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Re: A thought... Re: BOF Speakers Needed
Well, one way (somewhat crude) is to browse through http://www.ietf.org
to the Working Groups page and look at all the charters. That would
tell you what might be mobility related.
>Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2001 14:53:56 -0400
>From: "John G. Waclawsky" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>To: grenville armitage <email@example.com>
>Subject: Re: A thought... Re: BOF Speakers Needed
>This brings me back to my original question. How do we know what has or is
>being looked at so we can better "focus" the document. While I agree some of
>this can and should be done up front to reduce redundancy... but isn't one of
>the purposes of the BOF to better identify overlap with IETF activities and
>omissions too. I may be misinterpreting what is expected as input and output
>to a BOF. Are there rules and regulations somewhere? Regards John
>grenville armitage wrote:
>> > The
>> > idea behind this BOF is to discuss the requirements in
>> > draft-reynolds-mobile-isp-requirements-00.txt and present any additional
>> > requirements for wireless ISPs.
>> At the risk of sounding negative, I'd suggest the BOF also
>> discuss how to *remove* requirements from the cited draft.
>> Having looked through the document, it seems that upwards
>> of 30% of the listed requirements aren't specific to the
>> "wireless Internet" or "Mobile ISP" communities. There is
>> a lot of good stuff in there that qualifies as "the functionality
>> any good ISP would want to have". But I'd suggest taking scissors
>> to anything that isn't specifically a unique requirement to support
>> mobility or roaming. (e.g. much of the text relating to security,
>> authentication, accounting, etc isn't really unique...) You'll
>> end up with a more focussed document that will make it easier to
>> explain to the rest of the IETF what MORE is trying to contribute.
>> Grenville Armitage http://members.home.net/garmitage/