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Re: [ietf-smtp] Possible cont4ibution to moving forward with RFC5321bis SMTP

2019-12-29 16:29:53
On 12/29/2019 2:08 PM, Barry Leiba wrote:
I'd like to see us keep to a plan of folding in errata, doing some
sensible reorganization, otherwise minimizing changes, and
republishing 5321 with a target of "Internet Standard", which it
clearly is.

I'd like to see us then address some of these other issues in a
separate document, which can go out as BCP or Proposed Standard
(applicability statement) -- and there are other options as well --
that would aim to give normative advice about these sorts of things
but that is not part of the Internet-Standard level spec at this

Is there substantial objection to taking that approach?

It's difficult to assess the utility of some other document without having a clear idea of what it would be expected to cover and how it would be expected to get used. (It also has never been clear to me how useful IETF applicability statements are; my general impression is: not very.)

That is, there seems to be an effort to do point-based work here without attending to any larger integrated system/architecture level issues.

If there were an urgent need for that point work, this might make sense but I haven't noticed that case being made.


Dave Crocker
Brandenburg InternetWorking

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