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On 2/13/2012 4:38 PM, Brian E Carpenter wrote:
There were very specific reasons why this was not done.
Is there a useful citation that covers this strategic decision?Given that that decision was an essential part of what caused a roughly 15 year delay, it would be helpful to have it documented.
And it doesn't change the fact that an old-IP-only host cannot talk to a new-IP-only host without a translator. It is that fact that causes our difficulties today.
The translator needed today is a complete gateway between two entirely incompatible protocols. The one that I'm describing would have been a trivial re-formatter.
The development, deployment and interoperability differences between these is massive.
d/ -- Dave Crocker Brandenburg InternetWorking bbiw.net _______________________________________________ Ietf mailing list Ietf@xxxxxxxx https://www.ietf.org/mailman/listinfo/ietf