Finding and Using Geofeed Data
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From: The IESG <email@example.com> To: IETF-Announce <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: The IESG <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com Subject: Protocol Action: 'Finding and Using Geofeed Data' to Proposed Standard (draft-ietf-opsawg-finding-geofeeds-17.txt) The IESG has approved the following document: - 'Finding and Using Geofeed Data' (draft-ietf-opsawg-finding-geofeeds-17.txt) as Proposed Standard This document is the product of the Operations and Management Area Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Warren Kumari and Robert Wilton. A URL of this Internet Draft is: https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-ietf-opsawg-finding-geofeeds/
Technical Summary Providers of Internet content and other services may wish to customize those services based on the geographic location of the user of the service. This is often done using the source IP address used to contact the service. Also, infrastructure and other services might wish to publish the locale of their services. [RFC8805] defines geofeed, a syntax to associate geographic locales with IP addresses. But it does not specify how to find the relevant geofeed data given an IP address. This document specifies how to augment the Routing Policy Specification Language (RPSL) [RFC4012] inetnum: class [INETNUM] to refer to geofeed data, and how to prudently use them. In all places inetnum: is used, inet6num: should also be assumed [INET6NUM]. Working Group Summary There seemed to be a reasonable amount of discussion during the WG phase, but nothing that seemed to be particular controversial or rough. Document Quality There are active discussions in one RIR to implement the proposed field in their deployed RPSL Whois. There are discussions commencing in another RIR. Commentary included an author of a third RPSL implementation. I would like to thank George, the doc shepherd for performing a diligent shepherd's review and writeup. Personnel The document Shepherd is George Michaelson. The responsible Area Director is Robert Wilton. IESG Note This document defines a "remarks: Geofeed" attribute until a new "geofeed:" attribute in the inetnum: class can be defined. The authors are actively working with the relevant parties to get the geofeed: attribute defined aligning with the specification defined in this document.