Minutes of the 2017-05-10 IAB Teleconference (Business Meeting)
1. Roll-call, agenda-bash, administrivia, minutes
- Jari Arkko
- Alissa Cooper
- Michelle Cotton (IANA Liaison)
- Heather Flanagan (RFC Editor Liaison)
- Mat Ford (ISOC Liaison)
- Ted Hardie (IAB Chair)
- Joe Hildebrand
- Gabriel Montenegro
- Cindy Morgan (IAB Executive Administrative Manager)
- Kathleen Moriarty (IESG Liaison)
- Erik Nordmark
- Mark Nottingham
- Robert Sparks
- Jeff Tantsura
- Martin Thomson
- Brian Trammell
- Amy Vezza
- Suzanne Woolf
- Lee Howard
- Allison Mankin (IRTF Chair)
- Jonne Soininen (ICANN Liaison)
No new items were added to the agenda.
1.3. Meeting Minutes
The minutes of the 3 May 2017 business meeting were approved.
1.4. Action Item Review
The internal action item list was approved.
2. Monthly Reports
2.1. ISOC Liaison Report
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Internet Society Liaison Report to the IAB 9 May 2017 Topics: I. African Regional Internet Development Dialogue II. New Report on Internet & Education in Africa III. A Case Study in Local Content Hosting: Speed, Visits, and Cost of Access IV. CSTD Working Group on Enhanced Cooperation V. World Press Freedom Day VI. Policy Paper on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning VII. Peering & Interconnection Updates VIII. Community Networks I. African Regional Internet Development Dialogue (RIDD) (8-9 May, Kigali, Rwanda) ISOC will host the 3rd RIDD in partnership with Rwanda's ICT and Youth Ministry "Enhancing Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Education in Africa through the Internet". Following the RIDD, a one day African chapters workshop will take place in Kigali on May 10 to discuss advocacy around the two thematic areas of the RIDD: the Internet economy, and education. II. New Report on Internet & Education in Africa At the RIDD taking place in Kigali, Rwanda, the ISOC presented the results of a study entitled “Internet for Education in Africa – Helping Policymakers to Meet the Global Education Goals". This new report  assesses how the Internet is used in the education sector in Africa. It also looks at the untapped opportunities by examining experiences in other regions, and provides recommendations for policymakers to help encourage learning via the Internet. III. A Case Study in Local Content Hosting: Speed, Visits, and Cost of Access ISOC and Rwandan experts have finalized a paper  on the importance of hosting local content. After a 2015 study  highlighted the issue of cost of hosting local websites abroad, the Ministry of Youth and ICT in Rwanda decided to conduct a pilot study to repatriate a selection of Rwandan websites back to Rwanda. The pilot project was conducted by the Rwanda ICT Association with assistance from the Internet Society. IV. CSTD Working Group on Enhanced Cooperation The group's third meeting continued the review of the input received from all stakeholders to two guiding questions formulated by the group during its first meeting in September. More information about the meeting, including the contributions, please visit the CSTD website . V. World Press Freedom Day ISOC called  on governments to support encryption rather than seeing it as a threat, and on all journalists to use encryption to protect their research, their communications, their sources, and themselves . ISOC joined with other stakeholders in drafting the WPFD declaration . VI. Policy Paper on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning The Internet Society has published a white paper  on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, providing an introduction to the opportunities and challenges the technology presents and its impact on the future of Internet trust. VII. Peering & Interconnection Updates Beirut: An IXP global best practices and technical training workshop was held 23-24 March in Beirut to bring the local peering and IX community together. This is a time of change in Lebanon with the incumbent, Ojero, working closely with other partners to facilitate a stronger peering environment. 50 experts were trained over the 2-day workshop by partners from Euro-IX, RIPE NCC, INEX, and ISOC. Cameroon: Using local trainers, ISOC coordinated an IXP Technical Training workshop in Yaounde, Cameroon with the local chapter and CAMIX. The workshop focused on BGP training for 22 local experts to improve local technical capacity and improve the peering environment in Cameroon. Ghana: ISOC conducted a peering roadshow in Ghana with the local IX and 35 local experts to discuss advanced various peering-related topics and the RIPE Atlas Anchor project among RIPE NCC, ISOC, and AfriNIC. The latter project will deploy Atlas anchors in 10 African countries in 2017. Save the Date: African Peering and Interconnection Forum (AfPIF) 2017 (22-24 August, Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire) This annual event brings local, regional, and international peering and interconnection experts, operators, and experts together for the premier peering and interconnection event in Africa . VIII. Community Networks ISOC has been working with a range of Community Networks (CNs) around the world. Support has ranged from fellowships, CN-to-CN exchange, support for open-source router and mesh network development, and direct support to networks in South Africa (SoWUG, Zenzeleni) for basic network support. --  https://www.internetsociety.org/news/connected-learning-key-improving- education-africa-says-internet-society-study  https://www.internetsociety.org/doc/case-study-local-content-rwanda  https://www.internetsociety.org/sites/default/files/Promoting Local Content Hosting to Develop the Internet Ecosystem.pdf  http://unctad.org/en/Pages/CSTD/WGEC-2016-to-2018.aspx  https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/public-policy/2017/05/join-us- world-press-freedom-day-week  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/the-future-of-the-free-press-is- at-risk-encryption_us_5909451ce4b084f59b49fe04  http://en.unesco.org/world-press-freedom-day-2017/jakarta- declaration  https://www.internetsociety.org/doc/artificial-intelligence-and- machine-learning-policy-paper  https://www.internetsociety.org/afpif/2017/
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Alissa Cooper noted that there are often papers posted on the OMAC list that have a technical component that may intersect with IETF work, and asked if it would be useful to get the IAB’s input on such papers when they are still in draft form. Mat Ford said that he could flag any such items and send them to the IAB, outside of the regular monthly report.
2.2. ICANN Liaison Report
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I. Public Comments needing attention (only highlights) ======================================================= (All public comment processes: https://www.icann.org/public- comments#open-public) II. Topics that could be relevant ================================== Special-Use names ----------------- The DNSOP Special-Use Names authors are organising a conference call to solicit comments from the ICANN community during the IETF Last-Call. The conference call agenda will have a presentation on the overview of the IETF process concentrating on the last-call and an overview presentation of the problem statement document. The planned date is May 23rd. There is good support from the ICANN organization for this call and it is a first call like this ever organised. IDN variants ------------ ICANN board had a retreat between May 4-6th 2017. The ICANN board IDN working group had a half a day workshop on IDN variants. The main purpose for the board IDN WG was to understand the problem space better in preparation to see what could be done in the IDN variant space on the root level. The IDN variant problem statement was also presented to the full board during the workshop. This was the first time that some of the board members had exposure to the issue whereas some of the board members are already familiar with the issue. III. (If relevant) upcoming meeting topics of importance ========================================================= ICANN meeting, June 22nd-29th, 2017, Johannesburg, South Africa
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2.3. IANA Liaison Report
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IANA Services Liaison Report – 10 May 2017 SLA Deliverables Update: - ICANN met 100% of processing goal times for the March 2017 monthly statistics report, exceeding the SLA goal to meet 90% of processing goal times. These times include the steps that ICANN has control over and not time it is waiting on requesters, document authors or other experts. Other News: - ICANN successfully completed root zone key signing ceremony on April 27, 2017, and this is another step in the preparation of the first rollover of the root zone KSK which is scheduled to take place on October 11, 2017. The script from the ceremony can be found here: https://data.iana.org/ksk-ceremony/29/KC29_Script_Annotated.pdf - ICANN hired a Director of Security for the IANA Functions (LV McCoy), and his first day was April 3, 2017. - ICANN is revising the format of its annual Customer Satisfaction Survey. The goal is for the survey to focus on the general engagement between ICANN and the IETF/RIRs/TLDs, and less on individual tickets/ requests. We are exploring a post-ticket survey approach to collect real-time responses for the performance of ticket handling. - ICANN will be issuing a RFP to select the third-party auditor for the two audits – SOC2 and SOC3. PwC has been doing a very good job, and it is not for any fault of theirs that we will be issuing a RFP. They have been the third-party auditor for seven (7) years, and it is prudent to review our audit options and get the benefit of possibly new perspectives. IANA Services Operator and IETF Leadership Meeting Minutes: MEETING MINUTES - BEGIN Summary of Meeting Minutes Monday, March 27, 2017 Lunch Meeting at IETF-98, Chicago 1030 UTC Attendees: Jari Arkko, Outgoing IETF chair – Incoming IAB Alissa Cooper, Incoming IETF chair Michelle Cotton, PTI Protocol Parameters Engagement Manager Elise Gerich, PTI President Marilia Hirano, PTI Manager, Continuous Improvement Russ Housley, IAB IANA Program Ray Pelletier, IAD Andrew Sullivan, Outgoing IAB chair Jonne Soininen, IAB liaison to ICANN Board Sabrina Tanamal, PTI IANA Services Specialist Suzanne Woolf, IAB IANA Program Regrets: Ted Hardie, Incoming IAB Chair (will attend in the future) 1. Introductions and Welcome Confirmed change of attendees. We welcomed Marilia and Alissa. Gave a quick introduction to the purpose of the informal meetings and background of this group. 2. Review of Action Items Completed: Request for more core-parameters experts. Alexey Melnikov successfully got replacement/additional experts approved. Completed: Annual Review of Protocol Parameters Function (audit). Report has been sent to the leadership. In Progress: M. Cotton will send documentation for the Inactive Request process to the group. In Progress: Finalizing the Inactive Request Process and gathering information for internal report of existing inactive requests. Removed: Some thought was given to how to track the amount of times that experts are reminded about responding to requests. Gathering the information would be a manual process as separating the data for who is pinged and when is not automated. With the focus on improving media type response times, we will revisit this topic as necessary. IANA Services staff will more carefully bring to the attention of Area Directors when experts are not responding. Completed: IPROC page/reporting meeting minutes. M. Cotton now reports official minutes as part of the IANA Services Report. The IPROC page has been updated to indicate that the group has concluded. 3. IANA Services Activity Processed more than 1397 IETF-related requests during November 2016- February 2017. This includes: Document reviews, registry creations, new registrations, modifications to existing registrations, and deletions. Added 6 new stand-alone registries since IETF-97 (November 2016-February 2017) 4. Update on Deliverables and Projects SLA Deliverables: Average cumulative percentage for September 2016 through February 2017 was 99%. Annual Review of Protocol Parameters Function was completed. The report was circulated to the IETF Leadership group. There were no exceptions found relating to the delivery of the protocol parameters function. There were no follow-up questions from the group. R. Housley prepared a statement similar to those from previous years for posting on the IAOC webpage. Action item: M. Cotton will resend the draft statement to the group for review. R. Pelletier will arrange for review/approval/posting. Revised 2017 SLA was circulated among IETF Leadership. Current status is that the IAOC will review and hopefully approve this week. Registry workflow multi-year project. ICANN/PTI is currently in the initial stages of data modeling/database design for this project. We are collecting all the wants and needs from IANA Specialists of how to more efficiently do our work while improving the user experience. We are also looking forward to how we can improve communications and workflow between our partners. In our planning, we are preparing to hold small focused meetings with segmented groups in Prague or Singapore to gather more information about user experience and potential improvements. User groups could include: o Experts o Area Directors o General Users IANA Language in Documentation RFC5226bis is in the RFC Editor’s queue. - ICANN/PTI legal and IETF legal still discussing proper use Action item: R. Pelletier will add an agenda item to IETF Trust’s agenda to discuss the IANA language 5. Informal Meeting Schedule Proposed meeting schedule In person March 27, 2017 (Chicago) This meeting Phone May 22, 2017 In person July 17, 2017 (Prague) Phone September 25, 2017 In person November 13, 2017 (Singapore) Action Item: M. Cotton will add new members to the mailing list and send out invitations for future meetings/calls 6. Other Business Discussed the preparation of the 2018 SLA. Action item: M. Cotton to ping the group about the potential changes to the SLA before Singapore. 7. Summary of Action Items In Progress Action Item: M. Cotton will send documentation for the Inactive Request process to the group. Action Item: M. Cotton will send the report for number of requests in the Inactive Queue. New Action Item: M. Cotton will add new members to the mailing list and send out invitations for future meetings/calls Action item: M. Cotton will resend the draft statement to the group for review. Action item: R. Pelletier will arrange for review/approval/posting of statement regarding audit review. Action item: R. Pelletier will add an agenda item to IETF Trust’s agenda to discuss the IANA language Action item: M. Cotton to ping the group about the potential changes to the SLA before Singapore.
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2.4. RFC Editor Liaison Report
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RFC Series Editor Update - Format Tools development is progressing, and some pieces (such as the TXT to XML converter) should be ready to test before IETF 99. https://trac.tools.ietf.org/tools/ietfdb/wiki/FormatToolsPlan - IESG Retreat The upcoming IESG retreat will include a topic on how to normatively reference open source materials in a standards document. Given the goals of availability, stability, and that the reference be to a specification, and the desire to work more smoothly with the open source community, further clarification of the current rules regarding normative references may be required. RPC Update - SLA See: https://www.rfc-editor.org/report-summary/ - RFCs and Non-ASCII Characters The RPC in the process of testing non-ASCII characters through the existing processing environment. Early tests show changes will need to be made in either the command shell profile or the system libraries to support non-ASCII characters. Further research is underway to identify the exact issue and resolve it before the RPC starts testing against the v3 format tools. - Errata URL In response to requests on the rfc-interest list, stable and “pretty” URLs are now available for RFC errata entries. They appear as <https://www.rfc-editor.org/errata/eidXXX>. This means that references to errata can contain the URLs to a specific erratum. The RFC Style Guide will be updated to incorporate the new URLs. Note that the concatenated records (the "Full Records" in a search on the RFC Editor website) remain URL search strings.
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3. Future Tech Plenaries
No update was provided.
4. Liaison statement to Unicode
The IAB approved the text for the liaison statement to Unicode. Ted Hardie will work with Cindy Morgan to get this sent.
5. EName Workshop Proposal
The IAB briefly discussed the EName Workshop proposal. Ted Hardie asked the IAB to think about places to start scouting for potential submissions.
6. 2017 Retreat
The IAB reviewed the agenda for their retreat. Cindy Morgan will update the agenda based on the discussion.