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Re: Internet II is coming...
Come on, Vadim, this is a great idea. They should build this cheaper faster better network to be used exclusively for meritorious traffic because it's in the national interests of the USA. Moreover, the the members of the Internet II consortium (hi University MIS types and management!) and any governmental funding body involved should mandate that any meritorious traffic use IPv6 *only* and set an end-to-end IPv6 option to indicate which traffic should go across Internet II and which should go across whatever IPv6 Internet exists as provided by Evil Commercial Interests at the ridiculously high prices which are being charged universities and research labs. Moreover, they should also mandate that Internet II be built on ATM, use ABR, and also use RSVP to guarantee the kinds of qualities of service that the R&E community requires. This would be a boon to network researchers throughout the USA. You can bet that I (not a U.S. national, and an Evil Greedy Commercial Bastard) also will be singing the praises of the folks from PSU, Stanford and Chicago, and their EDUCOM ally Mike Roberts and their representative George Strawn, the NSF's chief proponent of Internet II-like initiatives, because it's a fantastic idea, and the implication that it is either pork or a bad or unworkable idea is one that is beneath you, Vadim, even if the proposers leave the other requirements out of the final solicitation, award, or both. I mean, you can't possibly believe that the industry will solve or even wants to solve the issues most of the folks at University campuses have been complaining about, just as you shouldn't believe that it can't use a push to deploy ATM, ABR, RSVP and IPv6. A group of some thirty-four or so high-power customers is exactly the sort of push that will finally just get this stuff done. I can't wait until other countries jump on the bandwagon. Maybe the EU will ressurect its similar ideas, or the G7 will keep going with their talks, or maybe this could end up right in the lap of the U.N. That would be way cool. Sean. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -