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Re: Design decisions made at the interim SHIM6 WG meeting
At 06:12 AM 20/10/2005, Spencer Dawkins wrote:
The following is a list of SHIM6 design decisions made at the interim
meeting of the SHIM6 WG, extracted from the meeting minutes. These
decisions are subject to confirmation by the WG. Your chairs invite you to
review these decisions and we'd like to understand the level of WG
consensus for these decisions by the end of next week (Friday 28th October).
Geoff & Kurtis
2. Use an 8 byte IP SHIM6 header in the base protocol specification for
packets that require specific SHIM6 processing by the receiver, and
allow optimizations on this, including that of a zero-length header, to
be an experimental protocol extension.
I'm not sure I understood the (several) protocol extensions we discussed
to be "experimental" - extensions to the base protocol, yes, but I didn't
remember the "experimental" part of the decision.
The discussion in the interim meeting was to approach the issue by making a
of decisions that would allow a relatively straightforward specification of
shim6 as a 'base' protocol.
We would then look at a number of refinements in terms of richer signalling
sets, smaller IP packet headers, refined timer calculation as
"extensions" to the base shim6 protocol. We considered the use of
experimental RFCs as a means of publishing these extension documents
and then in the light of experience make a subsequent decision whether
to fold these extensions into a reissued protocol specification.
Hence the term "experimental protocol extension"