Internet Architecture Board

RFC2850

About the Internet Architecture Board

The Internet Architecture Board provides long-range technical direction for Internet development, ensuring the Internet continues to grow and evolve as a platform for global communication and innovation.

In its work, the IAB strives to:

  • Ensure that the Internet is a trusted medium of communication that provides a solid technical foundation for privacy and security, especially in light of pervasive surveillance,
  • Establish the technical direction for an Internet that will enable billions more people to connect, support the vision for an Internet of Things, and allow mobile networks to flourish, while keeping the core capabilities that have been a foundation of the Internet’s success, and
  • Promote the technical evolution of an open Internet without special controls, especially those which hinder trust in the network.
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Call for Volunteers for Liaison Manager to IEEE 802.1

The IAB is currently seeking a new liaison manager to IEEE 802.1. Eric Gray served in this role for many years and recently retired; the IAB thanks him for his service.

The IEEE 802.1 Working Group is chartered to concern itself with and develop standards and recommended practices in the following areas: 802 LAN/MAN architecture, internetworking among 802 LANs, MANs and other wide area networks, 802 Security, 802 overall network management, and protocol layers above the MAC & LLC layers.

The IAB is seeking a volunteer to serve as IETF liaison manager to IEEE 802.1 to represent IETF views, as required. The IETF process for managing such relationships is detailed in RFCs 4052, 4053, and 4691. The IETF’s relationship with IEEE 802 is described in RFC 7241. It is preferred to have a liaison manager that participates in both the IETF and IEEE 802.1 activities, and is familiar with the processes of the organizations.  The liaison manager is expected to participate in regular coordination meetings between IETF and IEEE 802.

If you are interested, please reply to liaison-coordination@iab.org by 23:59 UTC on 2022-12-23, with a brief note that explains your interest, your background, availability to attend meetings, and whether you have any potential conflicts of interest.

Call for Volunteers for Liaison Manager to 3GPP

The IAB is currently seeking a new liaison manager to 3GPP. Gonzalo Camarillo has served in this role for many years and is looking to step back; the IAB thanks him for his service.

3GPP specifications cover cellular telecommunications technologies, including radio access, core network and service capabilities, which provide a complete system description for mobile telecommunications. The 3GPP specifications also provide hooks for non-radio access to the core network, and for interworking with non-3GPP networks.

The IAB is seeking a volunteer to serve as IETF liaison manager to 3GPP to represent IETF views, as required. The IETF process for managing such relationships is detailed in RFCs 4052, 4053, and 4691. The IETF’s relationship with 3GPP is described in RFC 3113. It is preferred to have a liaison manager that participates in both the IETF and 3GPP activities, and is familiar with the processes of the organizations.  The liaison manager is expected to organize and participate in regular coordination meetings between IETF and 3GPP.

If you are interested, please reply to liaison-coordination@iab.org by 23:59 UTC on 2022-12-23, with a brief note that explains your interest, your background, availability to attend meetings, and whether you have any potential conflicts of interest.

IAB Comments on a notice by the Federal Trade Commission on “Trade Regulation Rule on Commercial Surveillance and Data Security” (16 CFR Part 464)

On 21 November 2022, the IAB provided comments on a notice by the Federal Trade Commission on “Trade Regulation Rule on Commercial Surveillance and Data Security” (16 CFR Part 464):

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Call for nominations: IETF appointment 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 4 Trustees to its Board (BoT), with staggered 3-year terms.

This year, the IAB will select one person for a term beginning in mid-2023 and ending in mid-2026. The incumbent is Laura Thomson, who has indicated that she is interested in serving a second term.

A description of the IAB’s process for selecting the Trustee each year can be found in RFC 3677. The Trustee selected for 2023 will be seated at ISOC’s Annual General Meeting in June 2023.

Nominations

The IAB is looking for a diverse pool of candidates. Nominations (including self-nominations) should be sent to the IAB Executive Administrative Manager at <execd@iab.org>. Please include e-mail contact details with the nomination.

The deadline for nominations is 23:59 UTC on Tuesday, 2023-01-10. Continue reading

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IAB Report to the Community for IETF 115

This is the IAB report for the period between IETF 114 and IETF 115. This report presents a summary of activities. More detailed information on many of the topics is also available at https://www.iab.org.

Minutes of all IAB business calls are available at https://www.iab.org/documents/minutes/. The IAB business calls are open for observation and ​one of the business calls each month is used for technical discussions only. The upcoming agenda​, including calendar and connection details, is posted in advance on the IAB wiki at https://www.iab.org/wiki/index.php/Agenda. Continue reading

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RFC 9318 on IAB Workshop Report: Measuring Network Quality for End-Users

The IAB has published RFC 9318: IAB Workshop Report: Measuring Network Quality for End-Users.

Abstract: The Measuring Network Quality for End-Users workshop was held virtually by the Internet Architecture Board (IAB) on September 14-16, 2021. This report summarizes the workshop, the topics discussed, and some preliminary conclusions drawn at the end of the 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.

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RFC 9307 on Report from the IAB Workshop on Analyzing IETF Data (AID) 2021

The IAB has published RFC 9307: Report from the IAB Workshop on Analyzing IETF Data (AID) 2021.

Abstract: The “Show me the numbers: Workshop on Analyzing IETF Data (AID)” workshop was convened by the Internet Architecture Board (IAB) from November 29 to December 2, 2021 and hosted by the IN-SIGHT.it project at the University of Amsterdam; however, it was converted to an online-only event. The workshop was organized into two discussion parts with a hackathon activity in between. This report summarizes the workshop’s discussion and identifies topics that warrant future work and consideration.

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.

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