Minutes of the 2018-02-14 IAB Teleconference (Tech Chat & 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
- Christian Huitema (incoming IAB)
- Allison Mankin (IRTF Chair)
- Gabriel Montenegro
- Cindy Morgan (IAB Executive Administrative Manager)
- Erik Nordmark
- Mark Nottingham
- Melinda Shore (incoming IAB)
- Jeff Tantsura
- Martin Thomson
- Brian Trammell
- Amy Vezza
- Lee Howard
- Kathleen Moriarty (IESG Liaison)
- Jonne Soininen (ICANN Liaison)
- Robert Sparks
- Suzanne Woolf
- Catalina Escobar
- Andrea Londoño
Cindy Morgan reminded the IAB that the tech chat on 28 February 2018 will start 30 minutes later than normal in order to accommodate the speaker’s schedule.
Cindy Morgan reported that the IETF has contracted with the Novotel in Paris for the IAB retreat, and that information about how to make hotel reservations will be available within the next couple of days.
2. Tech Chat: White Space in Colombia
Catalina Escobar and Andrea Londoño joined the IAB to discuss how white space has been used to bring broadband to rural coffee growers in Colombia.
There is a coffee bean that is only grown in the rural Mesetas region of Colombia. Lavazza, an Italian coffee company that is interested in this bean, partnered with several other organizations, including MAKAIA and ALO, to strengthen the capacity for social development in the Mestas region.
The project has three goals:
- Increasing access and connectivity
- Fostering ICT adoption and culture
- Strengthening coffee growers through ICT tools.
So far, two schools and five coffee farms have been connected to the Internet using TV white space (512-518 MHz) in collaboration with Colombia’s National Spectrum Agency (ANE). The project took advantage of infrastructure that was already in place (towers, solar panels) in addition to buying new equipment.
The project was not designed to sustain access forever; designing a sustainability and scalability model will be one of the next steps.
Erik Nordmark asked how easy it was to get the spectrum regulators on board with this project. Catalina Escobar replied that it was easy because the regulators had been talking with their stakeholders about draft regulations, and the project was a way for them show that regulation is important.
Gabriel Montenegro observed that the participation from the private sector seems to have contributed to the project’s success, and asked if they think that using the value chains from a variety of organizations will help make the project more sustainable. Andrea Londoño replied that the participation from those in the private sector like Lavazza has been crucial, but that they they do not yet have a model that will give them sustainability.
3. Future Tech Plenaries
Brian Trammell reported the plans for the IETF 101 plenary are currently on track.
4. Monthly Reports
4.1. ISOC Liaison Report
–Begin ISOC Liaison Report, Mat Ford–
Internet Society Liaison Report to the IAB 13 February 2017 Topics: I. Upcoming Study Papers Internet Scoping Study on Timor Leste Internet Scoping Study on Nepal II. Recent Submissions NTIA RFC Against Botnets III. Upcoming Engagements AUC-ISOC Privacy Guidelines Experts Meeting IV. Highlights of Recent Activities Jordan Internet for All Initiative Working Group 4th IEEE World Forum on the Internet of Things CSTD Working Group on Enhanced Cooperation: Fifth Meeting G20 Think tank (T20) Meeting Canada Multistakeholder Consultation on IoT Security I. Upcoming Study Papers Internet Scoping Study on Timor Leste ISOC's APAC Bureau is finalizing a report on the progress of Internet development in Timor Leste, identifying bottlenecks and offering guidelines for improvement through best practices. Internet Scoping Study on Nepal ISOC's APAC Bureau is finalizing a study on the state of Internet development in Nepal. This will include infrastructure and regulatory issues, and solutions to support further adoption and usage in the country. II. Recent Submissions NTIA RFC Against Botnets U.S. National Telecommunications and Information Administration's Request for Comment The Internet Society provided a submission to the U.S. National Telecommunications and Information Administration's RFC Promoting Stakeholder Action Against Botnets and Other Automated Threats. III. Upcoming Engagements AUC-ISOC Privacy Guidelines Experts Meeting - 21-23 February, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia The Internet Society and the African Union Commission will hold an Expert workshop in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to gather views from African Privacy experts. The workshop is part of the AUC-ISOC project that will result in the development of Personal Data Protection & Privacy Guidelines for Africa. IV. Highlights of Recent Activities Jordan Internet for All Initiative Working Group - 7-8 February, Amman, Jordan ISOC's Middle East Regional Bureau participated in the second round of Working Group meetings organized jointly by the World Economic Forum and the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology. 4th IEEE World Forum on the Internet of Things - 5-8 February, Singapore The 4th World Forum on IoT has adopted the theme 'Smart Cities and People'. ISOC's Steve Olshansky spoke on the challenges and opportunities in IoT Security & Privacy, and will take part in a panel on best practices and standards. For more information, go to: http://wfiot2018.iot.ieee.org/ CSTD Working Group on Enhanced Cooperation: Fifth Meeting - January 29-31, Geneva, Switzerland The group's fifth meeting discussed the reporting of the Working Group to the twenty-first session of the Commission on Science and Technology for Development in 2018. Following three days of discussions, the group did not find a consensus on recommendations to further implement enhanced cooperation due to diverging views on the role of non- governmental stakeholders and the need for new institutional mechanisms. G20 Think tank (T20) Meeting - 1-2 Feb, BA, Argentina Argentina convened a think tank to discuss G20 priorities. ISOC staff participated to share ISOC's views on the digital agenda. ISOC also co- authored a shared blog post with The Web Foundation and Mozilla to push for a collaborative approach to governance, including to support and develop Internet infrastructure solutions (including community networks) and IoT security approaches. https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2018/02/time-g20s-first-digital- agenda/ Canada Multistakeholder Consultation on IoT Security - January 10, Ottawa, Canada The Canadian Government is developing a framework for a Multistakeholder Consultation on Internet of Things to help shape a national policy on IoT in Canada. An Oversight Committee with representatives from the Internet Society's North America Regional Bureau, the Ministry of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development (ISED), and the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) will oversee the process. The Committee held its kickoff meeting on January 10th in Ottawa. The next steps are to establish a website, conduct outreach to key stakeholders, and firm up logistics surrounding the first multistakeholder meeting, tentatively scheduled for mid-March.
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Mat Ford reported that he will be stepping down as ISOC’s liaison to the IAB at IETF 101. Karen O’Donoghue will be the new liaison; the IAB agreed to subscribe Karen to the IAB list now in order to facilitate that transition.
4.2. IRTF Chair Report
–Begin IRTF Chair Report, Allison Mankin–
IRTF Report for February 2018 ANRP The Applied Networking Research Prize selection process completed in January, with a little delay caused by this year's mean flu season. Now in the capable hands of Mat Ford. IRTF and ISOC publicize the winners meeting-by-meeting rather than all at once, but for the leadership the set of all the six winners plus the meetings at which they will present is provided below. It is an exciting group and if there had been room for 10 winners, we had enough great candidates. ANRW The Applied Networking Research Workshop process is well under way, with a very strong Technical Program Committee (see: https://irtf.org/anrw/ 2018/). After good coordination discussions, the workshop will be held on the Monday (July 15) during the Montreal IETF. The reasoning was to entice academics and other non-regulars at IETF/IRTF to stay for WGs and RGs, and thus strengthen these applied research connections. Current action items are for the steering committee to develop the budget and for IRTF Chair plus Steering Committee to firm up room and other arrangements with the Secretariat. Status of Proposed and Potential Research Groups Proposed Path Aware Networking RG (PANRG) - third meeting will take place at IETF 101 Proposed Decentralized Internet Infrastructure RG (DINRG) - first official meeting is an interim on February 17, collocated with NDSS in San Diego. Watch for streaming info. Second meeting will be at IETF 101 Research group soon to propose: Quantum Internet RG Proposed chairs: Rod van Meter (Keio University), Stephanie Wehner (TUDelft) Charter and community promotion under way, mailing list is firstname.lastname@example.org One or both chairs will discuss of their ideas for the group in IRTFOPEN Actively recruiting a team for a Proposed Privacy Research Group, intended to research the application of privacy-enhancing cryptographic and other techniques into Internet protocols Status of IRTF Track Documents draft-irtf-nmrg-autonomic-sla-violation-detection -> AUTH48 completed, about to be RFC 8316, Experimental draft-irtf-cfrg-xmss-hash-based-signatures - Sent to RFC-Editor, Informational draft-irtf-icnrg-ccnxsemantics - IRSG Poll resulted in Revised I-D Needed, Experimental draft-irtf-icnrg-ccnmessages - IRSG Poll resulted in Revised I-D Needed, Experimental draft-irtf-nfvrg-gaps-network-virtualization - IRSG Poll resulted in Revised I-D Needed, Informational draft-nir-cfrg-rfc7539bis - In IRSG Poll, Informational draft-irtf-nwcrg-network-coding-taxonomy - In IRSG Poll, Informational draft-irtf-cfrg-re-keying - In RGLC, Informational Status of Documents Long Range Plan Stephen Farrell and Allison are working on the written proposal on this, aimed for stakeholder reviews in and following London Applied Networking Research Prize 2018 Awardees Reminder: will be announced meeting-by-meeting IETF 101 Mojgan Ghasemi, Princeton University and Akamai, Performance Characterization of a Commercial Streaming Video Service, IMC 2016 Vaspol Ruamviboonsuk, University of Michigan, Vroom: Accelerating the Mobile Web with Server-Aided Dependency Resolution, SIGCOMM 2017
–End IRTF Chair Report, Allison Mankin–
4.3. IANA Liaison Report
–Begin IANA Liaison Report, Michelle Cotton–
IANA Services Liaison Report – 14 February 2018 SLA Deliverables Update: - ICANN met 100% of processing goal times for the December 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. - The annual review of processing protocol parameter related requests has been completed. The confidential SOC2 report, prepared by Pricewaterhouse Coopers, has been provided to the IETF Leadership for its review. There were no exceptions related to the delivery of the protocol parameters function. Other News: - Results of the Annual IANA Functions Customer Satisfaction Survey https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2018-01-18-en IANA Services Operator and IETF Leadership Meeting Minutes: None to report
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4.4. RFC Editor Liaison Report
–Begin RFC Editor Liaison Report, Heather Flanagan–
RFC Series Editor Update - Format xml2rfc v2.9.0 supports the initial preptool functionality required to take a v3 draft and turn it into a fully expanded XML output. The RPC will begin testing this after there is a v3 to TXT publication formatter tool. From the release notes for xml2rfc: This release introduces preptool functionality, through a --preptool output mode. With reservation for some points for which issues has been raised, this follows the specification in RFC7998. The preptool currently takes vocabulary v3 input, and produces prepped output. When work on the text formatter commences, the idea is that the input xml source will always be run through v2v3 conversion and preptool processing before the output formatting, in order to increase consistency and reduce complexity of the output formatter. Work on other components of the new format tool chain are also underway. See https://trac.tools.ietf.org/tools/ietfdb/wiki/FormatToolsPlan for the current expected timeline. - RFC 33 A report was submitted by Vint Cerf highlighting a transcription error, introduced during the RFC Online project (https://www.rfc-editor.org/old/rfc-online-2000.html), to RFC 33. RFC 33 was put online in April 2006. The error was identified (though not as a transcription error) and recorded in the errata system in 2007 (see https://www.rfc-editor.org/errata/rfc33). The RSE, the RPC director, and the RSOC discussed whether making a change to the online copy was an appropriate action, and the consensus (not unanimous) was to leave this recorded as an errata and not change the existing digital copy. - IEEE (publisher) The publishing side of the IEEE is building a reference center of materials for product designers in the ICT space. They have requested permission to include pointers to RFCs in this environment. While it has been pointed out that permission is inherent for this kind of thing in the TLP, they are planning to request an MoU expressly stating that they have permission to link to our materials. If they go forward with this request, the RSE will take this to the IETF Trust for review. RPC update See: https://www.rfc-editor.org/report-summary/ From the reports page: Q1 2018 notes: As previously mentioned, the IESG has indicated that there will be an increase in submissions over the next few months. The increase in submissions we saw in Q4 2017 continues this quarter. A large number of these documents are part of a cluster. 16 of the submitted I-Ds thus far are part of a cluster; that’s 47%. Seven of those documents are part of Cluster 336, which is currently an eleven-document cluster.
–End RFC Editor Liaison Report, Heather Flanagan–
The minutes of the 7 February 2018 tech chat and business meeting remain under review.
6. Action item review
The internal action item list was reviewed.
7. Response to Liaison on IPv6 work items
Discussion of the proposed response to the liaison on IPv6 work items was deferred to email since Lee Howard was not on the call.
8. Applied Networking Research Workshop
Allison Mankin reported that Lars Eggert is connecting the ANRW TPC with the ACM SIG. Progress is being made on the budget. The call for papers should be sent out soon.
9. Independent Stream
The IAB discussed the process for handling the discussion about the Independent Stream. The IAB agreed to discuss the topic internally first before opening up the discussion further. Martin Thomson will add an item on this to the IAB’s agenda at IETF 101.
10. Root Zone Label Generation Rules for IDN TLDs
The IAB discussed the draft text for the request to the community for a volunteer for the ICANN study group on Root Zone Label Generation Rules for IDN TLDs.
11. IDN Implementation Guidelines
Ted Hardie reported that ICANN IDN Guidelines Working Group is seeking feedback from the IAB on the the IDN Implementation Guidelines 4.0. Ted will work with Suzanne Woolf to review the guidelines to see whether the IAB’s previous comments were incorporated.
12. Executive Session: ISOC Board of Trustees Appointment
The IAB discussed the IETF appointments to the ISOC Board of Trustees in an executive session. Jari Arkko recused himself from the discussion of Gonzalo Camarillo.