18 months

Ralph Droms rdroms at cisco.com
Thu Jan 9 09:37:05 CET 2003

The dhc WG is likely sort of an outlier, as well - not really meeting the 
18 month test but still producing useful results.  The WG started in 1990 
and RFC1541 was published in Oct, 1993.   DHCP gained widespread deployment 
in 1995-1996.  The WG has continued to produce RFCs extending DHCP - most 
recently in the areas of relay agent options, authentication and DHCPv6.

- Ralph

At 03:23 PM 1/9/2003 +0100, Harald Tveit Alvestrand wrote:

>--On torsdag, januar 09, 2003 14:58:24 +0100 Brian E Carpenter 
><brian at hursley.ibm.com> wrote:
>>>Another example, which I personally consider more fit for the "failure"
>>>bin (because of lack of industry pickup): SVRLOC.
>>Actually, I see increasing signs of SLP being prerequisite for other
>>protocols, and it is finally getting supported. It's just had a long
>>infancy. This case clearly tests the 18 month "rule" and finds it false.
>>But I have to agree, this one was sloooow.
>erik guttman corrected my history - the WG actually started around 1991, 
>and concluded in May 2001. Slow it was.
>                  Harald

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