IPv6 Maintenance (6man)

WG Name IPv6 Maintenance
Acronym 6man
Area Internet Area (int)
State Active
Charter charter-ietf-6man-04 Approved
Personnel Chairs Bob Hinden
Ole Troan
Area Director Brian Haberman
Mailing list Addressipv6@ietf.org
To subscribehttps://www.ietf.org/mailman/listinfo/ipv6
Jabber chat Room address xmpp://6man@jabber.ietf.org
Logs https://jabber.ietf.org/logs/6man/

Charter for Working Group

The 6man working group is responsible for the maintenance, upkeep, and
advancement of the IPv6 protocol specifications and addressing
architecture. It is not chartered to develop major changes or additions
to the IPv6 specifications. The working group will address protocol
limitations/issues discovered during deployment and operation. It will
also serve as a venue for discussing the proper location for working on
IPv6-related issues within the IETF.

6man is the design authority for extensions and modifications to the
IPv6 protocol. The working group may, at its discretion, review any
document produced in another working group that extends or modifies the
IPv6 protocol and, in consultation with the responsible ADs of both
working groups, may recommend to the IESG that 6man working group
consensus is needed before any of those documents can progress for


Date Milestone
Jul 2015 Plan for advancing core IPv6 core specifications to Internet Standard
Mar 2014 Develop approaches for IPv6 Extension Headers (Hop-by-Hop and Destination)
Mar 2014 Develop approach for IPv6 Fragmentation
Done Resolve open issues with "U/G" bits in Interface Identifiers
Done Determine way forward for ULA-C specification
Done Submit PPP Compression Negotiation specification to IESG as a Proposed Standard
Done Submit RH0 Deprecation specification to IESG as a Proposed Standard