Datatracker States and Annotations for the IAB, IRTF, and Independent Submission Streams
RFC 6322

Document Type RFC - Informational (July 2011; No errata)
Was draft-hoffman-alt-streams-tracker (individual in gen area)
Author Paul Hoffman 
Last updated 2015-10-14
Replaces draft-ietf-proto-iab-irtf-tracker-ext
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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                        P. Hoffman
Request for Comments: 6322                                VPN Consortium
Category: Informational                                        July 2011
ISSN: 2070-1721

                 Datatracker States and Annotations for
           the IAB, IRTF, and Independent Submission Streams


   This document describes extending the IETF Datatracker to capture and
   display the progression of Internet-Drafts that are intended to be
   published as RFCs by the IAB, IRTF, or Independent Submissions
   Editor.  The states and annotations that are to be added to the
   Datatracker will be applied to Internet-Drafts as soon as any of
   these streams identify the Internet-Draft as a potential eventual
   RFC, and will continue through the lifetime of the Internet-Draft.
   The goal of adding this information to the Datatracker is to give the
   whole Internet community more information about the status of these
   Internet-Drafts and the streams from which they originate.

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 Engineering Task Force
   (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has
   received public review and has been approved for publication by the
   Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).  Not all documents
   approved by the IESG are 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

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1.  Introduction

   As described in Section 5 of [RFC4844], there are currently four
   streams that feed into the RFC publication process: the IETF document
   stream, the Internet Architecture Board (IAB) document stream, the
   Internet Research Task Force (IRTF) document stream, and the
   Independent Submissions stream that is administered by the
   Independent Submissions Editor (ISE).  Each of these streams consist
   of Internet-Drafts (often abbreviated "I-Ds") that have been
   identified by an organization or role as being part of their stream.
   Each stream maintainer progresses documents towards RFC publication
   in its own fashion.  A document can only be in one stream at a time.

   In recent years, there has been a desire by IETF participants and
   others to see more of the process used by each stream.  For example,
   some people want to know how close the IAB is to finishing a
   particular document; IETF participants might want to know the
   progress of IRTF research documents that are in areas related to
   their engineering work; people who have asked for the ISE to publish

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   their document want to track its progress.  If the IETF Datatracker
   ("tracker") has more information about each stream's states, this
   information is much more easily accessible.

   In this document, the term "IETF Datatracker" is used as a generic
   name for the existing tool used to track state changes as Internet-
   Drafts are processed.  The word "IETF" in the name "IETF Datatracker"
   is not meant to limit use of the tool to the IETF document stream;
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