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MAC address randomization

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (candidate for madinas WG)
Expired & archived
Authors Juan-Carlos Zúñiga , Carlos J. Bernardos , Amelia Andersdotter
Last updated 2021-11-10 (Latest revision 2021-10-25)
Replaces draft-zuniga-mac-address-randomization
Replaced by draft-ietf-madinas-mac-address-randomization
RFC stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
Intended RFC status (None)
Additional resources Mailing list discussion
Stream WG state Call For Adoption By WG Issued
Document shepherd (None)
IESG IESG state Replaced by draft-ietf-madinas-mac-address-randomization
Consensus boilerplate Unknown
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This Internet-Draft is no longer active. A copy of the expired Internet-Draft is available in these formats:


Internet privacy has become a major concern over the past few years. Users are becoming more aware that their online activity leaves a vast digital footprint, that communications are not always properly secured, and that their location and actions can be easily tracked. One of the main factors for the location tracking issue is the wide use of long-lasting identifiers, such as MAC addresses. There have been several initiatives at the IETF and the IEEE 802 standards committees to overcome some of these privacy issues. This document provides an overview of these activities, with the intention to inform the technical community about them, and help coordinate between present and future standardization activities.


Juan-Carlos Zúñiga
Carlos J. Bernardos
Amelia Andersdotter

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