- Submissions due: Jan 15 2014
- Invitations issued: Jan 31 2014
- Workshop Date: Feb 28 (pm) & Mar 1 (am) 2014 (To be Confirmed – could be all day Mar 1)
- Location: Central London, UK. IETF Hotel or nearby (TBC)
- For queries, contact: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Send submissions to: email@example.com
- Workshop web site: http://www.w3.org/2014/strint/
At the Vancouver IETF meeting, the IAB held a technical plenary that discussed pervasive monitoring. The IAB believes that pervasive monitoring represents an attack on the Internet in as much as large amounts of information that is intended to be confidential between sets of individuals is in fact gathered and aggregated by third parties. Such a broad scale attack can undermine confidence in the infrastructure, no matter the intent of those collecting the information.
draft-farrell-perpass-attack-00 is intended to establish an IETF community consensus on this matter. We encourage the community to read and engage in discussion about this draft, and also to take practical measures to limit pervasive monitoring within their environments.
On behalf of the IAB,
The IAB recently requested nominations to the ICANN Technical Liaison Group (TLG). We have a number of candidates, and we are soliciting comment from the community on these candidates.
The following candidates have put their names forward:
- Marc Blanchet <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- David Conrad <email@example.com>
- Alex Deacon <Alex_Deacon@mpaa.org>
- Geoff Huston <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Stephen Kent <email@example.com>
- Peter Koch <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Warren Kumari <email@example.com>
- John Levine <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Daniel Migault <email@example.com>
- Hassan Zaheer <hassanZaheer@gmail.com>
Please send your remarks in confidence about any or all candidates to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com by December 9, 2013. We thank you in advance for your help.
The IAB (on behalf of the IETF) has been asked to supply two technical
experts to ICANN Technical Liaison Group (TLG). The ICANN Bylaws
(Article XI-A, Section 2, Paragraph 6) asks the IETF, ITU-T, ETSI, and
W3C to each provide two technical experts. The technical experts are
expected to be “familiar with the technical standards issues that are
relevant to ICANN’s activities.” These eight experts are expected to be
“available as necessary to determine, through an exchange of e-mail
messages, where to direct a technical question from ICANN when ICANN
does not ask a specific TLG organization directly.
The ICANN bylaws can be found at
The IAB is asking the community for volunteers to serve on the ICANN TLG.
If you are interested, please send a short e-mail to iab-chair at iab.org
with a copy to execd at iab.org with your motivation and information
concerning your familiarity with the IETF and ICANN as well as the other
standards organizations represented on the TLG. The deadline for
volunteering is 17 Nov 2013.
The IAB will select from the available candidates, taking into account
the familiarity with ICANN and the IETF, their roles, and the IETF
protocols. While familiarity with ETSI, ITU-T, and W3C is also
desirable, it is not required. The selected candidates will serve on
the ICANN TLG on personal title; however, the IAB will be looking for
candidates who have an understanding of the interests of the technical
The IAB will select one person for a one year term and select one person
for a two year term.
The ICANN TLG is expected to meet in person at or around the three ICANN
meetings held each year.
NOTE: ICANN does cover travel and hotel costs for a pre-determined number
of days at each of the ICANN meetings.
If you are willing to be considered or would like to nominate someone
else for one of the TLG positions, please send an email to iab-chair at
iab.org and execd at iab.org by 17 Nov 2013.
On behalf of the IAB,
The IAB sent comments to the US National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) in the matter of the NIST Special Publication 800-90A (Recommendation for Random Number Generation Using Deterministic Random Bit Generators) review proceeding. In the statement, the IAB supports re-opening of the comment period on NIST SP 800-90A, and the IAB also makes recommendations relating to the review process for cybersecurity and cryptographic standards to enhance transparency and openness.
The IAB has published RFC 6950, “Architectural Considerations on Application Features in the DNS.”
The leaders of organizations responsible for coordination of the Internet technical infrastructure globally have met in Montevideo, Uruguay, to consider current issues affecting the future of the Internet.
On 29 August 2012, the leaders of IAB, the IEEE Standards Association, the Internet Society, and the W3C signed a statement affirming the importance of a set of principles for the development of global, open standards. These principles have become known as the “OpenStand” principles. A year later, in the face allegations of interference by some governments in the standards development process, now is an opportune time to review the strengths of the modern paradigm captured in the OpenStand principles.
The IAB has selected Russ Mundy to serve on the 2014 ICANN NOMCOM. An active member in the IETF and ICANN communities, Russ serves as liaison from the Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC) to DNS Root Server System Advisory Committee (RSSAC), both advisory committees of ICANN. He has also been an active participant in the IETF for many years, having implemented DNSSEC. The IAB wishes Russ every success in this important role, and encourages community members to share their views with Russ about the various leadership positions that he will have a part in selecting.
The IAB thanks everyone who put their name forward as a candidate for this position, as well as Ole Jacobsen for his years of service in this role.
The IAB has published RFC 6973, “Privacy Considerations for Internet Protocols.”