jun murai presentation

Report
ICANN
Root Name Server System Advisory Committee
March 2, 1999
SUNTEC Convention Center
Singapore
RSSAC
• Root Server System issues have been addressed
– in the Green Paper and White Paper process
– in the formation of ICANN.
• Root Server System Advisory Committee
(RSSAC)
– in ICANN bylaws
• JP left.
Meeting Summary of RSSAC
• March 2, 1999 10:00-15:00 @room208
• 15 participants
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Root server operators group
IETF/IAB
IEPG
IANA
Mike Roberts
Extract from ICANN Bylaws
• "(b) There shall be a DNS Root Server System Advisory Committee. The
initial chairman of the DNS Root Server System Advisory Committee shall
be appointed by the Board; subsequent chairs shall be elected by the
members of the DNS Root Server System Advisory Committee pursuant to
procedures adopted by the members. The responsibility of the Root Server
System Advisory Committee shall be to advise the Board about the
operation of the root name servers of the domain name system. The Root
Server System Advisory Committee should consider and provide advice on
the operational requirements of root name servers, including host
hardware capacities, operating systems and name server software versions,
network connectivity and physical environment. The Root Server System
Advisory Committee should examine and advise on the security aspects of
the root name server system. Further, the Root Server System Advisory
Committee should review the number, location, and distribution of root
name servers considering the total system performance, robustness, and
reliability."
Extracts from ICANN Bylaws
• To advise the Board about the operation of the root
name servers of the domain name system.
• To advise the Board on the operational requirements of
root name servers, including host hardware capacities,
operating systems and name server software versions,
network connectivity and physical environment.
• To examine and to advise on the security aspects of the
root name server system.
• To review the number, location, and distribution of root
name servers considering the total system performance,
robustness, and reliability.
Work Items
• To write technical procedures for operation of the primary root server
including procedures that permit modifications, additions or deletions to the
root zone file.
• To make the management of the root server system more robust and secure:
– Operational requirements of root name servers, including host hardware
capacities, operating system and name server software versions, network
connectivity, and physical environment.
– Examination of the security aspects of the root name server system and review
of the number, location, and distribution of root name servers considering the
total system performance, robustness, and reliability.
– Development of operational procedures for the root server system, including
formalization of contractual relationships under which root servers throughout
the world are operated.
• To design, develop, and test a plan for the possible expansion of the number
of gTLDs. The designed process should consider and take into account the
following:
– New gTLDs
– IPv6
Other Issues discussed
• Future Relationship with other groups
– IETF related WG
• RFC2010 revise
– ASO/DNSO/etc.
• Y2K problems
• Risk Management
Membership
• The ICANN Board is responsible for appointing
the initial chairman of the RSSAC, which it did at
its meeting of 1/17/99 by appointing Jun Murai.
• It is anticipated that the chairman will nominate
an initial slate of members for the RSSAC.
• It is not required that the committee have a
specific number of members, nor that the full
complement
of
members
be
appointed
immediately.
• Root ops, DNS, and Topology area technical
experts.
Schedules
• The second meeting of RSSAC
– During IETF/Minneapolis (March 15-19)
• Tentatively, on Tuesday, March 18.
• Expected initial output draft after the second
meeting
– Say, March 31, 1999(?)
• Mailing list:
– [email protected] (?)

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