The IEEE 802/IETF Relationship
RFC 7241

Document Type RFC - Informational (July 2014; Errata)
Obsoletes RFC 4441
Last updated 2014-07-21
Replaces draft-dawkins-iab-rfc4441rev
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Internet Architecture Board (IAB)                             S. Dawkins
Request for Comments: 7241                                        Huawei
Obsoletes: 4441                                                P. Thaler
Category: Informational                                         Broadcom
ISSN: 2070-1721                                             D. Romascanu
                                                                   AVAYA
                                                           B. Aboba, Ed.
                                                   Microsoft Corporation
                                                               July 2014

                     The IEEE 802/IETF Relationship

Abstract

   This document describes the standardization cooperation between
   Project 802 of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
   (IEEE) and the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF).  This document
   obsoletes RFC 4441.

   Note: This document was collaboratively developed by authors from
   both the IEEE 802 and IETF leadership and was reviewed and approved
   by the IEEE 802 Executive Committee prior to publication.

Status of This Memo

   This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is
   published for informational purposes.

   This document is a product of the Internet Architecture Board (IAB)
   and represents information that the IAB has deemed valuable to
   provide for permanent record.  It represents the consensus of the
   Internet Architecture Board (IAB).  Documents approved for
   publication by the IAB are not a candidate for any level of Internet
   Standard; see Section 2 of RFC 5741.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,
   and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at
   http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc7241.

Dawkins, et al.               Informational                     [Page 1]
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Copyright Notice

   Copyright (c) 2014 IETF Trust and the persons identified as the
   document authors.  All rights reserved.

   This document is subject to BCP 78 and the IETF Trust's Legal
   Provisions Relating to IETF Documents
   (http://trustee.ietf.org/license-info) in effect on the date of
   publication of this document.  Please review these documents
   carefully, as they describe your rights and restrictions with respect
   to this document.

Dawkins, et al.               Informational                     [Page 2]
RFC 7241               IEEE 802/IETF Relationship              July 2014

Table of Contents

   1. Introduction ....................................................4
      1.1. Why Cooperate? .............................................4
   2. Organization, Participation, and Membership .....................4
      2.1. IEEE 802 ...................................................5
      2.2. IETF .......................................................7
      2.3. Structural Differences .....................................8
      2.4. Cultural Differences .......................................9
      2.5. Mailing Lists .............................................11
   3. Document Access and Cross-Referencing ..........................12
      3.1. Access to IETF Documents ..................................12
      3.2. Access to IEEE 802 Standards ..............................12
      3.3. Access to IEEE 802 Working Group Drafts ...................12
      3.4. Cross-Referencing .........................................15
   4. Guidance on Cooperation ........................................16
      4.1. Exchange of Information about Work Items ..................16
      4.2. Document Review and Approval ..............................20
      4.3. Solicited Review Processes ................................23
   5. Liaison Managers and Liaison Statements ........................23
      5.1. Liaison Managers ..........................................24
      5.2. Liaison Statements ........................................24
   6. Protocol Parameter Allocation ..................................24
      6.1. IANA ......................................................24
      6.2. IEEE Registration Authority ...............................25
      6.3. IEEE 802 Registration at the Working Group Level ..........26
      6.4. Joint-Use Registries ......................................26
   7. Security Considerations ........................................26
   8. References .....................................................26
      8.1. Normative References ......................................26
      8.2. Informative References ....................................26
   9. Acknowledgments ................................................30
   10. IAB Members at the Time of Approval ...........................31
   11. IEEE 802 Executive Committee Members at the Time of Approval ..31
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