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IAB Minutes 1998-12-08

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    Fred Baker
    Steve Bellovin
    Bob Braden (RFC Editor liaison)
    Scott Bradner (invited as ISOC VP Standards)
    Brian Carpenter
    Steve Deering
    Ned Freed
    Tony Hain
    Tim Howes
    Erik Huizer
    Cindy Jung
    John Klensin
    Keith Moore
    Bob Moskowitz
    Charlie Perkins
    Joyce Reynolds (RFC Editor liaison)
    Abel Weinrib


    Teleconference Tuesday January 12, 10-12 Eastern Time.


  • Brian Carpenter: Send message to Herb Schorr that the IAB is extending the delegation of the IANA functions to ISI for another three months.
  • Brian Carpenter: Send request to IANA that it do first allocation of IPv6 addresses to regional registries.
  • Charlie Perkins: Propose plan for IAB workshop on wireless networking.
  • Keith Moore: Propose plan for IAB scenario planning workshop.


  • Keith Moore: Dynamic DNS scaling concerns. Figure out if there is a problem. [Get clear applicability statement published.]
    • Open.
  • Bob Moskowitz, Steve Bellovin, Ned Freed: Security mandatory to implement.
    • Open. On track.
  • Steve Deering: Figure out five year routing roadmap actions based on workshop report.
    • On hold until we have routing workshop report.


  • Tony Hain: NAT/VPN
    • Sent to IESG for comment. Transport Area directors would like to use the document as the “problems with NAT” document from the NAT Working Group.
    • Comments from Area Directors and the working group will be forthcoming.
  • Ned Freed: Security, firewalls, proxies, etc.
    • Ongoing.
  • Charlie Perkins and Bob Moskowitz: Tunnelling issues, architectures, etc.
    • Ongoing. Draft by February teleconference.
  • Keith Moore and Charlie Perkins: “Finding stuff” issues, architectures, etc.
    • Ongoing.
  • Steve Bellovin: Applicability statement for security building blocks.
    • Published as ID. Ongoing.
  • Charlie Perkins, Radia Perlman: Routing workshop report.
    • Overview published as ID. Ongoing.
  • Brian Carpenter and Erik Huizer: IAB charter (updated RFC 1601).
    • On hold.
  • Charlie Perkins: The case for IPv6.
    • Published as ID. Ongoing.


    1. review drafts in progress

    2. BOFs (off-the-cuff, capsule reviews)

      aaa: confused.
      ruts: looking for muxing and “cancelling” packets in the queue, light-weight open and data in first packet
      vpn: confused and unfocused.
      impp: will need careful supervision.
      httpng: will not become working group. They want transport muxing too.
      qosmc: two requirements: signaling for qos/multicast setup; additions to multicast to add user identity.
      webrepl: caching at “level 4”, explicit replication service.

    3. IANA, ICANN, RFC Editor

      The IAB reviewed the latest information about ICANN prior to the POISSON session later in the week.

      RFC Editor: Proposes to require authors to submit IDs with boilerplate already in place–this deals with copyright problems, giving ISOC the right to publish, and the right to do derivative works for any document on standards track.

      The IAB requested Scott Bradner to clarify with ISOC that decisions on the RFC Editor contract are to be made with the IAB on behalf of the IETF, not by ISOC on its own.

      IANA: IAB needs to renew the delegation of the IANA functions to ISI for another three month period.

    4. IPv6 address allocation

      Regional registries need to start allocating IPv6 addresses. The IAB will request the IANA to do a first allocation. The ICANN address support organization won’t be formed until March ICANN meeting. The IAB suggests that the Chairs of the IPng IETF working group propose a policy for long term allocation of IPv6 addresses to ICANN for them to consider.

    5. End-to-end issues

Future Meetings

    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