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RFC2850

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.

Call for Review of draft-iab-itat-report, “Report from the IAB workshop on Internet Technology Adoption and Transition (ITAT)”

The IAB has issued a call for review of “Report from the IAB workshop on Internet Technology Adoption and Transition (ITAT)” prior to potential approval as an IAB stream RFC.

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

The Call for Review will last until 16 May 2014.  Please send comments to iab@iab.org.

Call for Review of draft-iab-cc-workshop-report-01, “Report from the IAB/IRTF Workshop on Congestion Control for Interactive Real-Time Communication”

The IAB has issued a call for review of “Report from the IAB/IRTF Workshop on Congestion Control for Interactive Real-Time Communication” prior to potential approval as an IAB stream RFC.

The document is available for inspection here:
https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-iab-cc-workshop-report/

The Call for Review will last until 14 May 2014.  Please send comments to iab@iab.org.

IAB Requests Feedback on RFC Series Oversight Committee (RSOC) Nominations

The IAB announced a call for nominations and volunteers for serving on the RSOC on 26 March 2014. For details on the position and further links, please see the previous message linked here.

The call completed, and 4 people accepted nominations. With thanks for their willingness to serve, the list of willing nominees is:

  • Sara Banks
  • Donald Eastlake
  • Paul Hoffman
  • Robert Sparks

As specified in the announcement, the IAB is now providing that list to the community. If you have opinions, information, or perspectives on the individuals for the RSOC which you believe would help the IAB select the RSOC membership, please provide comments to iab-chair at iab.org and execd at iab.org. Please provide feedback before 23 April 2014.