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Re: IKEv2 allocation policies, etc.

At 3:28 PM -0500 1/31/04, Michael Richardson wrote:
    >> And, while the expert may ask to see a specification, (not necessary
    >> though), the specification may be proprietary, require NDA,
    >> specific-national security clearance, etc.

VPNC> At which point they will not get their IANA registration.

  I thought that this was one of the *features* of Expert review.
The expert can assign values, even if the specifications are secret.

Only if that's their instructions. If the IESG says "go ahead and give a handful to things without specification", they will; if the IESG says "have a public specification for everything so that IANA values lead to interoperability", they won't.

  Hmm. So, it sounds like expert review is now harder to pass now than
IESG Consensus.

In some cases yes, in some cases no. The difference is not harder vs. easier, it is "make the IESG think about every one" vs. "allow the IESG to delegate to a human". One has to assume the IESG will delegate wisely.

Again, it's reasonable to ask the IESG (via our ADs) if they have a preference.

--Paul Hoffman, Director
--VPN Consortium