere non-use is a matter of convenience, not need,
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