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

Mary Barnes <> Mon, 20 April 2020 20:14 UTC

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From: Mary Barnes <>
Date: Mon, 20 Apr 2020 15:13:57 -0500
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Thanks - I hadn't followed Toeless' thread where he encountered the problem
that triggered his email.

Just to make sure I understand - the architecture-discuss list is intended
only for topics that the IAB deems of interest specifically to the IAB and
NOT a general community list to discuss things related to the Internet
architecture.  Is that correct?   If so, then it does seem we need a list
where folks can have discussion of technical topics that aren't necessarily
related to work IAB is doing.   I know we've discussed in the past that the
IETF discussion list is most suitable for those discussions but I think
most would agree that the list has a whole lot more discussion of how we do
non-technical things than technical (I would guess 90/10 for the most
part).   I think many don't pay near the attention to the list that they
might if it were technical discussions - for example, I subscribe to that
list using my general email that I use for not real work.

So, one question I would have then, is whether it's thus only appropriate
for someone in the community to post to architecture-discuss if they are
asking specific questions on current IAB activities and documents?


On Mon, Apr 20, 2020 at 2:52 PM Melinda Shore <>

> On 4/20/20 11:49 AM, Mary Barnes wrote:
> > 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.
> Right, but I think it's clear that it's not every technical
> discussion, which circles back around to Toerless's argument.
> Melinda