Internet Architecture Board

RFC2850

Call for Review of “Technical Considerations for Internet Service Blocking and Filtering”

The IAB has issued an IETF-wide Call for Comments on “Technical Considerations for Internet Service Blocking and Filtering” prior to potential approval as an IAB stream RFC.

The document is available for inspection here:
https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-iab-filtering-considerations/

The Call for Review will last until 26 February 2014. Please send comments to iab@iab.org.

Appointments for ICANN Technical Liaison Group

The IAB has selected Warren Kumari to serve a two-year term on the ICANN TLG and selected Daniel Migault a one-year term.  Thanks for your willingness to serve the community in this capacity.

The IAB thanks all of the candidates.  This was a difficult decision with so many strong candidates.

On behalf of the IAB,
Russ Housley
IAB Chair

Call for Papers: W3C/IAB workshop on Strengthening the Internet Against Pervasive Monitoring (STRINT)

The IAB announced a Call for Papers for the W3C/IAB workshop on Strengthening the Internet Against Pervasive Monitoring (STRINT).

IAB Statement on draft-farrell-perpass-attack-00

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,
Russ Housley
IAB Chair

Comments Requested on Candidates for ICANN Technical Liaison Group

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 <marc.blanchet@viagenie.ca>
  • David Conrad <drc@virtualized.org>
  • Alex Deacon <Alex_Deacon@mpaa.org>
  • Geoff Huston <gih902@gmail.com>
  • Stephen Kent <kent@bbn.com>
  • Peter Koch <pk@denic.de>
  • Warren Kumari <warren@kumari.net>
  • John Levine <johnl@taugh.com>
  • Daniel Migault <mglt.biz@gmail.com>
  • Hassan Zaheer <hassanZaheer@gmail.com>

Please send your remarks in confidence about any or all candidates to iab-chair@iab.org and execd@iab.org by December 9, 2013. We thank you in advance for your help.

Volunteers Needed for ICANN Technical Liaison Group

Dear Colleagues,

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
http://www.icann.org/en/about/governance/bylaws.

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
community.

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,
Russ Housley
IAB Chair