Concluded WG Router Discovery (rdisc)
Note: The data for concluded WGs is occasionally incorrect.
|Internet Area (int)
|Dr. Steve E. Deering
Final Charter for Working Group
The Router Discovery Working Group is chartered to adopt or develop a
protocol that Internet hosts may use to dynamically discover the
addresses of operational neighboring gateways. The group is expected
to propose its chosen protocol as a standard for gateway discovery in
The work of this group is distinguished from that of the Host
Configuration Working Group in that this group is concerned with the
dynamic tracking of router availability by hosts rather than the
initialization of various pieces of host state (which might include
router addresses) at host-startup time.
|Gather implementation and operational experience, revise the specification to reflect lessons learned, and submit the protocol for Draft Standard.
|Revise specification as necessary, based on field experience. Ask the IESG to elevate the protocol to Draft Standard status. Disband.
|Meet in Vancouver. Review draft specification, and determine any needed revisions. Evaluate results of experimental implementations and assign responsibility for additional experiments, as required. Submit the specification for publication as a Proposed Standard shortly after the meeting.
|Held third meeting in Pittsburgh. Discussed and resolved several issues that had been raised by email since the last meeting. Draft specification of router discovery protocol to be ready by next meeting. Experimental implementations to be started.
|Held second meeting in Tallahassee. Reviewed the proposed protocol and discussed a number of open issues.
|Held first meeting in Palo Alto. Reviewed 9 candidate protocols, and agreed on a hybrid of cisco's GDP and an ICMP extension proposed by Deering.
|Created Working Group; established and advertised mailing list. Initiated email discussion to identify existing and proposed protocols, for router discovery.