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IAB Minutes 2008-08-06

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Minutes IAB Teleconference 2008-08-06

1. Roll-call, agenda-bash, approval of minutes, administrivia

1.1. Agenda

1.2. Attendance


Loa Andersson
Stuart Cheshire
Aaron Falk (IRTF Chair)
Gregory Lebovitz
Olaf Kolkman (IAB Chair)
Kurtis Lindqvist
Andy Malis
Dave Oran
Dave Thaler
Mark Townsley (IESG liaison)
Lixia Zhang


Gonzalo Camarillo
Sandy Ginoza (RFC Editor Liaison)
Russ Housley (IETF Chair)
Barry Leiba
Danny McPherson
Lynn St. Amour (ISOC Liaison)
Dow Street (IAB Executive Director)

1.3 Meeting Minutes

No final meeting minutes were reviewed during this call.

2. IAB Logo and Trust

It was agreed to contribute the new IAB logo that Dow had created
to the IETF trust for trademark registration.

3. IETF NomCom

Dave Oran summarized a recent discussion that he, Olaf, and Danny
had had with Joel Halpern (NOMCOM chair) regarding the IAB job
description. The group then considered how to best coordinate with
the NOMCOM on the topic of ‘candidate information sharing’. This
was a source of concern during the last NOMCOM, since candidate
questionnaires were not always clear about what information would
be shared with the IAB. The board agreed to let the NOMCOM chair
propose a straw-man approach for dealing with this issue. Dave
Oran, as IAB liaison to the NOMCOM, will coordinate with Joel and
report back to the IAB.

Board members also took an action to review and comment on the IAB
job description by the end of the week, at which point it will be
forwarded to Joel.

4. ICANN NomCom

The IAB decided to confirm Ole Jacobson for another term as the
IAB-appointed member of the ICANN Board of Directors Nominating

5. RFC Editor Model

Olaf provided a short update on the RFC Editor Model description.
There have been a few comments from the community following the
presentation at the plenary, including additional input from Bob
Braden. Olaf is in the process of revising the description, and
will circulate an update to the IAB shortly. After one or two days
of IAB-internal review the revised description will be posted

6. Assessment of Technical Plenary

The board discussed the recent technical plenary, and attempted to
make an initial assessment of its success. Several members noted
that they had heard only positive feedback. There was one negative
comment from an IPv6 expert who said he didn’t get much out of the
talk. A primary overall goal of the session was to help foster
IPv6 adoption, a goal which will take some time to assess. Other
observations included:

– The session covered the “barriers to adoption” item well.

– The panel discussion could have done a better job in covering the
internal decisions of organizations to deploy IPv6, especially the
business and management aspects. As panel moderator, Gregory
pushed in this direction, particularly with Alain and Lorenzo, but
the discussion never fully got into the details. It was recognized
that there is some sensitivity related to these kind of business
decisions, and that having an enterprise customer on the panel may
have been helpful in this regard.

– The issues addressed by NATs reflect some of the important
remaining use cases, and the IAB/IESG needs to keep this as a high
priority work area.

– The plenary discussion remained positive throughout, and did not
degrade into either IPv4 or IPv6 bashing.

– It would have been better to include a “call for action” at the
close of the technical plenary. There was mention of this at the
Thursday administrative plenary, but it might have had greater
impact immediately following the panel discussion. The board
decided to send out a broad email recapping the points of the
plenary, and initiating a call for action on IPv6 deployment.

The group then discussed the overall approach to planning technical
plenary sessions, including selecting a topic, establishing goals,
identifying external participants, reviewing slides, etc. The
board decided to plan plenaries one IETF ahead, so as to be able to
discuss and recruit participation at the IETF meeting prior to the
actual plenary. This should also address the issue of limited or
last minute reviews of content. A new section will be added to the
IAB internal wiki for tracking potential topics, and the template
Gregory created for the IETF 72 tech plenary will be used as a
guide for future plenary planning. Finally, “Evolution of the IP
Model” was identified as a probable topic for IETF 73.

7. IAB/IAOC Schedule at IETF

The IAOC had asked about the scheduling of the IAB conference room
on Wednesday morning at IETF. The group decided to keep Wednesday
morning available as needed for IAB meetings. Olaf will coordinate
with Russ and Marcia on the issue.

8. Topic for 8/27 Techchat

The group decided on ‘Evolution of the IP Model’ as the topic for
the 27 August techchat. Dave Thaler will plan to lead the
discussion, and everyone took an action to read the latest draft
and review the prior notes and email threads. Other topics
considered were sensor networks, TCP/AO, and a review of the RRG
work. These topics be placed in the queue for an upcoming meeting.

9. Meeting Concluded