The Operations and Management Area receives occasional proposals for
the development and publication of RFCs dealing with operational and
management topics that are not in scope of an existing working group
and do not justify the formation of a new working group. The OPSAWG
will serve as the forum for developing such work items in the IETF.
The OPSAWG mailing list is an open discussion forum for such work
items, when they arise. The working group meets if there are active
proposals that require discussion. The working group milestones are
updated as needed to reflect the current work items and their
associated milestones. All new work items and rechartering proposals
will be brought for approval with the IESG.
The focus of the work will be on topics that govern the behavior or WGs
in the O&M area (e.g., manageability requirements) and on small,
highly focused projects that don't merit a WG of their own or belong
to WGs that have already concluded (e.g. advancement of documents on
the standards track, application statements, extensions of MIB
The OPSAWG will undertake only work items that are proved to have at
least a reasonable level of interest from the operators and users
community and have a committed number of editors and reviewers. It is
not within the scope of the OPSAWG to pick up failed WG work or parts
of a WG charter items that could not come to convergence on what they
were chartered to do.
The currently active OPSAWG work items mostly fall under the following
(A) Templates and tools for Operations and Management Area Documents
(B) Maintenance and small scale extensions of documents that were
developed in working groups that have concluded (e.g. MIB modules).
(C) The RFC 5066 "Ethernet in the First Mile Copper (EFMCu) Interfaces MIB"
transitioned to the IEEE 802.3. However, as agreed with the IEEE, the IF-CAP-
STACK-MIB MIB module (from RFC5066) is generic by nature and should continue
to be supported by the IETF. The WG will develop a document extracting the
IF-CAP-STACK-MIB from RFC5066, emphasizing the generic nature of this module,
and obsolete RFC5066.
(D) Documenting the list of RFCs transitioned to the IEEE 802.3.1-2011.
Considering RFC 4663 "Transferring MIB Work from IETF Bridge MIB WG to IEEE
802.1 WG" as an reference, the following pieces of information would the
foundation for the document: a table mapping the old IETF MIB names with the
corresponding new IEEE ones, clarifications/rules on the IETF-IEEE
(mailing lists, reviews), and clarifications on the intellectual property