Internet DRAFT - draft-hardie-iaoc-iab-update
Network Working Group T. Hardie
Internet-Draft A. Sullivan
Updates: RFC4071 (if approved) Dyn
Intended status: Best Current Practice R. Housley
Expires: August 19, 2016 Vigil Security
February 18, 2016
Updating the ex officio member of the IAB in the IAOC
This document updates the way in which the ex officio member from the
IAB who serves on the IAOC is appointed in order to better match the
skills set out in RFC 4333.
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[RFC4071] describes the membership of the IAOC and assigns two roles
to the Internet Architecture Board: appointing a member from the
community and providing a member from the IAB. The ex officio member
provided by the IAB is currently required to be the IAB Chair.
[RFC4333] sets out selection guidelines for members of the IAOC.
This document proposes an update to RFC 4071 to allow a different IAB
member to serve, in order to better meet the criteria set out in RFC
2. Proposed change
This document proposes to allow the IAB to select from among its
members the individual who best matches the criteria set out in IAOC
member selection guidelines RFC 4333. This might be a different
person than the person best able to carry out the other duties of the
IAB Chair. Should it happen that the IAB Chair is also the best
person to serve on the IAOC, then the IAB Chair may serve; it is
simply no longer required.
The individual named by the IAB will serve a renewable one year term,
subject to the recall of the IAB by the same means the IAB chair is
removed (an affirmative vote of two-thirds of the IAB). All IAB
members are also subject to recall under the terms of [RFC3777].
Given the nature of the IAOC responsibilities, it is advantageous
that the appointment of an IAB member to the IAOC be approximately as
stable as the appointment of the IAB chair.
The resulting changes to RFC 4071 are:
In section 4, where the document on membership currently says "The
IAB Chair (ex officio);", we propose "An IAB member designated for a
3. Security Considerations
This document describes an administrative change rather than a
4. IANA Considerations
This document currently has no actions for IANA.
Olaf Kolkman was kind enough to review and provide suggestions to an
early version of this document. Lou Berger, Brian Carpenter, Leslie
Daigle, Martin Duerst, Bob Hinden, John Klensin, Mike St. Johns, and
Suzanne Woolf provided additional comments on version 1.
6.1. Normative References
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[RFC4071] Austein, R.Ed., and B. Wijnen, Ed., "Structure of the
IETF Administrative Support Activity (IASA)", BCP 101, RFC
4071, DOI 10.17487/RFC4071, April 2005, <http://www.rfc-
[RFC3777] Galvin, J., Ed., "IAB and IESG Selection, Confirmation,
and Recall Process: Operation of the Nominating and Recall
Committees", RFC 3777, DOI 10.17487/RFC3777, June 2004,
6.2. Informative References
[RFC4333] Huston, G.Ed., and B. Wijnen, Ed., "The IETF
Administrative Oversight Committee (IAOC) Member Selection
Guidelines and Process", BCP 113, RFC 4333, DOI 10.17487/
RFC4333, December 2005, <http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/
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