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RFC Editor Model (Version 3) transition, RFC Series Working Group, and RFC Series Approval Board establishment

The transition to the RFC Editor Model (Version 3) is underway. This is the result of the work done in the RFC Editor Future Development Program and was recently published as RFC 9280: RFC Editor Model (Version 3). The RFC Editor Model (Version 3) divides the responsibilities for the RFC Series into two high-level tasks: […]

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RFC 9280 on RFC Editor Model (Version 3)

The IAB has published RFC 9280: RFC Editor Model (Version 3). Abstract: This document specifies version 3 of the RFC Editor Model. The model defines two high-level tasks related to the RFC Series. First, policy definition is the joint responsibility of the RFC Series Working Group (RSWG), which produces policy proposals, and the RFC Series […]

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IAB and IESG Search for RFC Series Working Group (RSWG) Chairs

The IAB is in the process of approving draft-iab-rfcefdp-rfced-model, which specifies version 3 of the RFC Editor Model. In this model, policy definition is the joint responsibility of the RFC Series Working Group (RSWG), which produces policy proposals, and the RFC Series Approval Board (RSAB), which approves such proposals. As described in Section 3.1.1.3 of […]

RFC 9170 on Long-Term Viability of Protocol Extension Mechanisms

The IAB has published RFC 9170: Long-Term Viability of Protocol Extension Mechanisms. Abstract: The ability to change protocols depends on exercising the extension and version-negotiation mechanisms that support change.  This document explores how regular use of new protocol features can ensure that it remains possible to deploy changes to a protocol. Examples are given where […]

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IAB report to the community for IETF 112

This is the IAB report for the period between IETF 111 and IETF 112. 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 ​the upcoming […]

RFC 9120 on Nameservers for the Address and Routing Parameter Area (“arpa”) Domain

The IAB has published RFC 9120: Nameservers for the Address and Routing Parameter Area (“arpa”) Domain. Abstract: This document describes revisions to operational practices to separate the function of the “arpa” top-level domain in the DNS from its historical operation alongside the DNS root zone.

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Search for Independent Submissions Editor (ISE) Candidates

The IAB is responsible for overseeing the volunteer IndependentSubmissions Editor (ISE) position. The current appointee is Adrian Farrel, whose term expires in February 2022. Adrian is not seeking another appointment; the IAB thanks him for his service over the past four years. The requirements and responsibility for the role are documented in RFC 8730. The […]

RFC 9075 on Report from the IAB COVID-19 Network Impacts Workshop 2020

The IAB has published RFC 9075: Report from the IAB COVID-19 Network Impacts Workshop 2020. Abstract: The Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic caused changes in Internet user behavior, particularly during the introduction of initial quarantine and work-from-home arrangements. These behavior changes drove changes in Internet traffic. The Internet Architecture Board (IAB) held a workshop to discuss […]

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RFC 8980 on Report from the IAB Workshop on Design Expectations vs. Deployment Reality in Protocol Development

The IAB has published RFC 8980: Report from the IAB Workshop on Design Expectations vs. Deployment Reality in Protocol Development. Abstract: The Design Expectations vs. Deployment Reality in Protocol Development Workshop was convened by the Internet Architecture Board (IAB) in June 2019. This report summarizes the workshop’s significant points of discussion and identifies topics that […]

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RFC 8890 on The Internet is for End Users

The IAB has published RFC 8890: The Internet is for End Users. Abstract: This document explains why the IAB believes that, when there is a conflict between the interests of end users of the Internet and other parties, IETF decisions should favor end users. It also explores how the IETF can more effectively achieve this.

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