[ih] Query: When did the IETF change to "everyone can come"?

David L. Mills mills at udel.edu
Mon Dec 4 11:05:03 PST 2006


As chair of both GADS and INARC, I can confirm your recollections. The 
split which created the IETF was created circa 1985 with Phil Gross as 
its first chair. The mission plan then was for INARC to continue and 
expand the GADS research area and for the IETF to take charge of the 
messy protocol engineering and deployment issues.


Noel Chiappa wrote:
>     > From: jnc at mercury.lcs.mit.edu (Noel Chiappa)
>     > even before it became the IETF.
>     > (It was the Internet Architecture Task Force before that ..)
> Ooops, memory error. (Never rely on memory!) It was the "Gateway Algorithms
> and Data Structures", before it was split into InEng (IETF) and InArc. InArc
> died out, and I think the IRTF was created later (IIRC, which I probably
> don't :-).
> 	Noel

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