Report from the IAB Workshop on Internet Technology Adoption and Transition (ITAT)
RFC 7305

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Internet Architecture Board (IAB)                           E. Lear, Ed.
Request for Comments: 7305                                     July 2014
Category: Informational
ISSN: 2070-1721

                      Report from the IAB Workshop
         on Internet Technology Adoption and Transition (ITAT)

Abstract

   This document provides an overview of a workshop held by the Internet
   Architecture Board (IAB) on Internet Technology Adoption and
   Transition (ITAT).  The workshop was hosted by the University of
   Cambridge on December 4th and 5th of 2013 in Cambridge, UK.  The goal
   of the workshop was to facilitate adoption of Internet protocols,
   through examination of a variety of economic models, with particular
   emphasis at the waist of the hourglass (e.g., the middle of the
   protocol stack).  This report summarizes contributions and
   discussions.  As the topics were wide ranging, there is no single set
   of recommendations for IETF participants to pursue at this time.
   Instead, in the classic sense of early research, the workshop noted
   areas that deserve further exploration.

   Note that this document is a report on the proceedings of the
   workshop.  The views and positions documented in this report are
   those of the workshop participants and do not necessarily reflect IAB
   views and positions.

Status of This Memo

   This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is
   published for informational purposes.

   This document is a product of the Internet Architecture Board (IAB)
   and represents information that the IAB has deemed valuable to
   provide for permanent record.  It represents the consensus of the
   Internet Architecture Board (IAB).  Documents approved for
   publication by the IAB are not a candidate for any level of Internet
   Standard; see Section 2 of RFC 5741.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,
   and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at
   http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc7305.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     1.1.  Organization of This Report . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   2.  Motivations and Review of Existing Work . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   3.  Economics of Protocol Adoption  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     3.1.  When can bundling help adoption of network
           technologies or services? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     3.2.  Internet Protocol Adoption: Learning from Bitcoin . . . .   7
     3.3.  Long term strategy for a successful deployment of
           DNSSEC - on all levels  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     3.4.  Framework for analyzing feasibility of Internet
           protocols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     3.5.  Best Effort Service as a Deployment Success Factor  . . .   9
   4.  Innovative / Out-There Models . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     4.1.  On the Complexity of Designed Systems (and its effect
           on protocol deployment) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     4.2.  Managing Diversity to Manage Technological
           Transition  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     4.3.  On Economic Models of Network Technology Adoption,
           Design, and Viability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
   5.  Making Standards Better . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
     5.1.  Standards: a love/hate relationship with patents  . . . .  11
     5.2.  Bridge Networking Research and Internet
           Standardization: Case Study on Mobile Traffic
           Offloading and IPv6 Transition Technologies . . . . . . .  11
     5.3.  An Internet Architecture for the Challenged . . . . . . .  12
   6.  Other Challenges and Approaches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
     6.1.  Resilience of the commons: routing security . . . . . . .  12
     6.2.  Getting to the Next Version of TLS  . . . . . . . . . . .  13
   7.  Outcomes  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
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