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IAB Minutes 1996-11-12

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    Steve Bellovin
    Brian Carpenter
    Jon Crowcroft
    John Klensin
    Robert Moskowitz
    Radia Perlman
    Jon Postel
    Yakov Rekhter
    Chris Weider
    Abel Weinrib
    Don Heath


    Business meeting at San Jose IETF 7:30 Tuesday evening December 10; open meeting Wednesday evening December 11.




    • Fred Baker and Brian Carpenter: Get feedback from the Operations Area directors on proposal that the IAB be the approval body for IANA documents–deal with IANA document review issue.
    • Chris Weider: “Assigned numbers should be available from an online dictionary”–figure out what to do.
    • Brian Carpenter: Get relevant ISO standards documents (e.g., 10646) available to the IETF community online.
    • Brian Carpenter: Get Bob Hinden (or someone else) to produce a document articulating the technical value of IPv6 beyond large addresses.


    1. review actions and drafts in progress

      “Address behavior” in queue at RFC editor.
      “Character set” draft in ID queue.

    2. administrivia

    3. IRTF news

      Discussions underway on creation of a RG on policy for resource reservation.

    4. IESG liaison report

    5. security workshop – finalize goals & date

      Preliminary agenda has been sent to the IAB list by Robert Moskowitz.
      Time frame: late February, early March at AT&T Labs in New Jersey.
      Goal is 20-30 attendees. Will ask Security AD and IAB members with expertise on security for suggestions of people to invite; will also ping NomComm. IAB and IESG will be invited, but will be discouraged from all attending.

    6. IAHC report

      Press release is being drafted; should be released today.
      Hope to finish work by end of year.
      They would like to present a short Q&A during the open IAB meeting time, chaired by Don Heath.

    7. plan San Jose meetings

      Business meeting:
        year 2000 issues
        int-serv/rsvp/issll/qosr/mmusic/avt–what is missing? (Jon Crowcroft)
        document desirable features of protocols (Radia Perlman)
        “the IAB is still not doing enough architecture”
          > still doing a lot of policy–how else could this be handled?
          use IAHC experience to address this

      Open meeting:

        report on recent IAB activities
          address behavior

        open mike
        IAHC presentation

Future Meetings

    Joint breakfast meetings with IESG.
    Business meeting at San Jose IETF 7:30 Tuesday evening December 10;
    open meeting Wednesday evening December 11.
    Dinner proposed Tuesday evening.
    Regular teleconference second Tuesday of the month at 10:00 AM Eastern Time.

These minutes were prepared by Abel Weinrib, An online copy of these and other minutes are available at Also, visit the IAB Web page at