Report of the IAB Workshop on Internet Information Infrastructure, October 12-14, 1994 (RFC1862)
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This document is a report on an Internet architecture workshop, initiated by the IAB and held at MCI on October 12-14, 1994. This workshop generally focused on aspects of the information infrastructure on the Internet.
Network Working Group M. McCahill
Request For Comments: 1862 University of Minnesota
Category: Informational J. Romkey, Editor
University of Colorado
Bunyip Information Systems, Inc.
Report of the IAB Workshop on Internet Information Infrastructure,
October 12-14, 1994
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This document is a report on an Internet architecture workshop,
initiated by the IAB and held at MCI on October 12-14, 1994. This
workshop generally focused on aspects of the information
infrastructure on the Internet.
The Internet Architecture Board (IAB) holds occasional workshops
designed to consider long-term issues and strategies for the
Internet, and to suggest future directions for the Internet
architecture. This long-term planning function of the IAB is
complementary to the ongoing engineering efforts performed by working
groups of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), under the
leadership of the Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG) and area
An IAB-initiated workshop on the architecture of the "information
infrastructure" of the Internet was held on October 12-14, 1994 at
MCI in Tysons Corner, Virginia.
In addition to the IAB members, attendees at this meeting included
the IESG Area Directors for the relevant areas (Applications, User
Services) and a group of other experts in the following areas:
gopher, the World Wide Web, naming, WAIS, searching, indexing, and
library services. The IAB explicitly tried to balance the number of
attendees from each area of expertise. Logistics limited the
attendance to about 35, which unfortunately meant that many highly
qualified experts were omitted from the invitation list.
The objectives of the workshop were to explore the architecture of
"information" applications on the Internet, to provide the IESG with
a solid set of recommendations for further work, and to provide a
place for communication between the communities of people associated
with the lower and upper layers of the Internet protocol suite, as
well as allow experience to be exchanged betw...