The IAB has published RFC 7749: The “xml2rfc” Version 2 Vocabulary.
Abstract: This document defines the “xml2rfc” version 2 vocabulary: an XML-based language used for writing RFCs and Internet-Drafts. Version 2 represents the state of the vocabulary (as implemented by several tools and as used by the RFC Editor) around 2014. This document obsoletes RFC 2629.
As specified in “RFC Editor Model (Version 2)” (RFC 6635), the IAB is responsible for appointing the members of the RFC Series Oversight Committee (RSOC). Alexey Melnikov is planning to step down from his role on the RSOC when he is seated on the IESG in April 2016. The IAB thanks him for his service.
The IAB is now looking for a community member to appoint to the RSOC. This message is a call for nominations for that position. If you are interested, or there is someone you know of who would make a good member, please nominate yourself or that person. Continue reading
The IAB has re-appointed Warren Kumari to serve a two-year term on the ICANN Technical Liaison Group (TLG). The IAB thanks Warren for his willingness to serve the community in this capacity.
The IAB thanks all of the candidates. This was a difficult decision with two strong candidates.
On 25 January 2016, the NomCom announced the selection of the IAB slate whose terms will start at IETF 95 in April 2016:
- Brian Trammell (incumbent)
- Erik Nordmark (incumbent)
- Joe Hildebrand (incumbent)
- Lee Howard
- Martin Thomson
- Ted Hardie (incumbent)
The IAB thanks outgoing members Mary Barnes and Marc Blanchet for their years of service to the community on the IAB.
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:
- Linda Dunbar
- Warren Kumari
Please send your remarks in confidence about any or all candidates to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, 20 January 2016. We thank you in advance for your help.
The IAB has published RFC 7687: Report from the Strengthening the Internet (STRINT) Workshop.
Abstract: The Strengthening the Internet (STRINT) workshop assembled one hundred participants in London for two days in early 2014 to discuss how the technical community, and in particular the IETF and the W3C, should react to Pervasive Monitoring and more generally how to strengthen the Internet in the face of such attacks. The discussions covered issues of terminology, the role of user interfaces, classes of mitigation, some specific use cases, transition strategies (including opportunistic encryption), and more. The workshop ended with a few high-level recommendations, that it is believed could be implemented and could help strengthen the Internet. This is the report of that workshop.
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.
The IAB has published BCP 40, RFC 7720: DNS Root Name Service Protocol and Deployment Requirements.
Abstract: The DNS root name service is a critical part of the Internet architecture. The protocol and deployment requirements for the DNS root name service are defined in this document. Operational requirements are out of scope.
Today, the IAB announced plans for the IoT Semantic Interoperability Workshop to be held in San Jose, California, on March 17-18, 2016.
For more information, please see the workshop page: https://www.iab.org/activities/workshops/iotsi/