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Table of Contents - Volume 2 Issue 3 (November 2006)

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Editor’s Welcome

By Mirjam Kühne

Welcome to the latest issue of the IETF Journal, covering topics discussed during and following IETF 67 in San Diego in November 2006. As you may notice, we’ve made a number of improvements to the format and presentation of the journal as well as a change to the cataloguing and numbering system. The new numbering system is designed to more accurately reflect the specific IETF meeting being reported in a particular issue. It’s also intended to avoid the confusion that may arise when journal issues are categorised by season. we’re certain our friends in the Southern Hemisphere will appreciate the modification. Read more…

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News from the IETF Chair

Brian CarpenterBy Brian Carpenter, IETF Chair

Approximately 1,200 people from 41 countries gathered for IETF 67, making it our third visit to the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina and our sixth visit to San Diego (the first being IETF 1 in January 1986). Hosted by Siemens Networks – with additional support from Afilias, from Poland’s Computing Communication and Network Security (CCNS), from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and from a team of dedicated volunteers – the week featured the usual mix of working group (WG) meetings, BoF (birds-of-a-feather) sessions, research groups, and formal and informal side meetings, as well as excellent wireless networking. Read more…

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News from the IAB Chair

Leslie DaigleBy Leslie Daigle, IAB Chair

The IAB held two workshops in 2006, and the San Diego technical plenary included presentations reporting on both of them. I’ll say a bit more about each of them below, but first a few thoughts on IAB workshops in general.

As described in its charter (RFC 2850), a major role of the IAB is to pay attention to important long-term issues in the Internet, and to make sure that these issues are brought to the attention of the people or groups that can address them. The IAB works to fulfill that mandate in several different ways, one of which is to occasionally convene an invitational workshop. In addition to bringing issues to wider attention, such workshops aim to gather more input on an architectural topic than is represented by the IAB members’experience alone. Read more…

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IETF 67 Facts and Figures

1199 registered attendees from 41 countries
2 new WGs, 12 WGs closed
120 WG currently chartered
440 new Internet-Drafts
933 updated Internet-Drafts
122 IETF Last Calls
104 approvals

RFC Editor Actions (July – Sept)
99 RFC published of which
- 52 standards track or BCP
- 35 Informational or Experimental
- 12 were from other sources

IANA Actions (June – Nov)
process 505 IETF-related requests
~ 77 requests in queue
~ 120 port requests since IETF 66
~ 40 MIME type requests since IETF 66

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New BoF Meetings

IETF 67 – New Birds of a Feather (BoF) Meetings

Descriptions and agendas for all BoF meetings can be found at www.ietf.org/meetings/past.meetings.html

General Area:
edu – Education

RAI Area:
mediactrl – Media Server Control
p2p-sip – Peer to Peer Support for Session Initiation Protocol

Security Area:
spkm – NFSv4 and Low Infrastructure Public Key Based GSS Security Mechanisms
keyprov – Provisioning of Symetric Keys

Transport Area:
pcn – Pre-Congestion Notification

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ISOC Fellowship Program

The ISOC Fellowship Program to the IETF, a new program launched by the Internet Society, is making it possible for technologists from developing countries to become more involved in the IETF by attending meetings in person. Read more…

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IETF 67 Plenary Report

By Mirjam Kühne

Mirjam K�hneIn its return to San Diego – city of the first IETF meeting and site of five others – IETF 67 drew nearly 1,200 participants from 41 countries. IETF chair Brian Carpenter offered a warm welcome to participants and special thanks to Siemens for hosting the event and for providing outstanding networking facilities. Together with Siemens’ staff, countless volunteers ensured excellent WiFi coverage, including in the bars and at the pool. Brian also expressed gratitude to Afilias for its sponsoring of the welcome reception. Read more…

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Reflections on Internet Transparency

By Bernard Aboba

In the past, the Internet Architecture Board (IAB) has published a number of documents related to Internet transparency and the end-to-end principle, and other IETF documents have touched on those issues as well. These documents articulate the general principles on which the Internet architecture is based, as well as the following core values the Internet community seeks to protect going forward. Read more…

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Update on IPv6 Host Mobility

By Wolfgang Fritsche and Gerardo Giaretta

As mobile communications become a more integral part of our daily lives, so are they capturing the attention of the IETF, which has seen an increase in the number of IETF working groups dealing with mobility issues. This review provides an update on the work being done in the area of IPv6 host mobility as discussed last November at IETF 67. Read more…

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E-mail Address Internationalisation

By Marcos Sanz

Shortly after the internationalised e-mail and extensions (IEE) BoF that was reported in the IETF Journal, Volume 1, Issue 2, a new working group in the Applications Area was formed called E-mail Address Internationalisation, or EAI. The WG, chaired by Xiaodong Lee and Harald Alvestrand, has met three times at IETF meetings and has held one interim meeting, in Beijing. Read more…

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Interactive Connectivity Establishment

By Jonathan Rosenberg, Cisco Systems

The Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) has seen widespread usage on the Internet for voice over IP (VoIP). It sets up, manages, and tears down billions of minutes of calls each year, and the number continues to rise. However, deployment of SIP has not been without its challenges. Perhaps most significant among those challenges is traversal through network address translator (NAT) and through firewall devices, which have become commonplace on the Internet and within private IP networks. Read more…

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IASA/IAOC Update

Leslie DaigleBy Lucy Lynch and Ed Juskevicius

The Internet Administrative Oversight Committee (IAOC) met for two days in January to review IETF Administrative Support Activity’s (IASA’s) progress during 2006, to establish goals for 2007, and to begin planning for the transition of IAOC members in March 2007. As much as half of the current IAOC membership may change after the next IETF meeting, scheduled for March 2007 in Prague. Steve Crocker and I will both be stepping down, Jonne Soininen’s two-year term as a NomCom appointee is up, Brian Carpenter will not be re-upping as IETF Chair, and Leslie Daigle’s position as Internet Architecture Board (IAB) chair is subject to change after new IAB members are seated in Prague. Read more…

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IETF 67 IRTF Report

IETF66 PlenaryBy Aaron Falk, IRTF Chair

During the Technical Plenary at IETF 67, Aaron Falk, chair of the Internet Research Task Force (IRTF), reported on the status of all currently active Internet research groups (RGs). Highlights of several are described here.

Delay-Tolerant Networking Research Group (dtnrg)
Thirteen drafts are currently active within the DTN RG, with the DTN Architecture document in the process of being finalised. The research group met during IETF 67 and conducted an interoperability test to test the following: Read more…

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Recent IESG Document and Protocol Actions

Listing of recent IESG Document and Protocol Actions Read more…

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Calendar

IETF 68
18 – 23 March 2007
Host: NeuStar
Location: Prague, Czech Republic

IETF 69
22 – 27 July 2007
Host: Motorla
Location: Chicago, IL, US

IETF 70
2 – 7 December 2007
Host: TBD
Location: America/Asia

IETF 71
9 – 14 March 2008
Host: TBD
Location: North America (Provisional)

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