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IAB Minutes 2012-03-27

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Minutes of the 2012-03-27 IAB Business Meeting
Paris, France

1. Attendance


  • Bernard Aboba (IAB Chair)
  • Mary Barnes (IAB Executive Director)
  • Marc Blanchet (incoming IAB)
  • Ross Callon
  • Alissa Cooper
  • Spencer Dawkins
  • Mat Ford (ISOC Liaison)
  • Joel Halpern
  • David Kessens
  • Olaf Kolkman
  • Cindy Morgan (IAB Executive Assistant)
  • Jon Peterson
  • Andrei Robachevsky
  • Dave Thaler
  • Hannes Tschofenig


  • Eliot Lear
  • Dan Romascanu
  • Lynn St. Amour


  • Jari Arkko (incoming IAB)
  • Lars Eggert (IRTF Chair)
  • Russ Housley (IETF Chair)
  • Danny McPherson
  • Sean Turner (IESG Liaison)

2. Liaison Oversight Program: IEEE-SA/IETF Cooperation

Dan reported that he attended a meeting with attendees from ISOC, IETF and IEEE-SA. As the liaison relationship with IEEE-SA is still very new, Dan is still learning about the organization. Both sides are committed to finding ways to work cooperatively together.

3. ITU-T Coordination Program: Update on RFC 3356bis

Eliot reported that thus far there has been no response from the ITU-T on the proposed updates to RFC 3356. Eliot sent proposed text for updating Section 3.2.1 (IETF Recognition at ITU-T) to the board, and asked for approval by the end of the week.

4. IP Evolution Initiative

Hannes reported that the IP Evolution Initiative met on Sunday. Current work items include:

  1. draft-iab-smart-object-workshop: currently in the RFC Editor Queue.
  2. draft-iab-anycast-arch-implications: work in progress.
  3. Proposed draft-iab-smart-object-statement
  4. Proposed firewalls document
  5. Proposed energy considerations document

Since items 1-3 are likely to be completed in the short term, and items 4 and 5 have implications beyond the IP Evolution Initiative, Dave Thaler questioned whether the IP Evolution Initiative should continue after 1-3 are complete, or whether it should be shut down, with items 4 and 5 handled within other Programs and Initiatives. The board agreed to discuss the future of the IP Evolution Initiative at the upcoming IAB Retreat.

5. DNS Initiative: draft-iab-dns-applications

Jon reported that draft-iab-dns-applications has changed significantly from the previous versions, and asked the board to review the most current revision.

6. HTTP/Web Evolution Initiative

Hannes reported that the HTTP/Web Evolution Initiative has been considering proposed work on Web Security, including a potential security workshop with the W3C.