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Report of the IAB Workshop on Internet Information Infrastructure, October 12-14, 1994 (RFC1862)

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Original Publication Date: 1995-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13
Document File: 22 page(s) / 58K

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M. McCahill: AUTHOR [+6]

Abstract

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.

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Network Working Group M. McCahill

Request For Comments: 1862 University of Minnesota

Category: Informational J. Romkey, Editor

M. Schwartz

University of Colorado

K. Sollins

MIT

T. Verschuren

SURFnet

C. Weider

Bunyip Information Systems, Inc.

November 1995

Report of the IAB Workshop on Internet Information Infrastructure,

October 12-14, 1994

Status of this Memo

This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo

does not specify an Internet standard of any kind. Distribution of

this memo is unlimited.

Abstract

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.

1. Introduction

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

directorates.

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 a...