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 4 Trustees to its Board (BoT), with staggered 3-year terms. This requires that the IETF select two Trustees in 2015.
This year, the IAB will select 2 people for terms beginning in mid-2015 and ending in mid-2018.
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:
Please send your remarks in confidence about any or all candidates to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. We thank you in advance for your help.
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 now believes it is important for protocol designers, developers, and operators to make encryption the norm for Internet traffic. Encryption should be authenticated where possible, but even protocols providing confidentiality without authentication are useful in the face of pervasive surveillance as described in RFC 7258.
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 behalf of the IAB,
The Internet Architecture Board is pleased to announce the reappointment of Nevil Brownlee as the Independent Submission Editor (ISE). The IAB received a significant number of comments saying that Nevil is doing a superior job. This appointment is for a two year term, beginning on 15 February 2015 and ending on 14 February 2017.
On behalf of the IAB,
This is a call for nominations for the IAB appointment to the IETF Administrative Oversight Committee (IAOC). The nomination period will close on 5 November 2014. Continue reading
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 reflects the experimental nature of that guidance and prepares it for future inclusion in the RFC Style Guide. This document obsoletes RFC 2223, “Instructions to RFC Authors”.
IAB Workshop on Stack Evolution in a Middlebox Internet (SEMI)
26-27 January 2015 – ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Submissions accepted at: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=semi2015
- Submission Deadline: 31 October 2014
- Notification Deadline: 17 November 2014
- Workshop Dates: 26-27 January 2015
The IAB has selected John Levine to serve on the 2015 ICANN NOMCOM. He is co-author of nine RFCs, and he brings a wealth of experience in both the IETF and ICANN. He is the past chair of the IRTF’s AntiSpam Research Group, and he has more recently delved into issues relating to zone cuts. At ICANN he is an active participant in the At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC), and he has participated as an expert on the RSTEP committee. The IAB wishes John every success in this important role, and encourages the whole community to share their views with John about the various ICANN 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 Russ Mundy for his service in this role over the last year.
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 member of the IAB’s IANA Evolution program. Lynn continued as a member of the IAB’s IANA Evolution program after stepping down recently as CEO of ISOC.
We thank both Russ and Lynn for being willing to serve, and thank others who were willing to be considered.
The appointments have been communicated to ICANN in its role as convenor of the process.