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Updates to RFC 2418 Regarding the Management of IETF Mailing Lists (RFC3934)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000032064D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Oct-22
Document File: 6 page(s) / 9K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

M. Wasserman: AUTHOR

Abstract

This document is an update to RFC 2418 that gives WG chairs explicit responsibility for managing WG mailing lists. In particular, it gives WG chairs the authority to temporarily suspend the mailing list posting privileges of disruptive individuals.

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Network Working Group                                       M. Wasserman

Request for Comments: 3934                                    ThingMagic

Updates: 2418                                               October 2004

BCP: 94

Category: Best Current Practice

   Updates to RFC 2418 Regarding the Management of IETF Mailing Lists

Status of this Memo

   This document specifies an Internet Best Current Practices for the

   Internet Community, and requests discussion and suggestions for

   improvements.  Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2004).

Abstract

   This document is an update to RFC 2418 that gives WG chairs explicit

   responsibility for managing WG mailing lists.  In particular, it

   gives WG chairs the authority to temporarily suspend the mailing list

   posting privileges of disruptive individuals.

Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  2

   2.  Specific Changes to RFC 2418 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  2

   3.  Security Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3

   4.  Acknowledgements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3

   5.  References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3

       5.1.  Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3

       5.2.  Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3

   6.  Author's Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4

   7.  Full Copyright Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5

Wasserman                Best Current Practice                  [Page 1]

RFC 3934             Mailing List Management Update         October 2004

1.  Introduction

   As written, RFC 2418 [RFC2418] gives WG chairs more authority to

   manage face-to-face discussions than to manage mailing list

   discussions.  In face-to-face meetings, the WG chair has the

   authority "to refuse to grant the floor to any individual who is

   unprepared or otherwise covering inappropriate material, or who, in

   the opinion of the Chair, is disrupting the WG process."  However,

   RFC 2418 does not give the WG Chair the authority to suspend the

   mailing list posting privileges of an individual who is similarly

   disrupting WG mailing list discussions.  RFC 2418 explicitly requires

   full IESG approval for this action.

   This document is an update to RFC 2418, section 3.2.  It gives WG

   chairs the authority to temporarily suspend the posting privileges of

   disruptive individuals without IESG approval.

2.  Specific Changes to RFC 2418

   The following paragraphs supersede the last paragraph of RFC 2418,

   section 3.2:

   As in face-to-face sessions, occasionall...