[e2e] [Fwd: State of MPLS deployments today]
Venkata.Naidu at Marconi.com
Thu Oct 3 14:02:04 PDT 2002
-> IMO, it is difficult. Their is no quantifying study for transition
-> complexities. How will you account for problems during flag days?
-> It is not the problem for MPLS transition alone.
-> Many of our hard earned research are left unused because of
-> transition problems.
ya! I agree! but there is a "pure research" and "applied research".
The difference is that, in "applied research" % of applicability
of that research is more and we can see the research in action
with in a specified time frame.
Most of my experience is that, IETF/IRTF puts good struggle to get
that "applied research" to get really applied. We are going
deep and deep into networking research. The depth is ever growing.
It is a chicken and egg problem. The developer/researcher is the
best person to educate the layman about the benefits of his/her
research AND transition plans.
In other words, if we are not telling SPs, about transition
from a dated technology to the beneficial one, then who will ?
-> So, transition is more of research and operational work rather
-> than an IETF effort.
Standard is not necessarily pure technical - like a protocol
specification. It is for a mutual purpose for a global benefit.
IETF closely works with operational people to make the developed
ones real applicable.
In the history, E2E research groups in IRTF/IETF are higly
succesfull in not only making/tuning the TCP/IP (like congestion
cotrol techniques, TCP varients etc tec) but also giving good
suggestions about transitions.
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