Re: Remote Participation for IETF 95: Meetecho Details

Alexandre Petrescu <> Thu, 31 March 2016 06:12 UTC

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Subject: Re: Remote Participation for IETF 95: Meetecho Details
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Dear IETF Secretariat,

Tools for remote participation are very necessary - thank you.

But I have one comment:

Le 30/03/2016 22:22, IETF Secretariat a écrit :
> You may use Meetecho to participate in or just observe any session
> being held in Buenos Aires. Here are the requirements and details.
> 1. Individuals are required to register for the meeting to observe or
> participate via Meetecho. - Individuals are required to enter
> registration I.D and name when logging into a session via Meetecho -
> The name must match that used to register for the meeting - Please
> register even if you are participating as part of remote hub - There
> is no cost to register as a remote attendee. Register
> here:
> 2. Participation includes the ability to transmit audio and video via
> the Meetecho virtual queue. - The virtual queue permits remote
> attendees to share audio and video if they choose, see here for more
> information:

thanks, this is new and specific to IETF.

> - Anyone who thinks they may want to participate by transmitting
> audio / video should perform the Meetecho self-test prior to the
> start of the session:

That URL seems to be working only starting Saturday, it does not work 
now.  This self-test should not be announced now, unless it works now.

Second, the remote attendees should have a means to self-test even if
they just want to listen (not necessarily transmit audio/video).
Because, even if the in-browser webrtc tools claim there is nothing to 
install sometimes there is the browser itself, or the java to install or 
some plugins to approve.  In enterprise environments often these actions 
are blocked by security policy.  Because of that one needs time in 
advance to test and obtain derrogation.  Especially for session of 
Monday morning 9am.  Not everybody works during weekends, especially if 
remote (not at IETF).

Meetecho is a new tool for many non-IETFers and one doesnt want them go
to their other preferred tools just because of this simple self-test matter.


> 3. WG Chairs will control the virtual queue, unmuting and muting of
> remote participants
> 4. The agenda for the WG sessions, as well as more detail on how to
> use Meetecho to participate, can be found here: