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RFC 7841 on RFC Streams, Headers, and Boilerplates

The IAB has published RFC 7841: RFC Streams, Headers, and Boilerplates. Abstract: RFC documents contain a number of fixed elements such as the title page header, standard boilerplates, and copyright/IPR statements. This document describes them and introduces some updates to reflect current usage and requirements of RFC publication.  In particular, this updated structure is intended […]

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RFC 7827 on The Role of the IRTF Chair

The IAB has published RFC 7827: The Role of the IRTF Chair. Abstract: This document briefly describes the role of the Chair of the Internet Research Task Force (IRTF), discusses its duties, and outlines the skill set a candidate for the role should ideally have.

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RFC 7754 on Technical Considerations for Internet Service Blocking and Filtering

The IAB has published RFC 7754: Technical Considerations for Internet Service Blocking and Filtering. Abstract: The Internet is structured to be an open communications medium. This openness is one of the key underpinnings of Internet innovation, but it can also allow communications that may be viewed as undesirable by certain parties. Thus, as the Internet […]

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RFC 7749 on The “xml2rfc” Version 2 Vocabulary

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 […]

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RFC 7687 on Report from the Strengthening the Internet (STRINT) Workshop

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 […]

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BCP 40, RFC 7720 on DNS Root Name Service Protocol and Deployment Requirements

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.

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RFC 7669 on Assigning Digital Object Identifiers to RFCs

The IAB has published RFC 7669: Assigning Digital Object Identifiers to RFCs. Abstract: This document describes the way that Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) are assigned to past and future RFCs.  The DOI is a widely used system that assigns unique identifiers to digital documents that can be queried and managed in a consistent fashion.

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RFC 7663 on Report from the IAB Workshop on Stack Evolution in a Middlebox Internet (SEMI)

The IAB has published RFC 7663: Report from the IAB Workshop on Stack Evolution in a Middlebox Internet (SEMI). Abstract: The Internet Architecture Board (IAB) through its IP Stack Evolution program, the Internet Society, and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich hosted the Stack Evolution in a Middlebox Internet (SEMI) workshop in Zurich […]

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RFC 7624: Confidentiality in the Face of Pervasive Surveillance: A Threat Model and Problem Statement

The IAB has published RFC 7624: Confidentiality in the Face of Pervasive Surveillance: A Threat Model and Problem Statement. Abstract: Since the initial revelations of pervasive surveillance in 2013, several classes of attacks on Internet communications have been discovered. In this document, we develop a threat model that describes these attacks on Internet confidentiality. We assume […]

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RFC 7500: Principles for Operation of Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) Registries

The IAB has published RFC 7500: 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.

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