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CIDR Deployment (cidrd)
(concluded WG)

Note: The data for concluded WGs is occasionally incorrect.
Name: CIDR Deployment
Area:Operations and Management Area (ops)
State: Concluded
Charter: charter-ietf-cidrd-01 (Approved)
Chairs: Vince Fuller <>
Tony Li <>
Area Director: Scott Bradner <>
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Charter for Working Group

The CIDR Deployment Working Group will be a forum for
coordinating the deployment, engineering, and operation of classless
routing protocols and procedures in the global Internet. This activity
will include, but not be limited to:

- Deployment of CIDR addressing and routing in the global Internet.
Will include coordination of deployment of new exterior routing
protocols, such as BGP4, which support CIDR.

- Develop mechanisms and procedures for sharing operational
information to aim the operation.

- Development of procedures, policies, and mechanisms to improve
the utilization efficiency of the IPv4 address space.

- Work on longer-term strategies for hierarchical, CIDR-based
addressing and routing. Examples include class A subnetting and
provider block sub-allocation along geographical/topological
boundaries as is done for and in Europe.

Initially, this working group will be simply the reincarnation of the
BGP Deployment Working Group under a new name.


Establish final charter, goals, and long-term group agenda.
Mar 1994
Provide forum for discussion of initial CIDR/BGP4 deployment on the global Internet.
Mar 1994
Work on inter-provider coordination of routing in the CIDR environment.
Apr 1994
Publish initial guideline document on CIDR allocation procedures (work in progress).
Apr 1994
Start work on document of inter-provider routing coordination.
Apr 1994
Begin work on document of aggregation guidelines.
Apr 1994
Publish guidelines for usage of variable-length subnetting.
Jul 1994
Begin work on document for long-term CIDR use, including subnetting of class As.