Internet Architecture Board


IAB Statement on Internet Confidentiality

In 1996, the IAB and IESG recognized that the growth of the Internet depended on users having confidence that the network would protect their private information.  RFC 1984 documented this need.  Since that time, we have seen evidence that the capabilities and activities of attackers are greater and more pervasive than previously known.  The IAB […]

Reappointment of Lars Eggert as IRTF Chair

The Internet Architecture Board is pleased to announce the reappointment of Lars Eggert as the Internet Research Task Force (IRTF) Chair. The IAB received a significant number of comments saying that Lars is doing a excellent job. This appointment is for a two year term, beginning in March 2015 and ending in March 2017. On […]

RFC 7322: RFC Style Guide

The IAB has published RFC 7322: RFC Style Guide. Abstract: This document describes the fundamental and unique style conventions and editorial policies currently in use for the RFC Series.  It captures the RFC Editor’s basic requirements and offers guidance regarding the style and structure of an RFC.  Additional guidance is captured on a website that […]

NTIA/IANA Transition Co-ordination Group Appointments

As part of the NTIA/IANA transition, the IAB is to select two people to serve as members of the co-ordination group.  The IAB (less those whose names were under consideration for appointment) deliberated, and hereby appoints Russ Housley and Lynn St. Amour. Russ is an IAB member and Chair of the IAB, and is a […]

RFC 7241: The IEEE 802/IETF Relationship

The IAB has published RFC 7241: The IEEE 802/IETF Relationship. Abstract: This document describes the standardization cooperation between Project 802 of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF).  This document obsoletes RFC 4441. Note: This document was collaboratively developed by authors from both the IEEE 802 and […]

IAB Seeks Feedback on the Independent Stream Editor (ISE)

As part of its oversight responsibility for the Independent Stream, the IAB is solociting comments from the community on the performance of the Independent Stream Editor, Nevil Brownlee.  We are interested in comments on what has gone well or badly in the last several years of operation of the Independent Stream and Nevil’s activities as […]