Network Working Group A. Farrel Request for Comments: 4041 Old Dog Consulting Category: Informational 1 April 2005 Requirements for Morality Sections in Routing Area Drafts Status of This Memo This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard of any kind. Distribution of this memo is unlimited. Copyright Notice Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2005).
AbstractIt has often been the case that morality has not been given proper consideration in the design and specification of protocols produced within the Routing Area. This has led to a decline in the moral values within the Internet and attempts to retrofit a suitable moral code to implemented and deployed protocols has been shown to be sub-optimal. This document specifies a requirement for all new Routing Area Internet-Drafts to include a "Morality Considerations" section, and gives guidance on what that section should contain.
The resultant attempts to restore appropriate behavior and purge the community of improper activities are not always easy or architecturally pleasant. Further, it is possible that certain protocol designs make morality particularly hard to achieve. Recognising that moral issues are fundamental to the utility and success of protocols designed within the IETF, and that simply making a wishy-washy liberal-minded statement does not necessarily provide adequate guarantees of a correct and proper outcome for society, this document defines requirements for the inclusion of Morality Considerations sections in all Internet-Drafts produced within the Routing Area. Meeting these requirements will ensure that proper consideration is given to moral issues at all stages of the protocol development process, from Requirements and Architecture, through Specification and Applicability. The remainder of this document describes the necessary subsections of the Morality Considerations sections, and gives guidance about what information should be contained in those subsections. RFC2119]. The key words "SHALT", "SHALT NOT", "SMITE", and "PILLAR OF SALT" in this document are to be interpreted as expected.
effort on Morality Considerations sections. It is inconceivable that anything that they write would have anything other than a beneficial effect on the Routing Area and the Internet in general.
MPLS What is with this "layer two-and-a-half" nonsense? The world is flat, just accept the fact. Packet Switching Sounds like fraud to me. Path The route of all LSPs. Policy Control The administrative arm of the IMM. Random Walk Substance abuse is to be avoided. Rendezvous Point Poorly lit street corner. Not to be confused with the root of all multicast. Standard Body What we should all strive for. Strawberry Ice Cream Something that wills the void between rational discussion and all-out thermo nuclear war [SCREAM].
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