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IAB report to the community for IETF 112

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Originally posted on 2021-11-01

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

Minutes of all IAB business calls are available at The IAB business calls are open for observation and ​the upcoming agenda​ is posted in advance on the IAB wiki at More recently, usually one of the business calls each month is used for technical discussions only. The calendar and connection details​ can also be found there.

If you have issues you want to discuss over email, feel free to send your comments to the IAB as a whole at This mailing list includes all voting IAB members, the IRTF Chair (Colin Perkins), the IETF Executive Director (Jay Daley), the IETF Director of Communications and Operations (Greg Wood), Secretariat staff (Cindy Morgan, Amy Vezza), the IESG Liaison (Martin Vigoureux), the ISOC Liaisons (Karen O’Donoghue, Olaf Kolkman), and the Tools Liaison (Robert Sparks).


There were no appeals during this reporting period.


In October, the IAB appointed Vittorio Bertola to the 2022 ICANN Nominating Committee.

After serving four years as the Independent Submissions Editor (ISE), Adrian Farrel is planning to step down in February 2022. The IAB thanks Adrian for his service, and is now searching for candidates to fill the ISE role. Suggestions for candidates are welcome at

In early 2022, the IAB will make an appointment to the Internet Society Board of Trustees. The call for nominations will open soon, so please be on the lookout for that announcement.

IAB Open Meeting

During IETF 112, the IAB will hold an IAB Open Meeting on Thursday, November 11, 2021 at 14:30 UTC. The goal of this meeting is to increase interactions with the community in both directions: providing information about and reporting back on technical work done, as well as gathering input about on-going work.

The agenda for the IETF 112 session can be found here:

Meetecho link to join the meeting:


Liaison statements are posted at

The IAB sent two liaison statements since IETF 111:

The IAB appointed Peter Koch as the new liaison manager for ISO/TC46. The IAB thanks John Klensin for many years of service in this position!

The IAB is also in the process of setting up a new formal liaison relationship with ISO/TC 154.

Technical Programs and Support Groups

All active programs and groups are listed at and in the datatracker

As part of its effort to refine the IAB’s program structure into Technical Programs and Administrative Support Groups, the IAB is currently reviewing all open programs.

The Internet Threat Model (model-t) Program was reviewed on August 11, 2021. Program members have produced a number of documents, but there hasn’t been much recent discussion and no document is currently up for adoption by the IAB.

The Evolvability, Deployability, & Maintainability (EDM) Program recently finished work on draft-iab-use-it-or-lose-it, and is discussing new work around protocol maintenance and implementation coordination. The Program held an interim meeting on October 13, 2021

The IETF-IANA Group was reorganised at the beginning of the year. This group meets once per meeting circle. Meeting minutes are included in the monthly IANA liaison report to the IAB.

The Technical Plenary Planning Program is on hold as long as the IETF meeting is online only.

The RFC Editor Future Development Program recently sent draft-iab-rfcefdp-rfced-model out for Program Last Call. This program works like an IETF working group and work is performed via email and frequent interim meetings.

Documents and IAB Statements

All documents the IAB has adopted and is working on can be found at

The IAB recently published RFC 9120: Nameservers for the Address and Routing Parameter Area (“arpa”) Domain. 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.

In October, the IAB approved draft-iab-use-it-or-lose-it-04: Long-term Viability of Protocol Extension Mechanisms for publication as an Informational RFC on the IAB stream.

Workshops and Workshop reports

The IAB held a virtual workshop on Measuring Network Quality for End-Users in September. The papers, slides, and video links are all available from the web page.

Later this month, the IAB will host a workshop on Analyzing IETF Data (AID).

Mailing lists

IAB-maintained mailing lists are listed at

Tommy Pauly and Jiankang Yao serve as the sergeants-at-arms for the mailing list. For program-specific lists, the program chairs act as moderators. The rfc-interest list is moderated by the Temporary RFC Series Project Manager. As for all mailing lists of the IETF, we also expect professional behavior on our mailing lists.

There were no new mailing lists created since IETF 111.