Internet Architecture Board

RFC2850

Call for volunteers or nominations for the IETF Delegate to the ICANN 2020 Nominating Committee

The IAB (on behalf of the IETF) has been asked to supply a member to the 2020 ICANN Nominating Committee (NomCom). Ole Jacobsen has filled this role for the IETF community for the past two years and cannot seek another term due to term limits; the IAB thanks him for his service. The IAB would […]

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Revised Operating Instructions for e164.arpa (ENUM)

The RIPE NCC is the operator of the e164.arpa zone (ENUM) and maintains the associate registry in accordance with the instructions of the Internet Architecture Board (IAB). As delegations are based on e164 country code allocations, any changes to the registry are coordinated with and approved by the respective holders of the E.164 country code […]

RFC 8546 on The Wire Image of a Network Protocol

The IAB has published RFC 8546: The Wire Image of a Network Protocol. Abstract: This document defines the wire image, an abstraction of the information available to an on-path non-participant in a networking protocol. This abstraction is intended to shed light on the implications that increased encryption has for network functions that use the wire […]

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RFC 8558 on Transport Protocol Path Signals

The IAB has published RFC 8558: Transport Protocol Path Signals. Abstract: This document discusses the nature of signals seen by on-path elements examining transport protocols, contrasting implicit and explicit signals. For example, TCP’s state machine uses a series of well-known messages that are exchanged in the clear. Because these are visible to network elements on […]

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IAB report to the community for IETF 104

Dear Colleagues, Here is the IAB report for the period between IETF 103 and IETF 104. If you have issues you want to discuss by email, feel free to send your comments to architecture-discuss@iab.org (our public discussion list) or iab@iab.org (to reach just the IAB). Questions at the open mic at IETF 104 are, of […]

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Colin Perkins to be next IRTF Chair

After having served as IRTF chair since 2017, Allison Mankin will step down as Internet Research Task Force (IRTF) chair during IETF 104 in March 2019. The IAB has appointed Colin Perkins as her successor, and in the weeks to come Colin will be working with Allison in transitioning responsibilities. The IAB would like to […]

IAB 2019-2020 Appointments Announced by NomCom

On 6 February 2019, the NomCom the announced the selection of the IAB slate whose terms will start at IETF 104 in March 2019. The selected candidates for the IAB are: Jari Arkko, Ericsson Jeff Tantsura, Apstra Mark Nottingham, Fastly Stephen Farrell, Trinity College Dublin Wes Hardaker, USC/ISI Zhenbin Li, Huawei The IAB thanks outgoing […]

Appointment of Warren Kumari to the ICANN Technical Liaison Group

The IAB has selected Warren Kumari to serve a two-year term on the ICANN Technical Liaison Group (TLG). The IAB thanks all of the candidates who were willing to serve. This was a difficult decision with many strong candidates. The IAB would also like to extend special thanks Paul Wouters for his service on the […]