Black_David | 15 May 01:29 2009

Storm WG: Progress update

Progress is being made on the proposed storm WG - I plan to
post a new version of the proposed charter next week.  There
have been a few minor changes:
- The new iSCSI features work needs to include appropriate
	updates to the iSCSI MIB.
- Similarly, deprecating iFCP Address Translation mode
	will need to include an update to the iFCP MIB.
- It's useful to reference RFC 3723 for security and state
	that changes are not planned.

This is also a good time to remind people to subscribe to the
storm <at> ietf.org mailing list.  Once the WG is formed, cross-posting
to the other mailing lists will cease.  To subscribe, please
visit: https://www.ietf.org/mailman/listinfo/storm .  Also,
this is another reminder that the rddp <at> ietf.org list will be
shut down in favor of the storm <at> ietf.org mailing list in the
near future.

In addition, I've run into a minor hiccup involving access to
T10 (SCSI) and T11 (Fibre Channel) standards documents.  The
INCITS access rules changed recently to prohibit general
public access to final drafts of approved standards (access is
available to anyone whose company belongs to T10 or T11).  This
is not as big a problem as it might appear, because our primary
need in IETF is access to working drafts that remain publicly
accessible.

An important specific example is that part of the iSCSI update
work to SAM-4 is to specify a number of new task management
functions, including QUERY TASK.  It turns out that T10 has made
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Black_David | 27 May 17:15 2009

Access to T10 and T11 documents

Not too long ago, I wrote:

> In addition, I've run into a minor hiccup involving access to
> T10 (SCSI) and T11 (Fibre Channel) standards documents.  The
> INCITS access rules changed recently to prohibit general
> public access to final drafts of approved standards (access is
> available to anyone whose company belongs to T10 or T11).  This
> is not as big a problem as it might appear, because our primary
> need in IETF is access to working drafts that remain publicly
> accessible.
> 
> An important specific example is that part of the iSCSI update
> work to SAM-4 is to specify a number of new task management
> functions, including QUERY TASK.  It turns out that T10 has made
> a minor, but important, change to QUERY TASK in their ongoing
> SAM-5 work and hence the appropriate base document for this iSCSI
> work appears to be revision 1 of SAM-5, which is publicly
> accessible.  There are a number of other examples in which the
> current working draft of the standard is an appropriate reference
> document for the proposed storm WG work.
> 
> This should not be mistaken for a complete answer - some access
> will be needed to final drafts of standards (e.g., those referenced
> by RFCs that are to be updated).  A means for providing this
> access to IETF participants has been worked out with T10.  I
> expect the corresponding means to work with T11, but I need
> to finish double-checking that before explaining how it'll work.

So, here is the complete answer ...

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Black_David | 31 May 22:03 2009

STORM proposed charter - 31 May 2009 version

What I believe is the final draft of the proposed charter
for the STORM WG is attached; I've done a bunch of editing
and added the info about T10 and T11 doc access.  This is
about to go out for wider review.

Also, a reminder that STORM discussion will stop cc:'ing
other mailing lists soon.  If you're interested in STORM
work, please subscribe to the storm <at> ietf.org mailing list:
https://www.ietf.org/mailman/listinfo/storm

Finally - this is a near-final reminder that the rddp <at> ietf.org
mailing list will be closing soon - all discussion of RDDP
protocols will move to the storm <at> ietf.org mailing list.

Thanks,
--David
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Proposed Working Group: STORM (STORage Maintenance)
	Transport (TSV) Area
Proposed Charter (Draft of May 31, 2009)
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Chairs:
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