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IAB Report to the Community for IETF 115

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4 November 2022

This is the IAB report for the period between IETF 114 and IETF 115. 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 ​one of the business calls each month is used for technical discussions only. The upcoming agenda​, including calendar and connection details, is posted in advance on the IAB wiki at 

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, Liz Flynn, Amy Vezza), the IESG Liaison (Warren Kumari), the ISOC Liaisons (Karen O’Donoghue, Olaf Kolkman), and the Tools Liaison (Robert Sparks).


There were no appeals during this reporting period.


In August, the IAB reappointed Harald Alvestrand as the IETF Liaison to the ICANN Board of Directors.

Also in August, the IAB reappointed Tim April to the ICANN Root Zone Evolution Review Committee (RZERC).

In September, the IAB appointed Warren Kumari as the new liaison manager to ISO/IEC JTC1 SC6. Warren is taking over for Allison Mankin, who served in this role for many years and was looking to step back; thank you to Allison for her service!

In early 2023, 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 115, the IAB will hold an IAB Open Meeting on Tuesday, 2022-11-08 from 16:30-17:30 United Kingdom time. 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 IAB Open meeting for 115 will host two invited talks: Mahsa Alimardani of the Oxford Internet Institute and ARTICLE 19 will discuss how Internet connectivity and digital technology can support Iran protesters, and Simone Basso from the Open Observatory of Network Interference (OONI) will present on their censorship measurements in Iran.

The full agenda for the IETF 115 session can be found here:

Meetecho link to join the meeting:


Liaison statements are posted at

The IAB has not sent any liaison statements since IETF 114.

Liaison Report Highlights

August 2022:

  • ICANN reported that work on a new root server governance model is going forward.
  • The IRTF Chair reported that while submissions were down for ANRW 2022, the accepted papers were of good quality and the invited talks were well received.

September 2022:

  • IANA reported that ICANN met 100% of the processing goal times for the August 2022 monthly statistics report, exceeding the SLA goal to meet 90% of processing goal times.
  • The IRTF Chair reported that Gautam Akiwate, Corrine Cath, and Daniel Wagner will give ANRP talks at IETF 115.

Technical Programs and Support Groups

All active programs and groups are listed in the datatracker

The Internet Threat Model (model-t) Program was closed in September 2022. Ongoing discussions will continue on the mailing list.

The Evolvability, Deployability, & Maintainability (EDM) Program is continuing work on draft-iab-protocol-maintenance and met during IETF 114.

The IETF-IANA Group meets once per meeting cycle. Meeting minutes are available in the Datatracker.

The IETF-IEEE Group met in October to coordinate activities between IETF and IEEE 802.  Meeting minutes are available in the Datatracker.

The IAB-ISOC Policy Coordination Group met in September and October to coordinate various Internet policy related activities of both the Internet Society and the IAB.

Documents and IAB Statements

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

The IAB sent draft-iab-path-signals-collaboration-01 (Considerations on Application – Network Collaboration Using Path Signals) out for community review at the end of July and now is considering publication.

draft-iab-protocol-maintenance-09 (Maintaining Robust Protocols) on Maintaining Robust Protocols has been discussed and updated and the IAB is considering publication.

The IAB is currently in discussions with the author about whether to adopt draft-nottingham-avoiding-internet-centralization (Centralization, Decentralization, and Internet Standards) on the IAB stream.

draft-arkko-iab-data-minimization-principle-03 (Data minimization) was presented at the IETF-114 IAB Open meeting and community feedback was recently requested. The IAB is considering next steps based on this feedback.

draft-kpw-iab-privacy-partitioning-00 (Partitioning as an Architecture for Privacy) is a new draft recently submitted and the IAB is considering adoption.

Workshops and Workshop reports

In September, the IAB published RFC 9307, Report from the IAB Workshop on Analyzing IETF Data (AID) 2021

In October, the IAB published RFC 9318, IAB Workshop Report: Measuring Network Quality for End-Users.

The IAB held a workshop on Management Techniques in Encrypted Networks (M-TEN) in October. A first draft of the workshop report is expected soon.

An online IAB workshop on Environmental Impact of Internet Applications and Systems is planned for the week of 5 December 2022. The call for contributions will close on Nov 7.

Mailing lists

IAB-maintained mailing lists are listed at

Mallory Knodel and Jiankang Yao serve as the moderators for the mailing list. For program-specific lists, the program chairs act as moderators. 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 114.