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The Internet Architecture Board (IAB) is "a committee of the "Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and an advisory body of the "Internet Society (ISOC). Its responsibilities include architectural oversight of IETF activities, Internet Standards Process oversight and appeal, and the appointment of the "Request for Comments (RFC) Editor. The IAB is also responsible for the management of the IETF protocol parameter registries."[1]

The body which eventually became the IAB was created originally by the "United States Department of Defense's "Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency with the name Internet Configuration Control Board during 1979; it eventually became the Internet Advisory Board during September, 1984, and then the Internet Activities Board during May, 1986 (the name was changed, while keeping the same acronym). It finally became the Internet Architecture Board, under "ISOC, during January, 1992, as part of the Internet's transition from a U.S.-government entity to an international, public entity.

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Activities[edit]

The IAB's current responsibilities include:

RFC1087 - Ethics and the Internet[edit]

The IAB's 1989 RFC "Ethics and the Internet" strongly endorses the view of the Division Advisory Panel of the National Science Foundation Division of Network, Communications, Research and Infrastructure which, in paraphrase, characterized as unethical and unacceptable any activity which purposely:[2]

Chairs[edit]

The following people have served as chair of the IAB:[3]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.iab.org/about/
  2. ^ "RFC1087 - Ethics and the Internet". Retrieved 2010-10-26. 
  3. ^ "History page from the IAB website". Retrieved 2011-11-11. 

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