IPv6 Home Networking Architecture Principles
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From: The IESG <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: IETF-Announce <email@example.com> Cc: RFC Editor <firstname.lastname@example.org>, homenet mailing list <email@example.com>, homenet chair <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Document Action: 'IPv6 Home Networking Architecture Principles' to Informational RFC (draft-ietf-homenet-arch-17.txt) The IESG has approved the following document: - 'IPv6 Home Networking Architecture Principles' (draft-ietf-homenet-arch-17.txt) as Informational RFC This document is the product of the Home Networking Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Ted Lemon and Brian Haberman. A URL of this Internet Draft is: http://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-ietf-homenet-arch/
Technical Summary The goal of this document is to define a general architecture for IPv6-based home networking, describing the associated principles, considerations and requirements. The text briefly highlights specific implications of the introduction of IPv6 for home networking, discusses the elements of the architecture, and suggests how standard IPv6 mechanisms and addressing can be employed in home networking. The architecture describes the need for specific protocol extensions for certain additional functionality. It is assumed that the IPv6 home network is not actively managed, and runs as an IPv6-only or dual-stack network. There are no recommendations in this text for the IPv4 part of the network. Working Group Summary The general architectural principles appear to be well supported and understood. Whilst there have been some controversial discussions within the WG, those have tended to be around potential future implementation decisions rather than with the architecture as a whole. Document Quality There have been two formal WG last calls, with a substantial number of reviewers. Personnel Ray Bellis is shepherd; Ted Lemon is responsible AD.