IP Version 6 Working Group (ipv6) Concluded WG
Note: The data for concluded WGs is occasionally incorrect.
|WG||Name||IP Version 6 Working Group|
|Area||Internet Area (int)|
|Dependencies||Document dependency graph (SVG)|
|Additional URLs||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
a much larger global addresses space than its predecessor IPv4. This
enables global end-to-end communication and restores valuable
of the IP architecture that have been lost in the IPv4 Internet. The
IPv6 standards are widely implemented and are starting to see global
The IPv6 working group was originally chartered by the IESG as the IP
Next Generation (IPng) working group to implement the recommendations
the IPng Area Directors as outlined at the July 1994 IETF meeting and
"The Recommendation for the IP Next Generation Protocol," RFC1752,
The primary focus of the IPv6 w.g. is to complete the standardization
the IPv6 protocols, and to review and update the IPv6 specifications
based on implementation and deployment experience, and advancing them
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
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)
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
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
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.
|Jun 2007||Re-charter or close working group.|
|Done||Submit updates to Neighbor Discovery (RFC2461) to be republished at Draft Standard|
|Done||Submit update to IPv6 over PPP (RFC2472) to IESG for Draft Standard|
|Done||Resubmit Node Information Queries to IESG for Experimental status|
|Done||Submit Proxy ND to IESG for Experimental|
|Done||Submit update to IPv6 Address Architecture to the IESG for Draft Standard|
|Done||Submit Update to Privacy Extensions for Stateless Autoconfiguration document (RFC3041) to the IESG for Draft Standard|
|Done||Submit Load Sharing to IESG for Proposed Standard|
|Done||Submit document defining DAD optimizations to the IESG for Proposed Standard|
|Done||Submit update to ICMPv6 (RFC2463) to be republished at Draft Standard|
|Done||Submit updates to Auto Configuration (RFC2462 to be republished at Draft Standard|
|Done||Submit Router Preferences, More-Specific Routes to IESG for Proposed Standard|
|Done||Submit Site-Local Deprecation document to IESG for Informational|
|Done||Submit TCP MIB to IESG for Proposed Standard|
|Done||Submit IPv6 Scoped Addressing Architecture to IESG for Proposed Standard|
|Done||Submit Link Scoped IPv6 Multicast Addresses to IESG for Proposed Standard|
|Done||Submit Unique Local IPv6 Unicast Addresses to IESG for Proposed Standard|
|Done||Submit Site-Local Deprecation document to IESG for Informational.|
|Done||Submit IPv6 Node Requirements to IESG for Informational.|
|Done||Draft on Proxy RA solution for prefix delegation.|
|Done||Revise Aggregatable Unicast Addresses (RFC2374) to remove TLA/NLA/SLA terminology.|
|Done||Submit Prefix Delegation requirements and submit to IESG for Informational.|
|Done||Submit Flow Label specification to IESG for Proposed Standard.|
|Done||Submit A Flexible method to manage the assignment of bits of an IPv6 address block to the IESG for Informational.|