MINUTES FOR APRIL 8, 1997 IAB BUSINESS MEETING IN MEMPHIS
May 20 teleconference.
- Brian Carpenter: Get Don Heath to respond for ISOC to DAVIC’s request for liaison.
- Eric Huizer and Brian Carpenter: Draft new charter for IAB (updated RFC 1601).
- Abel Weinrib: publicize new IRTF Web page.
- Tony Hain: Get Bob Hinden and Bob Fink to produce a document articulating the technical value of IPv6 beyond large addresses.
NEW ACTION ITEMS:
OLD ACTION ITEMS:
DRAFTS IN PROGRESS:
- Jon Crowcroft: Document end-to-end QOS architecture for multi-provider Internet.
- Radia Perlman: What should be in protocols.
- Chris Weider: Character set workshop report.
- Robert Elz, John Klensin: Appropriate use of precedence and TOS bits in IPv4.
- Steve Bellovin: Security workshop report.
- Brian Carpenter: Comments on pricing in int-serv, etc. DONE–now has the attention of POISSON.
- RFC backlog is going down significantly now that the RFC Editor has a dedicated staff member. We should try to examine those outlier RFCs that are taking significantly longer to understand why they are being delayed.
- RFC 2048 (MIME registration procedures) is now working, with Harald Alvestrandis acting as the expert.
- Closure on compression and IPSEC discussions: A proposal is being presented to the IPSEC working group defining a separate compression shim.
- Chris Weider swan song on character sets: every RFC that describes transport of text must have a section on character set handling; if does not use 10646, explain why; finally, must get 10646 on line (Harald Alvestrand is doing this).
- Brian Carpenter has received a letter from the President of DAVIC requesting formal liaison. They have requested an IETF speaker for their June meeting in San Diego. Brian will get ISOC to respond to the effect that we would love to have them contribute to the open IETF process.
- It is probably time to start updating RFC 1601 (IAB charter). For instance, the NomCom should consider maintaining a broad skill base in the IAB as one of the selection criteria for appointments. In addition, a mechanism might be put in place that allows the IAB to draft “non-voting consultants” with a particular skill set if it feels weak in a particular area.
Review actions and drafts in progress
The weekend before Memphis IETF, there was a meeting of a group of people with interest in reliable multicast. About 70 people attended. This group is expected to propose a research group in this area, with Allison Mankin as chair.
The IESG is in the process of appointing a new liaison. Thanks to Allison Mankin for her dedicated service in this role.
Preparation for Open Meeting
Steve Bellovin, Security Workshop report, 30 minutes.
Jon Postel, RFC backlog improvement.
(Jon Crowcroft unexpectedly had to return home, and was not present to lead the discussion. Brian Carpenter served in his absence.)
Issues from the current draft sent to the mailing list…
well-engineered corporate intranet vs. public Internet.
charging, adaptive applications, ipsec, ippm, transport improvements, routing/switching improvements, qosr, issl, rsvp, intserv, tos/IPv6 priority, red, reliable multicast, etc.
just send, plumbing will cope
classify and shape at source
differentiate at level 2 or 3
wred vs. wfq vs. cbq, and how will label switching affect this
issl–is sbm OK?
issl–get out of rat hole on ATM
control- or data-driven label flow
tos and ipv6 priority bits
what is the right granularity (subscriber, host, user, session, transaction)
what are the tradeoffs?
Jon and Brian will prepare another draft of the document, and send to the IAB list.
Round table to identify priority IAB work items
Middleware–Erik Huizer will send his thoughts on this to the list.
Security in practical use in ’97.
“the IAB should do something about this character set business.”
Service location WG: Sort out service location solutions–one solution would be better than many.
Routing and address architectures; interdomain routing.
Keep IPv6 under review–make sure it stays on track.
Overloading of http
Proliferation of innovative and creative uses of DNS.
Ongoing: push back on limitations of encryption (follow on to 1984).
LDAP–it has its intended uses, but it is going to be used for everything.
Scalability in caching architecture and push architectures.
Backbone transport issues.
Installed base and RADIUS official port numbers
General consensus that we should not set the precedent that installed base arguments allow people to go around the IANA.
Suggestion to the RFC editor is to publish the RADIUS RFC with the correct port numbers, pointing out that some current implementations are using different port numbers.
Regular teleconference second Tuesday of the month at 10:00 AM Eastern Time.
These minutes were prepared by Abel Weinrib, firstname.lastname@example.org. An online copy of these and other minutes are available at http://www.iab.org/documents/IABmins. Also, visit the IAB Web page at http://www.iab.org/iab.