[dns-operations] Live-streaming the Root Zone Key-Signing Key Ceremony 22

Warren Kumari warren at kumari.net
Thu Aug 13 15:15:24 UTC 2015

On Wed, Aug 12, 2015 at 11:23 PM, Kim Davies <kim.davies at icann.org> wrote:
> Hi,
>>>> The approach we took back during the DURZ era was to send progress updates
>>>> regularly (to tens of thousands of list subscribers) for reasons of operational
>>>> relevance, but then to invite people to join a specific announcement list for
>>>> future, more routine ceremonies.
>> I'm on that list; the last pre-announcement was for KSK Ceremony 19,
>> last November, with 8 days notice.  There's no notice for Ceremony 20,
>> just an after-the-fact mail of the materials.  For 21, there was two
>> months notice.  For 22, one day's notice.
>> I've just checked the mailman list archives, in case messages went
>> astray.  Nope, I have them all.
>> So while the intent seems good, Warren and Matthew's points remain valid
>> as there was no advance notice this time and the behaviour is wildly
>> inconsistent.
> We are probably suffering a little bit from having too many lists. We maintain a different list, root-ksk-ceremony,

Ah. Well, there we go then... this seems to be *exactly* what I was
looking for -- seeing as there were a number of folk also kvetching
about the lack of announcements, I'm guessing other folk also didn't
know about this list...

For easy signup:
root-ksk-ceremony at icann.org

> and we sent 3-, 2- and 1-month notices for this coming ceremony there on May 13th, June 15th, and July 17th respectively.

Perfect. Thank you.

> For future ceremonies we will make a point to send these to root-dnssec-announce also, and if the members here want them sent to this list too as well we can do that also. I don’t want to flood operational or announcement lists with too many notifications, particularly for routine events like these, given there is probably a lot of overlap of membership and interest in it is likely fairly limited.

Yup - I think that those who care can subscribe to root-ksk-ceremony.
If you also send a "This is happening today / tomorrow" email, perhaps
jsut include a pointer to root-ksk-ceremony ?

> kim
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I don't think the execution is relevant when it was obviously a bad
idea in the first place.
This is like putting rabid weasels in your pants, and later expressing
regret at having chosen those particular rabid weasels and that pair
of pants.

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