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IAB Minutes 1999-11-09

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    Rob Austein
    Ran Atkinson
    Harald Alvestrand
    Fred Baker
    Steve Bellovin
    Brian Carpenter
    Jon Crowcroft
    Steve Deering
    Ned Freed
    Tony Hain
    Erik Huizer (IRTF Chair)
    Geoff Huston
    John Klensin
    Keith Moore (IESG liaison)
    Joyce Reynolds (RFC Editor liaison)
    Abel Weinrib (IAB Executive Director)


    Teleconference 10AM Eastern time, Tuesday December 14.



  • Fred Baker: QOS architecture overview document to IAB list.
    • Ongoing.
  • John Klensin: Prepare suggestion on Internet Draft boilerplate wording for Poisson Working Group.
    • Ongoing.
  • John Klensin and Rob Austein: Organize mini-workshop on DNS scaling concerns.
    • Moved to new DNS directorate.
  • Fred Baker: Plan IAB workshop on wireless/mobility.
    • Ongoing. Bob Hinden will host and co-chair.
  • Steve Deering: Organize a BOF on anycast addressing.
    • Done.
  • Steve Deering for Charlie Perkins: Get detailed routing workshop notes published on IAB web site.
    • Ongoing.


  • Erik Huizer: Network Layer Workshop report.
    • Ongoing.
  • Rob Austein: Need for single DNS root.
    • Ongoing.
  • Steve Bellovin: Security considerations, including common security attacks.
    • Ongoing. Draft out.
  • Harald Alvestrand: Directory definitions.
    • Ongoing. Draft out.
  • Brian Carpenter: Transparency
    • Still under review by IESG; on track for publication as Informational RFC.
  • Tony Hain: NAT/VPN
    • Ongoing. Waiting for comments.
  • Ned Freed: Security, firewalls, proxies, etc.
    • Ongoing. Draft out; a few comments received.
  • Steve Bellovin: Applicability statement for security building blocks.
    • Received comments. Final draft soon.
  • Brian Carpenter and Erik Huizer: IAB charter (updated RFC 1601).
    • Ongoing. Received a few comments.
  • Steve Deering for Charlie Perkins: The case for IPv6.
    • Ongoing. Will forward to Internet ADs for comment.
  • Steve Deering: Routing Workshop report as Informational RFC.
    • Ongoing.


    1. Serious cleanup of IAB action list

      (0bjective: leave a clean slate after the March meeting)

      Lots of items updated or deleted.

    2. BOF coverage for Wed-Fri

      (Don’t forget to copy the IESG on your BOF reports–with the good faith assumption that the IESG will copy the IAB on BOF charters in future.)

    3. Prepare for open IAB and plenary debate

    4. ICANN issues (especially the Ad Hoc Group)

      Thanks to John Klensin for his success at constructively clarifying the Ad Hoc group’s role and charter.

      Discussion of potential candidates for IAB/IETF representatives to Ad Hoc group.

    5. IAB and Nomcom issues

      Brian Carpenter agreed to continue serving as IAB chair until Spring IETF meeting. At that time, whether or not he continues to serve on the IAB, he is determined to step down as chair.

    6. Simpson appeal #2

      Consensus: Brian will read text of IAB finding at open plenary.

      Note that IAB rules do NOT require a hearing for an appeal; after due consideration the IAB has decided not to hold a hearing in this case.

    7. Geoff’s QOS draft

      The IAB enjoyed a spirited discussion of QOS in multi-provider networks. Geoff will update his draft and it will appear as an I-D in due course.

Future Meetings

    Regular teleconference second Tuesday of the month at 10:00 AM Eastern Time.

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