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Concluded WG Router Requirements (rreq)

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WG Name Router Requirements
Acronym rreq
Area Routing Area (rtg)
State Concluded
Charter charter-ietf-rreq-01 Approved
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Personnel Chairs Bill Manning, Frank Kastenholz
Tech Advisor Stev Knowles
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Final Charter for Working Group

The Router Requirements Working Group has the goal of publishing the
existing draft as an Historic RFC, then updating it to include
references to more recent work, such as OSPF, BGP, multicast, etc.
Unlike other groups, this is recognized as an on-going effort that
should result in a series of drafts. It is expected that a revised
requirements draft will be published on a regular basis.

The working group will also instigate, review, or (if appropriate)
produce additional RFCs on related topics. To date, group members have
produced draft documents discussing the operation of routers which are
multiple routing domains (3 papers), TOS, and a routing table MIB.

The purposes of this project include:

  • Defining what an IP router does in sufficient detail that
    routers from different vendors are truly interoperable.

  • Providing guidance to vendors, implementors, and purchasers of
    IP routers.

The working group has decided that, unlike RFC 1009, the Router
document should not discuss link layer protocols or address resolution.
Instead, those topics should be covered in a separate Link Layer
document, applicable to hosts as well as routers. Whether this group
create the Link Layer Requirements document is still to be determined.


Date Milestone Associated documents
Nov 1994 Review RFC before for advancement on the standards track. Review actions to be added in the 1995 track.
Jul 1994 Peer review of chaged/added sections. Review list of items needed or wanted, and move toward activation of these items. Add new items to the 1995 ``wish'' list. Submit draft for publication as an RFC.
Mar 1994 Adopt the current draft as an RFC. Develop a list of topics to include in the 1995 RFC.

Done milestones

Date Milestone Associated documents
Done Compile new draft with changes. Circulate for review.
Done Solicit new requirements not included in the current RFC or ``active'' list. Publish list of updates to be worked on and volunteers who will contribute.