In ietf-822, I think we're coming to the conclusion that it IS time to
open 2821 and 2822 up again. It has been suggested that 2822 is ready to
move to draft standard, but 2821 has too many needed changes to let it
do so at this time.
And it is not clear whether a working group is required to do this work.
Tony Hansen wrote:
[I recently posted the following query in ietf-822. I should have posted
it here as well. - Tony]
2821/2822 are "Proposed Standards" and have been out for 1.5 years now.
What will it take to move them forward to Draft Standard? We've had
considerably longer than 1.5 years to get operational experience with
them, and I KNOW that there are lots of interoperational instances of each.
P.S. If 2821 and 2822 need to be reissued, it might also be nice if they
could be done in time to get the numbers 3821 and 3822. My estimate is
that those numbers will be reached in about 23 months. That should give
us enough time to work on them, if we started now. :-)