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 […]
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.
The IAB has published RFC 8752: Report from the IAB Workshop on Exploring Synergy between Content Aggregation and the Publisher Ecosystem (ESCAPE). Abstract: The Exploring Synergy between Content Aggregation and the Publisher Ecosystem (ESCAPE) Workshop was convened by the Internet Architecture Board (IAB) in July 2019. This report summarizes its significant points of discussion and […]
The IAB has published RFC 8730: Independent Submission Editor Model. Abstract: This document describes the function and responsibilities of the RFC Independent Submission Editor (ISE). The Independent Submission stream is one of the stream producers that create draft RFCs, with the ISE as its stream approver. The ISE is overall responsible for activities within the […]
The IAB has published RFC 8728: RFC Editor Model (Version 2). Abstract: The RFC Editor model described in this document divides the responsibilities for the RFC Series into three functions: the RFC Series Editor, the RFC Production Center, and the RFC Publisher. Internet Architecture Board (IAB) oversight via the RFC Series Oversight Committee (RSOC) is […]
The IAB has published RFC 8722: Defining the Role and Function of IETF Protocol Parameter Registry Operators. Abstract: Many Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) protocols make use of commonly defined values that are passed in messages or packets. To ensure consistent interpretation of these values between independent implementations, there is a need to ensure that […]
The IAB has published RFC 8720: Principles for Operation of Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) Registries. Abstract: This document provides principles for the operation of Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) registries.
The IAB has published RFC 8700: Fifty Years of RFCs. Abstract: This RFC marks the fiftieth anniversary for the RFC Series. It includes both retrospective material from individuals involved at key inflection points as well as a review of the current state of affairs. It concludes with thoughts on possibilities for the next fifty years […]
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 […]
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 […]