[Iccrg] Re: [Tsvwg] Re: Last Call: draft-ietf-tsvwg-cc-alt
(Specifying New Congestion Control Algorithms) to BCP
lars.eggert at nokia.com
Mon May 28 08:37:47 BST 2007
On 2007-5-26, at 14:24, ext Pekka Savola wrote:
> (Note: this is still a draft version if you're referring to
> This model raises one fundamental question issue of the scope of
> this document.
> Who should be evaluating section 3 and 4 of this document? Is this
> solely meant for ICCRG, the IETF or both? If both, would both
> parties do everything described in those documents?
The basic idea behind this ION is that a researcher would bring his
or her proposal, papers and experimental data to the ICCRG, which
would then evaluate whether a proposal is safe for experimentation in
the Internet or in more restricted network environments. (According
to draft-ietf-tsvwg-cc-alt, and probably also draft-irtf-tmrg-
metrics.) That review will accompany the resulting -00 technical
specification when it is brought to the IETF.
> It would be clearer if the reviewer was ICCRG, and the IETF would
> not attempt to perform the same review, and the IETF wouldn't be
> allowed to second-guess the proposal, e.g., that it's research has
> not been done well enough if it was already positively evaluated by
There is a strong expectation that the IETF would usually agree with
the review recommendation that the ICCRG made, and take on the
document. (Sufficient people overlap, the ICCRG has stronger
congestion control expertise, etc.) But process-wise it *is* up the
to the WG (likely TCPM) to come to consensus on whether they want to
adopt any given work item, and that consensus call can't be
outsourced to the ICCRG. But I would personally see it as a sign that
something went very wrong if TCPM would not publish something as
Experimental that came with a strong ICCRG review.
PS: I'm editing the ION in response to IESG comments. The latest
working version is under http://www3.tools.ietf.org/group/iesg/trac/
browser/ions/drafts - I'd be interested in hearing suggestions on how
the text could be improved.
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