> [mailtowner-namedroppers@ops.ietf.org] On Behalf Of bert hubert


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> On Mon, Dec 04, 2006 at 08:56:25PM -0800, Hallam-Baker, Phillip wrote:
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> > Stability is not a necessary condition for deployment. Meeting the=20
> > criterial considered essential by the key infrastructure=20

> providers is.
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> And criterium #1 is stability. I've yet to meet serious=20
> infrastructure providers willing to base their network on=20
> unstable protocols, where unstable means "I'll have to=20
> upgrade software/protocols/algorithms in the foreseeable future".


This is simply not true.

The European registries have made it clear that copmpliance with the EU =
privacy directive, i.e. compliance with the law is a higher priority.

VeriSign has made it clear that the efficiency of the protocol, in =
particular the data volumes required is a higher priority.

In any case the way to achieve stability would be to accept maximal =
requirements rather than minimal. We have had an ostrich posture =
specification proposed for ten years with no sign of deployment.

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