[Nut-upsuser] The IETF wants to remove chapter 8 "Implementation Status"

Roger Price roger at rogerprice.org
Wed Jul 27 13:45:45 BST 2022

On Tue, 26 Jul 2022, Harlan Stenn wrote:

> Perhaps you could move the Implementation Status section to a new, 
> informational RFC, and simply cite that new RFC in the base document?

Generating a whole new RFC just for a couple of paragraphs is a lot of work, 
which editors try to avoid.

> Is there any intent to have the nut distribution be a reference 
> implementation,

If you visit 
you will see all the IANA registrations of Port Number/Transport Protocol for 
UPSs.  NUT is 3493/tcp, and has already been updated to point to the future RFC. 
It is a pleasure to see NUT standing out from the crowd as a reference 
implementation, but from a purely administrative point of view its a little 

> ...which used to be a thing but I don't know how those winds are blowing these 
> days.

"Working code and rough consensus" was the IETF creed, but this now depends on 
the working group.  Some (the routing WGs?) insist on multiple implementations, 
others none at all.  I wonder how many of the numerous YANG RFC's have working 

On Tue, 26 Jul 2022, Greg Troxel wrote:

> I have not really dug in, but if the editors say this is what they want
> as their consensus view, rather than just one of them, then moving to
> appendix seems ok.   In terms of making the text available to readers
> and preserving for posterity, section vs appendix doesn't really matter.

Agreed.  I will ask that subsections 8.2, 8.2.1, 8.2.2, 8.2.3 "Recommended 
Minimum Support" be moved to Appendix A, new section A.4.


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