I have just read the GENA draft today and have had a short chat with Yaron
Goland, who is one of the co-authors, about it today.
Here is my take on it:
PRO: Microsoft has already prototyped this and planning to put into product
(my guess: probably no earlier than 2nd half of 2000 or in 2001) so it might
well become a de facto standard.
CONS: The I-Ds are only personal contributions from the Microsoft folks. So
far they have not found a home for this stuff in any of the existing IETF
WGs, but might try to get it in under the IMPP WG umbrella.
It is based on HTTP over UDP, which means a number of limitations listed in
the draft you mentioned.
In the Oslo meeting most of hardcore IETF people I spoke to did not think
that this would fly in the IETF, but I will keep asking around this time as
well. I will also try to corner Josh Cohen who is the main author from
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Paul Moore [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Monday, November 08, 1999 9:40 AM
> To: Hastings, Tom N
> Cc: Keith Moore; Ron Bergman; ipp; Parra, Hugo
> Subject: RE: IPP> NOT - How about using a new HTTP method for the "IPP
> Not ification Delivery Protocol over HTTP"
> GENA is General Event Notification Architecture. See i-d
> I was talking about Hugos proposal (the get notifications
> proposal is not really
> a notification system its smart polling).