IAB (9)

The Internet Architecture Board (IAB) is a committee of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)

The Liaison Oversight Program focuses on the liaison relationships between the IETF and other SDOs, as well as IETF documents and processes relating to those liaison relationships.

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The purpose of this program is to provide a focus for the IAB’s responsibility to manage the RFC Editor function, including the RSE.


The Program’s main focus is on:

  • Oversight of the RFC Series
  • Assisting the RSE in policy matters as needed
  • Oversight of the RSE

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The IETF Protocol Registries Oversight Committee (IPROC) is an IAB program, as well as subcommittee of the IETF Administrative Oversight Committee (IAOC).

The primary focus of the IPROC is oversight of operations related to processing IETF protocol parameter requests. 

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Through the ECRIT and GEOPRIV Working Groups, the IETF has for many years been actively engaged in standardization work relating to “next generation” (IP-based) emergency services.  

Work in the IETF and other areas has exposed the general topic of Internationalization (i18n) as a very complex one,

The IP Stack Evolution program covers various topics in the evolution of IPv4 and IPv6, the transport protocols running over IP, and the overall protocol stack architecture.

The Names and Identifiers Program covers various topics concerning naming and resolution. As RFC 6055 points out, the DNS is not the only way that naming and resolution happens.

The IAB Privacy and Security Program is a successor to its previous Security and Privacy programs. 

It provides a forum to develop, synthesize and promote security and privacy guidance within the Internet technical standards community.  

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The Internet Architecture Board (IAB) welcomes the efforts of the FCC to  simplify its procedures and to accelerate the verification processes  associated with Radio Frequency devices.