REANNZ is conscious as its members grow in confidence and usage of KAREN, new collective challenges will continue to present themselves. REANNZ believes it is now appropriate to implement a more formal – and collaborative - process for tackling issues and proposals that affect KAREN: its usage, richness, reach, reliability, capacity and scalability.
REANNZ has introduced a KAREN request for comment (RFC) process KARENRFC S-0001-02: diagrams Image:KFlowd1.jpg, Image:KFlowd2a.jpg , modelled on the principles of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) RFC process and procedures. The first KARENRFC was the one that describes the process itself, and has been approved in a manner consistent with the process set out in it.
The KARENRFC process is a public collaborative mechanism, provided by REANNZ, to allow information, standards and policies effecting KAREN to be developed.
[There are currently no KARENRFC's open for comment]
As enforceable documents, approved and superseded RFCs are published on the KAREN website.