Application-Layer Traffic Optimization (ALTO) Cost Calendar
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From: The IESG <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: IETF-Announce <email@example.com> Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, The IESG <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org, Vijay Gurbani <email@example.com> Subject: Protocol Action: 'Application-Layer Traffic Optimization (ALTO) Cost Calendar' to Proposed Standard (draft-ietf-alto-cost-calendar-21.txt) The IESG has approved the following document: - 'Application-Layer Traffic Optimization (ALTO) Cost Calendar' (draft-ietf-alto-cost-calendar-21.txt) as Proposed Standard This document is the product of the Application-Layer Traffic Optimization Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Mirja Kühlewind and Magnus Westerlund. A URL of this Internet Draft is: https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-ietf-alto-cost-calendar/
Technical Summary This document is an extension to the base ALTO protocol (RFC 7785). It extends the ALTO cost information service such that applications decide not only 'where' to connect, but also 'when'. This is useful for applications that need to perform bulk data transfer and would like to schedule these transfers during an off-peak hour, for example. Working Group Summary The work has been discussed extensively in the WG over the years, and the WG feels that the document is ready to for publication. Document Quality Cost calendar is a well-know extension within the working group, having been first presented as an individual document on Jul 4, 2014 (individual -00 version). It was subsequently adopted as WG item on Jul 28, 2016. The work has been reviewed by at least four key WG members in the past. Post WGLC, version -06 of the document added a beefed up Security Consideration and a new Operations Consideration section to the draft. Key members of the WG reviewed the latest version of the draft including these two sections. The draft was presented to the IESG and balloted on 2018-12-04. This balloting brought the draft back to the WG due to an IPR related issue leading to a second WGLC. There is one known implementation, authored by the editor of the draft. Personnel The document shepherd is Vijay K. Gurbani. The responsible Area Director is Mirja Kühlewind.