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Anybody can participate in the IETF (Was: Why is IPv6 broken?)

On 07/12/2011 08:43, Cameron Byrne wrote:
> Witness the latest debacle with the attempt at trying to make 6to4 historic.
> Various "non-practicing entities" were able to derail what network
> operators largely supported.  Since the IETF failed to make progress
> operators will do other things to stop 6to4 ( i have heard no AAAA
> over IPv4 transport, blackhole 6to4 anycast, decom relay routers...)

FYI, my understanding (and I'm sure Ron will correct me if I'm wrong) is
that what's actually happening is that the IESG is pushing that draft
forward knowing that it's going to be appealed. The appeal process will
then sort itself out, and we'll have a result.

The fact that one person can stall the end result through the appeals
process is both a strength and occasionally a burden of the way the IETF
does its work.



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