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IPv6 Maintenance (6man)

WG Name IPv6 Maintenance
Acronym 6man
Area Internet Area (int)
State Active
Charter charter-ietf-6man-04 Approved
Document dependencies
Additional resources Issue tracker
Zulip stream
ietf-6man-wg github
Personnel Chairs Bob Hinden, Jen Linkova, Ole Trøan
Area Director Erik Kline
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Charter for Working Group

The 6man working group is responsible for the maintenance, upkeep, and
advancement of the IPv6 protocol specifications and addressing
architecture. It is not chartered to develop major changes or additions
to the IPv6 specifications. The working group will address protocol
limitations/issues discovered during deployment and operation. It will
also serve as a venue for discussing the proper location for working on
IPv6-related issues within the IETF.

6man is the design authority for extensions and modifications to the
IPv6 protocol. The working group may, at its discretion, review any
document produced in another working group that extends or modifies the
IPv6 protocol and, in consultation with the responsible ADs of both
working groups, may recommend to the IESG that 6man working group
consensus is needed before any of those documents can progress for

Done milestones

Date Milestone Associated documents
Done Plan for advancing core IPv6 core specifications to Internet Standard
Done Develop approaches for IPv6 Extension Headers (Hop-by-Hop and Destination)
Done Develop approach for IPv6 Fragmentation
Done Determine way forward for ULA-C specification
Done Submit PPP Compression Negotiation specification to IESG as a Proposed Standard

3 new milestones currently in Area Director review.