Friday, October 14, 2005

syslog-protocol into the next round...

I am a bit late in posting this. After "last call", syslog-protocol went to AD review. On September 19th, 2005, Sam Hartman has replied with a number of very good questions and suggestions. Obviously, that has pushed us a bit back, but it also has fingerpointed to some very important issues. While I am not happy that syslog-protocol will probably take much longer to complete, I am happy to get it as good as possible. Sam has also mentioned that he will have it reviewed by a number of operators, which is a big plus given the sparse feedback we had so far from that community.

In the mean time, I have looked at most issues on Sam's list and done some text changes. I am right now finalizing on Unicode security, the last thing with outstanding suggestions and feedback by the WG. Hopefully, I'll be able to find consensus some time next week.

Chris has called for a meeting at the next IETF (in November), and I hope to meet the October 24th draft submission deadline. Then, the meeting can hopefully reach decision. It's a shame I can't attend, but it is hardly justifiable for Adiscon to travel to Vancouver for an one hour slot...

An interesting fact is that Chris also has put re-consideration of RFC 3195 on the agenda. It is only very slowly getting implemented. My personal view is that it is too early to dump it, implementations are now beginning to be seen. I am most interested how this continues...

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