IETF News

Words from the IAB Chair

By: Bernard Aboba

Date: March 1, 2013

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IETF 85 Technical Plenary

The IETF 85 Technical Plenary, organized by Alissa Cooper, focusing on Internet Performance Measurement, included presentations by Dr. Henning Schulzrinne, CTO of the FCC and SamKnows.1 A detailed report on the Plenary is available on page XX. Based on feedback from IETF 85 participants, the IAB selected “The End of Plain Old Telephone Service (POTS)” as the topic for the IETF 86 Technical Plenary.

Affirmation of the Modern Global Standards Paradigm

Russ Housley, IETF chair and member of the Internet Architecture Board (IAB), made a presentation on collaboration among standards development organizations at the Global Standards Symposium in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.2 His presentation referenced the OpenStand principles, as did a presentation by Monique Morrow of Cisco Systems, and a post by Leslie Daigle, chief Internet technology officer of the Internet Society.

In order to provide an archival record of the OpenStand principles as agreed to by IEEE, IETF, IAB, W3C, and ISOC, after a four-week IETF-wide Call for Comment, the IAB approved publication of “Affirmation of the Modern Paradigm for Standards” as an Informational RFC within the IAB stream.

Appointments

In the coming months, four slots on the IETF Administrative Oversight Committee (IAOC) will be filled—one by the IAB, and three by the IETF Nomcom (a full term, a replacement, and one to be filled by the newly selected IETF Chair).

On 5 December, the IAB announced that it had reappointed Bob Hinden for its slot.4

RFC Editor

The RFC Series Oversight Committee (RSOC) is chaired by Fred Baker; the IAB lead is Joel Halpern. Since there is no separate RFC Editor stream, documents relating to the operation of the RFC Series are published on the IAB stream. On 27 December, the IAB completed an internal last call on “RFC Series Format Development,”5 prior to announcement of an IETF-wide Call for Comment. Public discussion of this document is occurring on the RFC Interest mailing list.6

ITU-T Coordination Programme

The ITU-T Coordination Programme is chaired by Eliot Lear; the IAB leads are Joel Halpern and Ross Callon. On 30 September, the IAB published RFC 6756, “Internet Engineering Task Force and International Telecommunication Union–Telecommunication Standardization Sector Collaboration Guidelines.”7

Liaison Oversight Programme

The Liaison Oversight Programme is lead by Spencer Dawkins. The IETF sent a liaison to ISO/IEC JTC1/SC6 regarding TIsec,8 and to the Open Mobile Alliance9 relating to the resignation of the IETF’s liaison manager, Murray Kucheraway.

Minutes of the 29 October 2012 virtual meeting of representatives of the IAB, the IESG, and the IEEE 802 Executive Committee are posted11 as are the minutes of the 25 July 2012 meeting.12 To make progress on a revision to the IEEE 802/IETF liaison relationship document (RFC 4441), the IAB adopted “The IEEE 802/IETF Relationship” as an IAB work item.10

Glenn Parsons of the IEEE Registration Authority Committee (RAC) requested IETF feedback on a proposal for restructuring the Organizational Unique Identifier (OUI) within the IEEE 802 Medium Access Control (MAC) address.13 To provide pointers to and context for additional discussions scheduled during IETF 86, a short presentation will be made at the IETF 86 Technical Plenary.

Privacy Programme

The IAB Privacy Programme, lead by Alissa Cooper completed an IAB internal last call on “Privacy Considerations for Internet Protocols,”14 prior to announcing an IETF-wide Call for Comment. Public discussion of this document occurs on the IETF Privacy mailing list.15

IP Evolution Programme

The IP Evolution Programme, lead by Jari Arkko has made progress on several documents within the IAB stream.  The IAB adopted “Architectural Considerations in Smart Object Networking” as a work item.16 It published RFC 6709, “Design Guidelines for Protocol Extensions,”17 and completed an IAB internal Last Call on “Architectural Considerations of IP Anycast”18 prior to announcing an IETF-wide Call for Comment. Public discussion of these documents occurs on the Architecture Discuss mailing list.19

The IAB also adopted “Report from the IAB/IRTF Workshop on Congestion Control for Interactive Real-Time Communication” as an IAB work item20 and maintains a web page with materials from the workshop.21

Internationalization Programme

The Internationalization Programme is lead by Dave Thaler. The IAB issued an IETF-wide Call for Comment on “Principles for Unicode Code Point Inclusion in Labels in the DNS.”22 The document is being considered for publication as an Informational RFC within the IAB stream. The IAB completed an internal last call on “Issues in Identifier Comparison for Security Purposes”23 prior to announcing an IETF-wide Call for Comment. Public discussion of these documents occurs on the Internationalization mailing list.24

 

References

1. IETF 85 Plenary materials, http://www.ietf.org/proceedings/85/index.html#plenary

2. Presentation at the Global Standards Symposium in Dubai,http://www.iab.org/2012/11/21/presentation-at-the-global-standards-symposium-in-dubai/

3. Affirmation of the Modern Paradigm for Standards, http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-iab-modern-paradigm

4. IAB Announces IAOC selection, http://www.iab.org/2012/12/05/iab-announces-iaoc-selection/

5. RFC Series Format Development, http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-iab-rfcformatreq

6. RFC Interest mailing list, https://www.rfc-editor.org/mailman/listinfo/rfc-interest

7. Internet Engineering Task Force and International Telecommunication Union–Telecommunication Standardization Sector Collaboration Guidelines, http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc6756

8. IETF sends liaison to ISO/IEC JTC1/SC6 regarding TIsec, http://www.iab.org/2012/12/14/ietf-sends-liaison-to-isoiec-jtc1sc6-regarding-tisec/

9. IAB sends liaison to Open Mobile Alliance, https://datatracker.ietf.org/liaison/1213/

10. The IEEE 802/IETF Relationship, http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-dawkins-iab-rfc4441rev

11. Minutes of the IETF/IEEE 802 Meeting Posted, http://www.ietf.org/iesg/ieee/minutes-2012-10-29.txt

12. IETF and IEEE 802 have posted minutes of the leadership meeting held in Milpitas, CA, on 25 July 2012, http://www.iab.org/documents/minutes/minutes-2012/iab-minutes-2012-07-25/

13. Proposed IEEE Registration Authority Committee OUI Tier Restructuring,http://www.iab.org/2012/12/13/proposed-ieee-registration-authority-committee-oui-tier-restructuring/

14. Privacy Considerations for Internet Protocols, http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-iab-privacy-considerations

15. IETF Privacy mailing list, http://www.ietf.org/mail-archive/web/ietf-privacy/current/maillist.html

16. Architectural Considerations in Smart Object Networking, http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-iab-smart-object-architecture

17. Design Guidelines for Protocol Extensions, http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc6709

18. Architectural Considerations of IP Anycast, http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-iab-anycast-arch-implications

19. Architecture Discuss mailing list, https://www.ietf.org/mailman/listinfo/architecture-discuss

20. Report from the IAB/IRTF Workshop on Congestion Control for Interactive Real-Time Communication, http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-tschofenig-cc-workshop-report

21. IAB/IRTF Workshop on Congestion Control for Interactive Real-Time Communication,http://www.iab.org/activities/workshops/cc-workshop/

22. Call for Comment: Principles for Unicode Code Point Inclusion in Labels in the DNS to Informational RFC,

http://www.iab.org/2012/12/20/call-for-comment-principles-for-unicode-code-point-inclusion-in-labels-in-the-dns-to-informational-rfc/

23. Issues in Identifier Comparison for Security Purposes, http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-iab-identifier-comparison

24. Internationalization mailing list, i18n-discuss@iab.org

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