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STANDARD INTERNET PROTOCOL [rfc 760] January 1980
- In general,
an implementation should be conservative in its sending behavior, and liberal
in its receiving behavior
Internet Standards Process [rfc 1310] March 1992
- The Internet
Activities Board (IAB) is the primary coordinating committee for Internet
design, engineering, and management.
- The IAB has
delegated to its Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) the primary responsibility
for the development and review of potential Internet Standards from all
- The IETF forms
Working Groups to pursue specific technical issues, frequently resulting
in the development of one or more specifications that are proposed for
adoption as Internet Standards.
- Final decisions
on Internet standardization are made by the IAB, based upon recommendations
from the Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG), the leadership body
of the IETF.
- IETF Working
Groups are organized into areas, and each area is coordinated by an Area
Director. The Area Directors and the IETF Chairman are included in the
- Any member of
the Internet community with the time and interest is urged to attend IETF
meetings and to participate actively in one or more IETF Working Groups.
is by individual technical contributors, rather than formal representatives
- The process
works because the IETF Working Groups display a spirit of cooperation as
well as a high degree of technical maturity; most IETF members agree that
the greatest benefit for all members of the Internet community results
from cooperative development of technically superior protocols and services.
Internet Standards Process -- Revision 2 [rfc 1602] March 1994
- Internet standardization
is an organized activity of the Internet Society (ISOC).
- The ISOC is
a professional society that is concerned with the growth and evolution
of the worldwide Internet, with the way in which the Internet is and can
be used, and with the social, political, and technical issues that arise
as a result.
Tao of IETF [rfc 1718] November 1994
- After the Internet
Society (ISOC) was formed in January, 1992, the IAB proposed to ISOC that
the IAB's activities should take place under the auspices of the Internet
- During INET92
in Kobe, Japan, the ISOC Trustees approved a new charter for the IAB to
reflect the proposed relationship.
Internet Standards Process -- Revision 3 [rfc 2026] October 1996
- The Internet
Standards process is an activity of the Internet Society that is organized
and managed on behalf of the Internet community by the Internet Architecture
Board (IAB) and the Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).
Remember IANA [rfc 2468] October 17, 1998
- Jon was a founding
member of the Internet Architecture Board and served continuously from
its founding to the present. He was the FIRST individual member of the
- […] Jon loved
Internet is for Everyone [rfc 3271] April 2002
- The Internet
is for everyone
- I hope Internauts
everywhere will join with the Internet Society and like-minded organizations
to achieve this, easily stated but hard to attain goal.
- As we pass the
milestone of the beginning of the third millennium, what better theme could
we possibly ask for than making the Internet the medium of this new millennium?
- Internet IS
for everyone - but it won't be unless WE make it so.
Brief History of the Internet
- The growth in
the commercial sector brought with it increased concern regarding the standards
- Starting in
the early 1980's and continuing to this day, the Internet grew beyond its
primarily research roots to include both a broad user community and increased
commercial activity. Increased attention was paid to making the process
open and fair.
- This coupled
with a recognized need for community support of the Internet eventually
led to the formation of the Internet Society in 1991, under the auspices
of Kahn's Corporation for National Research Initiatives (CNRI) and the
leadership of Cerf, then with CNRI.
- In 1992, yet
another reorganization took place. In 1992, the Internet Activities Board
was re-organized and re-named the Internet Architecture Board operating
under the auspices of the Internet Society.
- A more "peer"
relationship was defined between the new IAB and IESG, with the IETF and
IESG taking a larger responsibility for the approval of standards.
a cooperative and mutually supportive relationship was formed between the
IAB, IETF, and Internet Society, with the Internet Society taking on as
a goal the provision of service and other measures which would facilitate
the work of the IETF.
and ISOC A bit of history
- In contemplation
of the need for a mechanism for aggregating funding from many sources,
it was proposed to form an Internet Society and to use its resources, in
part, to provide funds in support of IETF.
- The plan was
for the Society to engage in a variety of activities including conferences,
workshops, and raise funds from industry and other institutional sources.
It does so on an international basis, and acts as a neutral and internationally
recognized body, devoted to the support of Internet administrative infrastructure,
including, for example, IAB, IETF, IRTF and IANA. Ideas for the formation
of this organization were discussed in IAB and IETF meetings early in 1991
and plans were announced at the INET Conference in June 1991 in Copenhagen.
- The Internet
Society was officially formed in January 1992. In June, 1992, at the annual
meeting of the Internet Society, INET'92, in Kobe, Japan, the Internet
Activities Board proposed to associate its activities with ISOC and was
renamed the Internet Architecture Board.
the IETF and its sister organization, the Internet Research Task Force,
had been considered two arms of the IAB.