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Minutes of the 2018-08-08 IAB Teleconference (Business Meeting)

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

1.1. Attendance

  • Deborah Brungard (IESG Liaison)
  • Alissa Cooper (IETF Chair)
  • Michelle Cotton (IANA Liaison)
  • Allison Mankin (IRTF Chair)
  • Gabriel Montenegro
  • Cindy Morgan (IAB Executive Administrative Manager)
  • Karen O’Donoghue (ISOC Liaison)
  • Melinda Shore
  • Robert Sparks
  • Jeff Tantsura
  • Martin Thomson
  • Brian Trammell
  • Jari Arkko
  • Heather Flanagan (RFC Editor Liaison)
  • Ted Hardie (IAB Chair)
  • Christian Huitema
  • Erik Nordmark
  • Mark Nottingham
  • Suzanne Woolf
  • Amy Vezza (Secretariat)

1.2. Administrivia

Cindy Morgan noted that there was not a quorum of IAB members on the call, so any items requiring a formal decision will have to be followed up on by email or at a future meeting.

1.3. Meeting Minutes

The following minutes remain under review:

  • 2018-06-27 IAB Business Meeting
  • 2018-07-03 IAB Business Meeting
  • 2018-07-15 IAB Business Meeting
  • 2018-07-16 IAB Business Meeting
  • 2018-07-19 IAB Business Meeting
  • 2018-08-01 IAB Business Meeting

Cindy Morgan asked the IAB to respond to the open e-ballots to approve the June and July minutes.

1.4. Action Item Review

The internal action item list was reviewed.

2. Monthly Reports

2.1. ISOC Liaison Report

–Begin ISOC Liaison Report, Karen O’Donoghue–

Internet Society Liaison Report to the IAB 
8 August 2018 

I.   Recent Papers

Meeting Europe's Connectivity Challenge: The Role for Community Networks
APAC Year That Was Report 2017. 

II.  Upcoming Papers

NPA Special Issue Internet Connectivity in Indigenous and Northern 
Routing Security Policy Brief

III. Upcoming Engagements

Australian Experts Session on Encryption
IV.  Recent Activities and Engagements

Enhancing IoT Security; Ottowa, Canada,  21 June
African Chapters Advocacy meeting, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 21 June
Africa Community Networks workshop; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 19 -20 June
Internet Governance Programme for the Philippine government, Manila, 
Philippines, 11-13 July
Enhancing IoT Security Focus Group, Montreal, Canada, 17 July


I.   Recent Papers

Meeting Europe's Connectivity Challenge: The Role for Community 
Networks; Brussels, 4 July 2018. 
A new paper commissioned by Internet Society on Meeting the Internet 
Connectivity Challenge – The Role for Community Networks, was  launched 
at CEPS in Brussels on 4 July 2018. The paper looks at the challenges 
and opportunities for community networks to set up, maintain and expand 
operations. It draws lessons learned from a selection of European 
projects. The overall conclusion is that successful community networks 
are possible to build, overcoming the digital divide and insuring that 
the remotest regions benefit from connecting to the Internet. (https://

APAC Year That Was Report 2017. 
The APAC Bureau has released its annual YTW report to highlight its key 
initiatives last year. Read the report here https://

II.  Upcoming Papers

NPA Special Issue Internet Connectivity in Indigenous and Northern 
In Fall 2018, Northern Public Affairs, in collaboration with the 
Internet Society, will be releasing a special issue focusing on emerging 
developments in community networks among Indigenous peoples in North 
America.  The magazine will include articles that touch on issues such 
as:  deployment,  first mile connectivity, tele-health and language 
preservation.  The Issue will be released in conjunction with the 
Indigenous Connectivity Summit that will take place 11-12 October in 
Inuvik, Northwest Territories, Canada.

Routing Security Policy Brief
A policy brief on routing security will be released for community 
preview in early August. The policy brief will provide policymakers with 
an overview of challenges related to routing security and key 
considerations around the routing ecosystem. It also includes 
recommendations to consider when approaching policy issues related to 
routing security. 

III. Upcoming Engagements
Australian Experts Session on Encryption
On 20 August, the Internet Society and Internet Australia will hold the 
Experts Session on Encryption at Parliament House in Canberra, 
Australia. The event will feature an interactive in-depth dialogue with 
experts on encryption and digital security, highlighting issues 
concerning encryption and law enforcement access.

IV.  Recent Activities and Engagements

Enhancing IoT Security; Ottowa, Canada, 21 June
Enhancing IoT Security held a webinar for new participants and had its 
second multistakeholder meeting in Ottawa on June 21. Former Chair of 
the IAB, and new CEO of the Internet Society, Andrew Sullivan moderated 
the conversation and participants formed three working groups on 
labelling, consumer education, and network resiliency. Read the report 
from the meeting (

African Chapters Advocacy meeting; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 21 June
The Africa Regional  Bureau organized the African Chapters Advocacy 
meeting in Ethiopia on the  21st of  June. The meeting was attended by 
27 fellows from 24 chapters and 1 Special Interest Group (CNsSIG). The 
meeting was a combination of  capacity building,  engagement,  advocacy  
and  mobilization  to  advance  CNs in Africa  and achieve  focused  
positive  impact through  the  Internet  Society's  2018 campaigns. It 
was also an occasion for the Chapters to engage with the AUC.

Africa Community Networks workshop; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - 19 -20 June
The Africa Regional  Bureau and the African Union Commission (AUC) held 
a CN focused workshop in Addis Ababa from 19-20 June 2018. The workshop  
was  attended  by representatives  of  the AUC,  Regional  Economic  
Communities  (RECs), Regulators associations and the  Association  of  
Progressive Communications (APC). It  brought together global and  
successful  African Community Networks  (CNs),  to  share  their 
experiences in demonstrating the great possibility of building 
sustainable CNs across the African continent.

Internet Governance Programme for the Philippine government, 11-13 July, 
Manila, Philippines
In partnership with the Asia-Pacific Telecommunity, the Philippines' 
Department of ICT and the Philippine Chapter, the APAC Bureau conducted 
a 3-day training programme on Internet governance in Manila, with more 
than 70 representatives from government participating

Enhancing IoT Security Focus Group, 17 July, Montreal, Canada. 
As part of the Canadian Multistakeholder Process: Enhancing IoT 
Security, the North American Regional Bureau, in partnership with the 
Quebec Chapter, hosted a focus group to gain an understanding of how to 
best engage the Internet community in Quebec, and to begin planning a 
full multistakeholder event in the province later in 2018. Discussion at 
the focus group in Montreal centered on who is responsible for IoT 
security, the challenges of securing consumer-level IoT devices, what 
aspects of IoT need to be addressed most urgently, and potentially 
creating a full meeting of a multistakeholder group in the Province of 
Quebec. The focus group was conducted in both English and French. A 
report on the focus group is available here.

–End ISOC Liaison Report, Karen O’Donoghue–

2.2. IRTF Chair Report

–Begin IRTF Chair Report, Allison Mankin–

IRTF Report for July 2018 (submitted August 8, 2018)

The co-chairs for ANRW19 will be Jana Iyengar and Phillipa Gill.  
Phillipa is on the CS Faculty at University of Massachusetts (US).  
Note: final confirmation for Phillipa is pending.  Phillipa was on the 
ANRW18 TPC, and the ANRW18 co-chair, Sharon Goldberg, was her doctoral 
advisor.  Jana is well-known to the IAB, IESG and IRSG, of course.  Both 
co-chairs are distinguished in academic circles and ANRW will be very 
fortunate to have their leadership.  

As all know, in an experiment originally proposed by Sharon, ANRW18 took 
place on the Monday of IETF week, so that researchers and IETFers would 
mingle more.  The Secretariat supported scheduling to de-conflict 
topical sessions from WGs as much as possible, and RGs were not 
permitted to meet on the ANRW day. The goal of mingling was very well 
met.  IRTF’s recommendation is to hold the next ANRW on IETF Monday 
again, in Montreal next summer (IETF 105).  Results from the 
Secretariat’s survey questions about ANRW are still pending and will be 
taken into account. 

Based on figures pulled by Mat Ford, here are the numbers supporting 
this recommendation:

Total registered for ANRW18 in all categories - 104, increase of 40-60 
over ANRW17.
Of these, by their registration categories , 87 also participated in the 
IETF week.
Total IETFers not registered for ANRW who attended some session is 
unknown, but the room, which held over 200, was completely full for 
several sessions.
Newcomer Info
17 of those registered for ANRW were first-timers to any IETF
12 were people who had been to only 2-5 IETF meetings before. 

The ANRP awardees for IETF 103 will be “announced” and promoted starting 
in mid-September.  As previously reported, they are: 

Johanna Amann, ICSI, Mission Accomplished: HTTPS Security After 
DigiNotar, IMC 2017

Arash Molavi Kakhki, Thousand Eyes, Taking a Long Look at QUIC: An 
Approach for Rigorous Evaluation of Rapidly Evolving Transport 
Protocols, IMC 2017

IRTF is soon going to start the new cycle of ANRP-selection.  Folks 
wishing to be on the selection TPC should send a direct mail to IRTF-
Chair - we will have a balance of past awardees and IRTF/IETF folks in 
this TPC.

Status of Research Groups 
Path-Aware Networking (PANRG) moved from Proposed RG to RG

Distributed Internet Infrastructure Proposed RG  (DINRG) is in review 
for move to RG, now, with IRSG about to give their comments. 

There was no announce tool hook-up for IRTF Chair, but Alexa Morris has 
fixed this problem, so look also for a request for comments on the DINRG 
promotion on the IRTF-Discuss mailing list.

Network Function Virtualization RG (NFVRG) will be moved to Concluded as 
soon as one document is sent for Conflict Review this week.  

Potential Research Groups
There are currently three requests for RG in IRTF Chair review.  The 
furthest along, and the only one with a full charter draft, is for new 
research into infosecurity defense, proposed by Kirsty Paine, National 
Cyber Security Centre.  Kathleen Moriarty has worked on the proposal 
too, and is interested in serving co-RG chair.  

IAB RG Reviews
The IAB reviewed CFRG during its Thursday business meeting in Montreal.

IRTF Tools
The datatracker now has a Shepherd facility for the RG Chairs and IRTF 
Chair to use - thanks to Robert Sparks!

Other improvements supporting IRTF Workflow are still in the backlog.  A 
request to support the IRSG review and ballot process with tooling may 
be shifted over to non-IETF tools.

–End IRTF Chair Report, Allison Mankin–

2.3. IANA Liaison Report

–Begin IANA Liaison Report, Michelle Cotton–

IANA Services Liaison Report – 08 August 2018
SLA Deliverables Update:
- ICANN met 100% of processing goal times for both the May 2018 and June 
2018 monthly statistics reports, 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.  Monthly reports can be found at:
Other News:
- Waiting for response from IDNA expert regarding posting of revised tables.
IANA Services Operator and IETF Leadership Meeting Minutes:
- None to report

–End IANA Liaison Report, Michelle Cotton–

2.4. RFC Editor Liaison Report

–Begin RFC Editor Liaison Report, Heather Flanagan–

* IETF 102
After an intense IETF 102 meeting, the RSE came away with the 
understanding that the questions regarding how individuals interpret (or 
fail to notice) the different streams and statuses possible within the 
RFC Series is an important, but not particularly urgent, problem. 
Addressing these concerns is on the list of things for the RSE to 
consider, and discussions have started with individuals experienced with 
questions around marketing and branding on how to best address the 
issues involved. In terms of priority, however, it is lower on the list 
than seeing documents published as RFCs and completing the RFC format 

* RFC Format
Megan Ferguson, Heather Flanagan, Paul Hoffman, Henrik Levkowetz, Alice 
Russo, Jim Schaad, and Robert Sparks met during IETF 102 to discuss the 
state of the RFC format tools. Many of the required tools are being 
tested by the RPC; the community will be solicited to help with general 
user testing after the first round of testing is completed by the RPC. 
For issues found that will require updating the various requirement 
documents (see RFCs 7990-7998) issues will be opened in the appropriate 
GitHub repository ( and discussed on the mailing list (

See for 
information on the expected release schedule for the various tools.

* Fifty Years of RFCs
2019 will mark the fiftieth year of publishing RFCs. The RSE is starting 
work on writing a document to commemorate that milestone, and has 
reached out to several key individuals to offer their thoughts on the 
past, present, and future of the series.

See the reports page for the latest information on the SLA.

The RPC had a productive meeting at IETF 102, meeting with authors and 
readers of RFCs, the stream managers, and the developers of the v3 
format tools.

–End RFC Editor Liaison Report, Heather Flanagan–

3. Future Tech Plenaries

Melinda Shore reported that she is working on ideas for a potential plenary on work coming out the Decentralized Internet Infrastructure Research Group (DINRG). The Plenary Planning Program will schedule a tech chat on this topic.

Brian Trammell and Melinda Shore are following up with potential speakers for a plenary about data access.

4. Public IAB Agendas

This item was deferred to the next IAB teleconference (22 August 2018) so that a quorum of IAB members could be present for the discussion.

5. Executive Session: ICANN NomCom Appointment Process

The process for the IETF appointment to the ICANN NomCom was discussed in an executive session.