Re: [secdir] ADs and directorates

Leif Johansson <leifj@sunet.se> Tue, 05 March 2013 01:07 UTC

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Subject: Re: [secdir] ADs and directorates
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On 03/04/2013 06:26 PM, Stephen Farrell wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I'm sure some of you are following the discussion on
> the IETF discuss list about the transport area and
> the difficulty in finding an AD for that. (Thread
> starts at [1]).
>
> Some people are asking things like "could directorates
> help reduce the time commitment of ADs" and of course
> secdir are the poster-child good directorate (thanks
> again!) so Sean and I would like to get your opinions
> about that, as it might relate to secdir, at the lunch
> next week. (Or via mail if you won't be there.)
>
> Just as an example, some people are suggesting that
> directorates might take on more of the AD role, so
> for secdir, do you think that's crazy, worth-a-look,
> a really good idea, or something else?
That actually sounds a bit crazy to me. The AD role is mainly
a leadership role which makes it really had to split 20 odd
ways :-)

I would imagine that synchronizing between 2-3 ADs pose enough
of a challenge as it is.
>
> We're not proposing to actually do anything right
> now, but it'd be good if Sean and I knew what you
> folks think about such suggestions as they relate
> to the security area.
>
> Your more general thoughts would of course also be
> useful, but are probably better sent to the IETF
> discussion list.
>
> Thanks,
> S.
>
> [1] http://www.ietf.org/mail-archive/web/ietf/current/msg77418.html
>