Protocol and Engineering Effects of Consolidation
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Independent Submission                                      D. Lazanski
Internet Draft                                         Last Press Label
                                                            M. McFadden
                                          Internet policy advisors, ltd
Intended status: Informational                         November 2, 2020
Expires: May 2, 2021

             Protocol and Engineering Effects of Consolidation
                    draft-lazanski-consolidation-00.txt

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Abstract

   This document contributes to the ongoing discussion surrounding
   Internet consolidation. Though there has been much interest in the
   topic, the conversation has waned. This document aims to discuss
   recent areas of Internet consolidation that are technical, economic
   and engineering focused and provide some suggestions for advancing
   the discussion.

Table of Contents

   1. Introduction...................................................2
   2. Background to Consolidation Issues.............................3
   3. Overarching Issues Related to Consolidation....................4
      3.1. Technical.................................................4
      3.2. Economic..................................................5
      3.3. Security..................................................6
   4. Implications of Consolidation on Internet Architecture.........7
      4.1. The Changing Architecture of the Internet.................7
      4.2. The End-to-End Principle Redux............................8
   5. Implications of Consolidation on Protocol Design...............9
      5.1. Does Protocol Design Really Affect Consolidation?.........9
      5.2. Case Studies in Consolidation and Protocol Design.........9
         5.2.1. DNS over HTTPS (DOH).................................9
         5.2.2. Encrypted Server Name Indication (eSNI).............10
         5.2.3. Privacy Pass........................................10
   6. Actions for the IETF..........................................11
   7. Security Considerations.......................................11
   8. IANA Considerations...........................................12
   9. Conclusions...................................................12
   10. References...................................................12
      10.1. Informative References..................................12
   11. Acknowledgments..............................................14

1. Introduction

   Internet consolidation has been under discussion for the last
   several years. The 2019 Internet Society's "Global Internet Report:
   Consolidation and the Internet Economy" highlighted issues in this
   topic and kicked started a series of discussions and publications
   around consolidation.  Furthermore, an draft for the Internet
   Architecture Board (IAB) discussed issues of economic and technical

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   consolidation. [1] Despite community interest, the draft expired
   without further work or publication.

   Further discussions on this issue have stalled in recent months as
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