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IAB Minutes 2007-03-07

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IAB Teleconference

March 7, 2007

1. Rollcall, Agenda Bash, Approval of Minutes, Administrivia

1.1 Agenda

  1. Rollcall, Agenda Bash, Minutes
  2. IETF 68
  3. Upcoming Calendar Review
  4. ISOC BoT Appointment
  5. Document Status Update
  6. Action Item Status Update
  7. AOB

1.2 Attendance

Bernard Aboba
Loa Andersson
Leslie Daigle — IAB Chair
Elwyn Davies
Kevin Fall
Olaf Kolkman
Barry Leiba – guest/incoming IAB member
Kurtis Lindqvist
Danny McPherson – guest/incoming IAB member
David Meyer
David Oran
Eric Rescorla
Dave Thaler
Lixia Zhang
Dan Romascanu — Liaison from the IESG
Aaron Falk — IRTF Chair
Phil Roberts — IAB Executive Director
Lynn St. Amour — Liaison from ISOC
Brian Carpenter — IETF Chair
Russ Housley – guest/incoming IETF chair

Sandy Ginoza — Liaison from the RFC Editor

Approval of Minutes

Approved minutes of the February 7 and February 21 business meetings.

2. IETF 68

The IAB discussed its agenda for the week in Prague.

3. Upcoming Calendar Review

The IAB agreed to cancel the March tech chat for the week after Prague. There was no immediate indication of interesting topics for upcoming tech chats and the IAB agreed to revisit that topic in Prague.

The IAB began discussion of its annual retreat and Phil agreed to try to collect and organize information on the availability of people.

4. ISOC BoT Nominees

The incoming IAB members were briefed on the IAB role in nominating a board member for the ISOC board of trustees. The new IAB will confirm its selected candidate after Prague.

5. Document Status Update

  • draft-iab-rfc-editor
  • draft-iab-publicationLeslie agreed to ask the RFC editor to publish both of these documents after the IESG review later in the week.
  • survey of authentication mechanismsEric and Bernard agreed to make some time during Prague to work on this.
  • transparency documentCall for input on this document runs through the end of IETF 68.
  • link layer indicationsVersion 10 is ready to publish.
  • multilink subnetsReceived no further comments from IETF call for comments. This document is ready for the RFC Editor.
  • unwanted traffic reportThis document is out for community feedback. The IAB will be discussing what can be done in the way of next steps during the Prague IAB meeting.
  • raws workshop reportThe IAB agreed this is ready for call for comment from the community.
  • IAB DNS synthesisOlaf has some text for a document on this now. He plans to put out a version 0 draft shortly after Prague.

(See Appendix B)

6. Action Status Update

Nothing to report.

(See Appendix A)

7. AOB

  • IRTF chairThe IAB voted to renew Aaron’s appointment for a further two years and Aaron accepted. Aaron also agreed to put together some material on a metaview of the IRTF and how the IAB might be involved in it as a matter for discussion.
  • status of plenary talksThe IAB reviewed the plans for the plenary session during the technical plenary in Prague.

Appendix A – Action Items

ISOC BoT Appointment

Assigned to: Phil Roberts
Initiated: September 2006
Goal:Handle the IAB’s appointment to the ISOC Board of Trustees
Old Status: Timeline announcement sent to community.
New Status: Leslie sent out the call for nominations.


Assigned to: Kurtis
Initiated: October 2006
Goal: produce a draft on protocol considerations for anycast suitability
Status: First draft of proposed text available by year-end.
New Status: Text expected RSN.

Addressing RFC Editor Question about submissions from individuals beyond working groups

Assigned to: Leslie
Initiated: October 2006
Goal: Integrate this with the other documents on RFC editor process
Old Status: A page on the IAB website will be created with current progress on all of these documents

Appendix B – Document Status

Design Choices When Expanding DNS

Assigned to: Olaf Kolkman, Patrik Faltstrom
Initiated: June 2004
Old status: waiting on publication of RFC 2929bis to include as a normative reference

A survey of Authentication Mechanisms

Assigned to: Eric Rescorla
Initiated: April 2002
Old Status: Bernard provided a list of 20 open issues. EKR will review and post

Untangling Activeware

Assigned to: Lixia Zhang and Dave Oran
Initiated: April 2004
Old Status: Revisit this in the middle of January.
New Status: Revisit this after IETF.

Architectural Implications of Link Layer Indications

Assigned to: Bernard Aboba
Initiated: June 2004
Old Status: Compiling and incorporating changes now. Would like some feedback from the transport directorate
New Status: Feedback received and incorporated. In the RFC Editor Queue.

Link Layers Supporting Multiple Encapsulations

Assigned to: Bernard Aboba
Initiated: April 2006
Old Status: Some last minute comments have been recieved and are being incorporated.
New Status: Editing underway by the RFC Editor.

The RFC Series and the RFC Editor

Assigned to: Leslie Daigle
Initiated: April 2006
Old Status: Last call complete, a few small edits needed.
New Status: Changes incorporated and ready for publication.

Multilink Subnets

Assigned to:Dave Thaler
Initiated:August 2006
Old Status: Determining IAB consensus on this version of the document.
New Status: In the RFC Editor Queue.

Reflections on Internet Transparency

Assigned to: Bernard Aboba
Initiated: September 2006
Old Status: Requested feedback from the IAB on the right mix of contents for this document
New Status: Call for input to IETF. Comments being incorporated.

Report on Unwanted Traffic Workshop

Assigned to: Loa Andersson
Initiated: March 2006
Old Status: -02 document published
New Status: -03 document published

IAB publication

Assigned to: Leslie Diagle
Initiated: December 2006
Old Status: Last call complete, a few small edits needed.
New Status: IAB agreed to submit for publication.

RAW report

Assigned to: Dave Meyer
Initiated: October 2006
Old status: New revision with changes incorporated should be out by middle of next week.
New status: Under IETF last call

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