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IAB Minutes 2000-05-08

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    Ran Atkinson
    Rob Austein
    Harald Alvestrand
    Fred Baker (IETF Chair)
    Steve Bellovin
    Jon Crowcroft
    Leslie Daigle
    Steve Deering
    Don Heath (ISOC liaison)
    Geoff Huston
    John Klensin
    Joyce Reynolds (RFC Editor liaison)
    Henning Schulzrinne
    Abel Weinrib (IAB Executive Director)



  • John Klensin: Send mail to appropriate people (Scott Bradner, Steve Coya) requesting that NomCom volunteers be published “real time.”


  • John Klensin: Send Tony Hain note re. changing authorship of NAT/VPN document.
    • Done.
  • John Klensin: Contact Steve Deering to inform him of May 1 time-out for “case for IPv6” document.
    • Done.
  • Henning Schulzrinne: Telephony Services PSTN interworking draft as an IAB document.
    • Ongoing.
  • Rob Austein and Brian Carpenter: Review and potentially update RFC 1958
    • Ongoing.
  • Steve Bellovin: Revive the NSRG or wind up.
    • Ongoing.
  • Randy Bush: Circulate IESG report on document backlog (“status of items”) to IAB.
    • Done.
  • John Klensin: Prepare suggestion on Internet Draft boilerplate wording for Poisson Working Group.
    • Ongoing.
  • Steve Deering for Charlie Perkins: Get detailed routing workshop notes published on IAB web site.
    • Ongoing.



    1. Minutes of previous meeting

    2. Review of action items

      see above

    3. Administrivia

      ICANN Nomcom

      IESG review of IAB documents… should IESG have to approve IAB documents? One argument is that IESG should be in review loop only as they are in the loop for other Informational RFCs; other argument is that the IAB is in some sense superior to IESG and thus its documents are not subject to IESG review. Real issue is some large IESG delays.
      Consensus: IAB will commit to reviewing IAB and IRTF documents in sufficient detail that they are in good shape before being sent to IESG. Then, the two week time-out deadline for IESG review should be firm.
      Next step: Open email discussion with IESG.

    4. IRTF report and news

      Erik traveling.

    5. IESG liaison report and news

    6. Workshop report status

      QOS – Huston
      Network Layer Workshop

    7. IAB Mailing list and spam

      About the same level. No action.

    8. IRTF bypass procedure for RFC publications

      Argument is that IRTF documents should not be reviewed by IESG because it is a peer-organization to the IETF. On the other side, the IESG has stepped up to reviewing Informational RFCs in order to insure quality.

    9. .ARPA status

      Agreement on the use of the ARPA TLD as an infrastructure domain has progressed to the point that working groups, notably IPNGWG, can be notified of that plan and that the IAB statement should be posted to the IAB web page. We are still discussing with ICANN the questions of use of the domain by other SDOs and the review/ delegation process.

    10. Appeals, pending appeals, and boilerplate

    11. Task list sorting


      • Security (integrity of infrastructure and routing)
      • Intl (charsets & identifiers)

    12. Dominance by single organization

      Closure on lengthy email thread.

      Consensus: Encourage “real time” publishing of NomCom volunteers as they come in, along with their organizational affiliation.

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