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Re: PoW (Re: Attack research on HTTP/2 implementations)

From: Charles 'chaals' (McCathie) Nevile <chaals@yandex.ru>
Date: Fri, 03 Sep 2021 12:00:46 +1000
To: ietf-http-wg@w3.org
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On Fri, 03 Sep 2021 09:59:52 +1000, Erik Aronesty <erik@q32.com> wrote:

> 1) Governments, not protocol
> developers, should be responsible for improving carbon capture.

That seems to create a false dichotomy, analogous to suggesting that the  
effort to protect security is misguided because law enforcement should  
solve the problem, not protocol designers.

As someone who works on Ethereum blockchains I concur that PoW is a  
terrible thing. It has served a purpose, but I, like very many in the  
protocol design side am very pleased that the work to get rid of it is  
progressing, and unhappy it took us this long.

Your mileage may vary, which is why rough consensus is important to how we  
make decisions.

Thus far it isn't obvious how the disadvantages of PoW are outweighed by  
the advantages of using it here (noting that for each individual the  
weighting is a somewhat subjective judgement).

cheers

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