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RFC 7305: Report from the IAB Workshop on Internet Technology Adoption and Transition (ITAT)

The IAB has published RFC 7305: Report from the IAB Workshop on Internet Technology Adoption and Transition (ITAT).

Abstract: This document provides an overview of a workshop held by the Internet Architecture Board (IAB) on Internet Technology Adoption and Transition (ITAT). The workshop was hosted by the University of Cambridge on December 4th and 5th of 2013 in Cambridge, UK. The goal of the workshop was to facilitate adoption of Internet protocols, through examination of a variety of economic models, with particular emphasis at the waist of the hourglass (e.g., the middle of the protocol stack). This report summarizes contributions and discussions. As the topics were wide ranging, there is no single set of recommendations for IETF participants to pursue at this time. Instead, in the classic sense of early research, the workshop noted areas that deserve further exploration. Note that this document is a report on the proceedings of the workshop. The views and positions documented in this report are those of the workshop participants and do not necessarily reflect IAB views and positions.

IAB Seeks Volunteers for the 2015 ICANN Nominating Committee

The IAB (on behalf of the IETF) has been asked to supply a member to the 2015 ICANN Nominating Committee (NomCom) by August 2014. The IAB would therefore like to ask the community for volunteers to serve on the ICANN NomCom. Our current appointee, Russ Mundy is unable to serve another term.  The IAB thanks Russ for his service and wishes him well.

If you are interested in serving on the ICANN NomCom, please send a short e-mail to iab-chair@iab.org and execd@iab.org with your motivation and information concerning your familiarity with the IETF and ICANN. The deadline for volunteering is 19 July 2014. Continue reading

RFC 7295: Report from the IAB/IRTF Workshop on Congestion Control

The IAB has published RFC 7295: Report from the IAB/IRTF Workshop on Congestion Control.

Abstract:  This document provides a summary of the IAB/IRTF Workshop on ‘Congestion Control for Interactive Real-Time Communication’, which took place in Vancouver, Canada, on July 28, 2012.  The main goal of the workshop was to foster a discussion on congestion control mechanisms for interactive real-time communication.  This report summarizes the discussions and lists recommendations to the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) community.

The views and positions in this report are those of the workshop participants and do not necessarily reflect the views and positions of the authors, the Internet Architecture Board (IAB), or the Internet Research Task Force (IRTF).

RFC 7288 on Reflections on Host Firewalls

The IAB has published RFC 7288: Reflections on Host Firewalls.

Abstract: In today’s Internet, the need for firewalls is generally accepted in the industry, and indeed firewalls are widely deployed in practice. Unlike traditional firewalls that protect network links, host firewalls run in end-user systems. Often the result is that software may be running and potentially consuming resources, but then communication is blocked by a host firewall. It’s taken for granted that this end state is either desirable or the best that can be achieved in practice, rather than (for example) an end state where the relevant software is not running or is running in a way that would not result in unwanted communication. In this document, we explore the issues behind these assumptions and provide suggestions on improving the architecture going forward.

Call for Volunteers for Liaison Manager to ECMA TC39

The IAB and ECMA International’s TC39 have agreed to establish a liaison relationship between the two organizations.  The IAB is seeking a volunteer to serve as IETF liaison manager to ECMA TC39 to represent IETF views, as required.  The IETF process for managing such relationships is detailed in RFCs 4052, 4053, and 4691.  It is preferred to have a liaison manager that participates in with both the IETF and TC39 activities, and is familiar with the processes of the organizations.  As it is expected that the first activity will be related to JSON, therefore some understanding of JSON is desirable.

If you are interested, please reply to iab-chair@iab.org by 7 July 2014, with a brief note that explains your interest, your background, availability to attend meetings, and whether you have any potential conflicts of interest.  The IAB would like to make a decision during the week of the Toronto IETF meeting.

Please note, the IAB may seek the views of the community on candidates, and we may wish to interview candidates during the Toronto meeting.

I* Post-NETmundial Meeting Statement

Leaders of the organizations responsible for coordination of the Internet technical infrastructure (loosely referred to as “I* leaders”) met on 25 April in São Paulo, Brazil following the NETmundial meeting. During the 1-day I* leaders meeting, the group considered a range of issues where dialogue among Internet technical organizations is useful. Continue reading

Appointment of Sean Turner to the ISOC Board of Trustees

The Internet Society (ISOC) provides organizational and financial support for the IETF.  As part of the arrangements between ISOC and the IETF, the IETF is called upon to name three Trustees to its Board, with staggered 3 year terms. This requires that the IETF select one Trustee each year.  The IAB does this selection following the process in RFC 3677.

I am pleased to announce that the IAB has selected Sean Turner for a term on the ISOC BoT.  His term will start in mid-2014 and end in mid-2017.

On behalf of the IAB,
Russ Housley
IAB Chair

RFC Series Oversight Committee (RSOC) Appointments

The IAB extends many thanks to the community members that were willing to serve on the RSOC for their ongoing support of the RFC Series and the RFC Series Editor.

After reviewing the strong list of individuals who offered to serve on the RSOC, the IAB is appointing two people to the RSOC:

  • Sarah Banks
  • Robert Sparks

The IAB sincerely thanks all of the people that offered to serve on the RSOC.

IAB Sends Comments Regarding the “Draft Proposal, Based on Initial Community Feedback, of the Principles and Mechanisms and the Process to Develop a Proposal to Transition NTIA’s Stewardship of the IANA Functions”

On April 29, 2014, the IAB sent comments to ICANN on the “Draft Proposal, Based on Initial Community Feedback, of the Principles and Mechanisms and the Process to Develop a Proposal to Transition NTIA’s Stewardship of the IANA Functions,”offering a refinement of the existing ICANN
process proposal.

The full text of the IAB comments is available here.