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Re: I-D Action:draft-white-tsvwg-netblt-00.txt

2011-01-08 10:28:10

On Jan 8, 2011, at 7:46 AM, Mykyta Yevstifeyev wrote:

08.01.2011 17:37, Lixia Zhang wrote:
I am not sure why this rush to get a new internet draft out, without 
consultation to any of its original authors, and given the rough consensus 
on ietf mailing list discussion is to keep NETBLT RFC as is (experimental).

First of all, I've consulted the initial author of it, John White, and some 
other people off-list.

With all the respect to John, he is not among the original authors of NETBLT 
Wonder if you can tell me who are the other people that you contacted?

 The NETBLT spec found in RFC998 *as is* could not be appropriate for current 

It was not meant to. It's for discussion and comment.

As I already quoted this in my earlier msg: RFC998 stated clearly that 

   This document is published for discussion and comment, and does not
   constitute a standard.  The proposal may change and certain parts of
   the protocol have not yet been specified; implementation of this
   document is therefore not advised.

so there is a need for another one.  In the next 3 months, I think, we will 
be a work on it.  Moreover, we plan to submit it as Independent Submission as 
Experimental RFC, despites it mentions the Standards Track one.


I am confused here:
in your message posted on Jan 7 (2 days ago),
you said

As for NETBLT, I am strongly against moving it to Historic, rather than 
specifying by Standards Track Document. There has been one attempt to do that 
by John White in 1995 (see draft-white-protocol-stack), but IMO (that likes 
strange, but...) we can align this document with the most current needs of 
Internet and publish.


but now you changed your mind?



On Jan 8, 2011, at 3:00 AM, Internet-Drafts(_at_)ietf(_dot_)org wrote:

A New Internet-Draft is available from the on-line Internet-Drafts 

    Title           : Network Block Transfer Protocol (NETBLT)
    Author(s)       : J. White, M. Yevstifeyev
    Filename        : draft-white-tsvwg-netblt-00.txt
    Pages           : 34
    Date            : 2011-01-08

This document is a specification of version 5 of Network Block
Transfer Protocol (NETBLT). This protocol was firstly specified in
RFC 969, that has been made obsolete by RFC 998. Nevertheless, none
of these documents match current Internet Standards and are
deprecated. This document aligns the NETBLT specification with the
most current Internet Standards and obsoletes RFC 998.

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