Internet Architecture Board

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The Internet Architecture Board ( IAB ) is a committee that maintains an architectural overview of the standardization activities of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and supports the ISOC in an advisory capacity. The IAB is responsible for “keeping an eye” on the architectural development of the Internet and therefore monitors various activities of the IETF . The IAB is particularly interested in the long-term architectural development of the Internet and shares its findings or concerns. If, for example, a new working group is to be established within the IETF, the IAB will review its charter. The IAB also oversees the standardization process, appoints and oversees the RFC Editor, and is responsible for managing the assignment of protocol parameter values by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA). The chairman has been Andrew Sullivan since March 2015.

The IAB supports and organizes the Internet Research Task Force and invites you to work meetings (IAB workshops) that deal with certain architectural topics of the Internet in more detail. The results of the workshop are made available to the IETF and mostly published as an RFC . The IAB makes its recommendations to the IETF and the Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG). The IAB also has the following tasks:

  • Approved NomCom's IESG elections
  • Accepts and reviews complaints about IESG actions
  • Approved the appointment of the IANA
  • Oversees links with other standardization bodies

Web links

  • - Official website of the IAB (English)
  • RFC 1087 - Ethics and the Internet
  • RFC 2850 - Charter of the Internet Architecture Board (IAB)
  • RFC 3777 - IAB and IESG Selection, Confirmation, and Recall Process: Operation of the Nominating and Recall Committees
  • RFC 3869 - IAB Concerns and Recommendations Regarding Internet Research and Evolution