Internet Architecture Board


Call for nominations for IETF liaison to ICANN RSSAC

The IAB is responsible for appointing a liaison manager to the ICANN Root Server System Advisory Committee (RSSAC) [1][2].

We are currently soliciting volunteers for this position. Nominations (including self-nominations) for this position should be sent to iab-chair at and execd at no later than Friday, 8 May 2015.

The current temporary liaison is Marc Blanchet, who was appointed in his role as IAB member during the restructuring process of RSSAC.

The person filling the role of liaison manager needs to have familiarity with the IETF and ICANN processes, have expertise in the DNS, and be involved in the related IETF working groups.

The liaison sits on the RSSAC committee as a non-voting member and follows RSSAC procedures. The liaison acts a conduit between the two organizations on matters that need to be coordinated or communicated between the two organizations.

It is expected that the liaison manager attends IETF and ICANN meetings, and more specifically the RSSAC meetings. The liaison role is non- voting. Expertise in security and internationalization would be a plus.

The IETF liaison process is defined in RFCs 4052, 4053, and 4691.

Please forward this message to any interested party.

Best regards,
Andrew Sullivan
IAB Chair


Deadline Extended: Call for Papers: IAB/ISOC Workshop on Coordinating Attack Response at Internet Scale (CARIS)

The Co-ordinating Attack Response at Internet Scale (CARIS) workshop program committee is extending the deadline for submissions by one week, to 10 April 2015.  The call for papers is available from  For more information on CARIS, please see

RFC 7452: Architectural Considerations in Smart Object Networking

The IAB has published RFC 7452: Architectural Considerations in Smart Object Networking.

Abstract: The term “Internet of Things” (IoT) denotes a trend where a large number of embedded devices employ communication services offered by Internet protocols.  Many of these devices, often called “smart objects”, are not directly operated by humans but exist as components in buildings or vehicles, or are spread out in the environment. Following the theme “Everything that can be connected will be connected”, engineers and researchers designing smart object networks need to decide how to achieve this in practice.

This document offers guidance to engineers designing Internet-connected smart objects.

Call for Papers: IAB/ISOC Workshop on Coordinating Attack Response at Internet Scale (CARIS)

June 19, 2015, Intercontinental Hotel in Berlin, hosted by the 27th annual FIRST Conference.

Workshop Information:

Numerous incident response efforts exist to mitigate the effects of attacks.  Some are  operator driven focused on specific attack types, while others are closed analysis and sharing groups spanning many attack types.  Many of the operator driven models work with members to mitigate the effects of such attacks for all users, but how to contribute information to these efforts is not always known or easy to discover.  Sharing within closed community analysis centers is only practical for very large organizations as a result of resource requirements even to be able to use shared data.  Without coordination, these efforts are not only duplicated, but leave out protections for small and medium sized organizations.  These organizations may be part of the supply chain for larger organizations, a common pathway for successful attacks.

This workshop aims to bring together operators, researchers, CSIRT team members, service providers, vendors, information sharing and analysis center members to discuss approaches to coordinate attack response at Internet scale. Continue reading

IAB Solicits Feedback on Nominees for the ISOC Board of Trustees

The IAB is responsible for selecting two individuals to serve 3-year  terms on the ISOC Board of Trustees.  The procedure is described in  RFC3677. The candidates who accepted their nominations are:

  • Richard Barnes
  • Gonzalo Camarillo
  • Hago Dafalla
  • Russell Housley
  • John Levine
  • Jordi Palet Martinez
  • David Meyer

We solicit feedback on these candidates by March 26, 2015.  Please send  your response to  If you would like your feedback to be  anonymized, please indicate such in your response. The IAB expects to  finalize its selections around April 1, 2015.

The IESG will confirm the candidates by April 30, 2015 and the  appointees will begin serving as new board of trustee members in June.