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IP Version 6 Working Group (ipv6)
(concluded WG)

Note: The data for concluded WGs is occasionally incorrect.
Group
Name: IP Version 6 Working Group
Acronym:ipv6
Area:Internet Area (int)
State: Concluded
Charter: charter-ietf-ipv6-01 (Approved)
Personnel
Chairs: Bob Hinden <bob.hinden@gmail.com>
Brian Haberman <brian@innovationslab.net>
Area Director: Jari Arkko <jari.arkko@ericsson.com>
Mailing List
Address:ipv6@ietf.org
To Subscribe:https://www1.ietf.org/mailman/listinfo/ipv6
Archive:http://www.ietf.org/mail-archive/web/ipv6/

In addition to the charter maintained by the IETF Secretariat, there is additional information about this working group on the Web at: Additional IPv6 Page

Charter for Working Group


The IPv6 working group is responsible for the specification and
standardization of the Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6). IPv6
provides
a much larger global addresses space than its predecessor IPv4. This
enables global end-to-end communication and restores valuable
properties
of the IP architecture that have been lost in the IPv4 Internet. The
core
IPv6 standards are widely implemented and are starting to see global
deployment.

The IPv6 working group was originally chartered by the IESG as the IP
Next Generation (IPng) working group to implement the recommendations
of
the IPng Area Directors as outlined at the July 1994 IETF meeting and
in
"The Recommendation for the IP Next Generation Protocol," RFC1752,
January 1995.

The primary focus of the IPv6 w.g. is to complete the standardization
of
the IPv6 protocols, and to review and update the IPv6 specifications
based on implementation and deployment experience, and advancing them
on
the standardization track as appropriate.

The working group's work items are as follows:

o Complete Prefix Delegation requirements and publish. Related
remaining work is:
- Develop Proxy Neighbor Discovery solution for prefix delegation
and publish. This enables a simple site border router to
re-advertise downstream a prefix it hears on its upstream link.
o Complete revision of IPv6 MIBs (combined IPv4/IPv6 versions) and
publish.
o Complete "Default Router Preferences, More-Specific Routes, and "Load
Sharing" and publish.
o Update to ICMPv6 (RFC2463) and publish.
o Complete "Node Information Queries" and publish.
o Update Auto Configuration (RFC2462) and Neighbor Discovery (RFC2461)
and publish.
o Investigate approaches to optimize or eliminate Duplicate Address
Detection (DAD) to make reduce the delays incurred by DAD when there
is a change of network attachment points. Publish a document defining
DAD optimizations.
o Update "Privacy Extensions for Stateless Autoconfiguration" document
(RFC3041) and publish.
o Complete work on IPv6 Node Requirements and publish.
o Complete work stemming from the working group decision to deprecate
site-local addressing. This includes:
- Publish document deprecating the usage of Site-Local addressing.
- Publish revision of the IPv6 Address Architecture that includes
the deprecation of site-local addressing.
- Publish a replacement for site-local addresses that removes the
major limitations and allows for local allocations.
o Update the IPv6 Address Architecture to resolve the issues raised in
the IAB response to the Robert Elz appeal and publish as a Draft
Standard.
o Complete work on Scoped Addressing Architecture and publish.
o Update IPv6 over PPP (RFC2472) and publish.
o Complete work on "Link Scoped IPv6 Multicast Addresses" and publish.

All new work items not listed above require the approval of the working
group and IESG before they will be taken on by the working group.

Milestones

Done
Submit A Flexible method to manage the assignment of bits of an IPv6 address block to the IESG for Informational.
Done
Submit Flow Label specification to IESG for Proposed Standard.
Done
Submit Prefix Delegation requirements and submit to IESG for Informational.
Done
Revise Aggregatable Unicast Addresses (RFC2374) to remove TLA/NLA/SLA terminology.
Done
Draft on Proxy RA solution for prefix delegation.
Done
Submit IPv6 Node Requirements to IESG for Informational.
Done
Submit Site-Local Deprecation document to IESG for Informational.
Done
Submit Unique Local IPv6 Unicast Addresses to IESG for Proposed Standard
Done
Submit Link Scoped IPv6 Multicast Addresses to IESG for Proposed Standard
Done
Submit IPv6 Scoped Addressing Architecture to IESG for Proposed Standard
Done
Submit TCP MIB to IESG for Proposed Standard
Done
Submit Site-Local Deprecation document to IESG for Informational
Done
Submit Router Preferences, More-Specific Routes to IESG for Proposed Standard
Done
Submit updates to Auto Configuration (RFC2462 to be republished at Draft Standard
Done
Submit update to ICMPv6 (RFC2463) to be republished at Draft Standard
Done
Submit document defining DAD optimizations to the IESG for Proposed Standard
Done
Submit Load Sharing to IESG for Proposed Standard
Done
Submit Update to Privacy Extensions for Stateless Autoconfiguration document (RFC3041) to the IESG for Draft Standard
Done
Submit update to IPv6 Address Architecture to the IESG for Draft Standard
Done
Submit Proxy ND to IESG for Experimental
Done
Resubmit Node Information Queries to IESG for Experimental status
Done
Submit update to IPv6 over PPP (RFC2472) to IESG for Draft Standard
Done
Submit updates to Neighbor Discovery (RFC2461) to be republished at Draft Standard
Jun 2007
Re-charter or close working group.