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Re: Requirements for reliable message delivery

From: Marshall T. Rose <mrose+mtr.netnews@dbc.mtview.ca.us>
Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2001 21:14:36 -0800
Message-ID: <032901c177cb$98592510$fe0aa840@FATORA>
To: "Jim Gettys" <jg@pa.dec.com>
Cc: "Discuss Apps" <discuss@apps.ietf.org>, "Marshall Rose" <mrose@dbc.mtview.ca.us>
> Is the IETF a place to develop such an alternative?  Unfortunately, I
> doubt it, given my experience.  It seems to have such vision at the low
> level packet level, but it seems that too few people who build
> hang out there, so at most, the IETF might bless such an alternative if
> and when one comes along...  To date, the IETF has at most been able to
> deal with applications protocols for a single application, and not for
> generic protocol frameworks, on which thousands of apps can be built.
> (Un)fortunately, the alternatives out there are pretty dismal,
> so until such a viable application protocol framework appears,
> I believe we are condemned to the current state (or to .net).

hi. maybe the answer depends on what we mean by "application protocol
framework". i'd like to think that the beep stuff is useful as one approach,
but i certainly couldn't put it in the same sentence as the .net stuff,
which is more "application" and less "protocol"...

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