Re: [arch-d] iesg: Re: Updates on IAB mailing lists

Mary Barnes <> Mon, 20 April 2020 19:49 UTC

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From: Mary Barnes <>
Date: Mon, 20 Apr 2020 14:49:19 -0500
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Subject: Re: [arch-d] iesg: Re: Updates on IAB mailing lists
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If the intent is that the list is specific to IAB activities (as I said in
my response, that wasn't the intent in the past), then you all should
update the description.  Personally, I think it's a handy list to have for
purely technical discussions as opposed to all the non-technical
discussions on the main IETF discussion list.

On Mon, Apr 20, 2020 at 2:43 PM Melinda Shore <>

> On 4/20/20 10:44 AM, Toerless Eckert wrote:
> >    1. It is called, not
> Note that hosts a number of mailing lists that are not
> "official" IETF activities.  You can find a list of all IETF
> mailing lists at  The
> main reason we have so many mailing lists is to group things which
> are like and separate things which are not like, to keep discussions
> manageable.  architecture-discuss exists to support the activities of
> the IAB.  Presumably a discussion of homenet architecture would
> not be welcome on architecture-discuss.
> It seems to me that it makes more sense to request a new list for the
> discussions that you'd like to have than to repurpose an existing list
> over the objections of the list owners/managers/SAAs.
> Melinda
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