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Re: If you have nothing to hide
- From: Dave Crocker
- Date: Mon Aug 05 02:15:41 2002
At 08:27 PM 8/4/2002 -0400, Sean Donelan wrote:
Yes, it's essential to be clear about technical spec. vs. policy spec,
although they seem to have some overlap. Maybe a lot. But no, that does
not make them the same.
On Sun, 4 Aug 2002, Dave Crocker wrote:
There is a difference between technical/operational matters and policy
matters. I respectfully disagree this can be treated as a technical
However the list of questions you asked, in the note I was responding to,
looked like technical choices. My assumption was that the "policy" issue
was in choosing between technologies.
I consider the IETF Best Current Practises label as intended specifically
for guidance in operations matters. Hence the suggestion to consider it.
In between pure tech specs and abstract policy discussion there is
technically based consideration of tradeoffs, etc., for technical
alternatives. That's not something to leave to purely policy folk and my
sense is that the IETF venue can work for such discussion.
What group is the best forum for developing consensus views on
Internet operation policy issues?
Hmmm. As soon as a policy becomes multi-operator, I'll bet it starts
looking like a technical spec.
One of the Mr. Clarke's complaints in his speech was there is no group
the government can go to find out what the consensus view of Internet
operators is. IETF doesn't appear to want to take on that role.
Dave Crocker <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
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