Agenda NPPAC Aug 30, 1999 --- Chicago O'Hare Hilton ======================================================



Anticipated absences: Doug Van Houweling, Ira Fuchs, and Greg Jackson


(Note: Supporting materials for items 2 and 3 are now available at



Breakfast Available at 7:30 am



1. Opening Comments - Jim [8:00 - 8:15 am]

a. Review agenda

b. Capture additional items for Updates and Matters Arising



2. Abilene CoU - Terry [8:15 - 10:00 am]


Purpose: Reach a decision on revisions to the Abilene CoU to

permit broader use. A staff recommendation can be found on the

web site noted above. The current Abilene CoU can be found at


Other relevant materials you might wish to consult for this

discussion include the UCAID Bylaws --


information on Regular Membership --


information on Affiliate Membership --


and information on Corporate Membership --


Key NPPAC decisions include:


o Should the proposed revisions, or a form thereof, be adopted?


o What are the political issues or consequences? How should

they be addressed?


o Can secondaries connect at gigapops and/or members and/or each



o Should secondaries be registered/notified?


o Should changes be made to the basic CoU matrix of permissions?

In particular, should all .edu <---> .com traffic be permitted?



Break [10:00 - 10:30 am]



3. Strategic Planning I - The next 18 months - Ken

[10:30 am - 12:00 noon]


Purpose: Inform on status and seek confirmation of directions.

Description: A draft I2 self-assessment tool can be found on the

web site. It has been advanced for two purposes: to clarify the

I2 agenda and to provide priorities for I2 activities. Issues



o Does this tool achieve the goals?


o How should evaluations be done?


o Is a member self-assessment tool appropriate? (Note recent NSF



o ...



Lunch [12:00 noon - 12:30 pm]



4. Strategic Planning II - Long Term [12:30 - 1:45 pm]

Purpose: Step back and assess the path of I2 to date and formulate

long-term plans.

Description: It is almost three years since the October 1, 1996,

Internet 2 formation meeting at Ohare. The project is different

than was first envisioned in substantive ways. There have been a

lot of changes in the external world and in the I2 role. Key

questions include:


o Are we doing the right things? In the right way?


o What should our national role be?


o Is our international position appropriate?


o The project was conceived as a 5 year effort. Should an exit

strategy be developed?


o How can working groups be made more successful?



Break [1:45 - 2:00 p.m.]



5. Updates and General Discussion [2:00 - 3:00 p.m.]

Purpose: Inform NPPAC on some tactical issues and seek advice.

Description: Various topics, including:


o Regular Communications -- Ken


o International -- Heather


o Abilene -- Terry and Guy


o QoS Testbed -- Guy


o Meetings and Conferences -- Update -- ?


o Middleware -- Ken


o Staffing -- Programmatics and asking campuses -- Ken


o Government Relations and NSF Directions -- Heather



6. Wrapup Comments - Jim [3:00 - 3:30 p.m.]


a. Next meeting

- When

. Monday, October 11 at the member meeting in Seattle

. Monday, November 29 in Chicago (?)

- Likely agenda items


b. Plus/delta