From the Editor's Desk

By: Mat Ford

Date: June 27, 2016

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The 88th meeting of the Internet Engineering Task Force was hosted by Huawei in Vancouver, Canada, a very popular location for IETF meetings over the years.

Our cover article in this issue is “An IETF View of IANA,” and explains the relationships among the IETF, IANA, and ICANN, and how they all work together. We also have articles about the proceedings of the GeoNet and IGOVUPDATE BoF meetings, plus the BoF meetings that are covered in our regular IETF Ornithology column.

We celebrate the most recent winner of the Applied Networking Research Prize in “Cloud Storage Dissected: A View Inside Dropbox,” and document the Internet Society panel event that debated the question of what success looks like for IPv6 deployment.

As usual, you’ll find our regular columns from the IETF, IAB, and IRTF chairs, as well as coverage of hot topics discussed during the plenary meetings. For more details of the Internet Area of the IETF in particular, a Working Group summary report is available at