IP Version 6 Working Group (ipv6)


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Last Modified: 2007-02-20

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Description of Working Group:

The IPv6 working group is responsible for the specification and standardization of the Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6). IPv6 provides a much larger global addresses space than its predecessor IPv4. This enables global end-to-end communication and restores valuable properties of the IP architecture that have been lost in the IPv4 Internet. The
core IPv6 standards are widely implemented and are starting to see global deployment.

The IPv6 working group was originally chartered by the IESG as the IP Next Generation (IPng) working group to implement the recommendations of the IPng Area Directors as outlined at the July 1994 IETF meeting and in
"The Recommendation for the IP Next Generation Protocol," RFC1752, January 1995.

The primary focus of the IPv6 w.g. is to complete the standardization of the IPv6 protocols, and to review and update the IPv6 specifications based on implementation and deployment experience, and advancing them on 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
  publish.
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)
  and publish.
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
  DAD optimizations.
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
  Standard.
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.

Goals and Milestones:

Done    Submit A Flexible method to manage the assignment of bits of an IPv6 address block to the IESG for Informational.
Done    Submit Flow Label specification to IESG for Proposed Standard.
Done    Submit Prefix Delegation requirements and submit to IESG for Informational.
Done    Revise Aggregatable Unicast Addresses (RFC2374) to remove TLA/NLA/SLA terminology.
Done    Draft on Proxy RA solution for prefix delegation.
Done    Submit IPv6 Node Requirements to IESG for Informational.
Done    Submit Site-Local Deprecation document to IESG for Informational.
Done    Submit Unique Local IPv6 Unicast Addresses to IESG for Proposed Standard
Done    Submit Link Scoped IPv6 Multicast Addresses to IESG for Proposed Standard
Done    Submit IPv6 Scoped Addressing Architecture to IESG for Proposed Standard
Done    Submit TCP MIB to IESG for Proposed Standard
Done    Submit Site-Local Deprecation document to IESG for Informational
Done    Submit Unique Local IPv6 Unicast Addresses to IESG for Proposed Standard
Done    Submit Router Preferences, More-Specific Routes to IESG for Proposed Standard
Done    Submit updates to Auto Configuration (RFC2462 to be republished at Draft Standard
Done    Submit update to ICMPv6 (RFC2463) to be republished at 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 Privacy Extensions for Stateless Autoconfiguration document (RFC3041) to the IESG for Draft Standard
Done    Submit update to IPv6 Address Architecture to the IESG for Draft Standard
Done    Submit Proxy ND to IESG for Experimental
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
Jun 2007    Re-charter or close working group.

Internet-Drafts:

Deprecation of Type 0 Routing Headers in IPv6 (16259 bytes)
IPv6 Router Advertisement Flags Option (13580 bytes)

Request For Comments:

Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMPv6) for the Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) (RFC 1885) (32214 bytes) obsoleted by RFC 2463
An Architecture for IPv6 Unicast Address Allocation (RFC 1887) (66066 bytes)
Internet Protocol, Version 6 (IPv6) Specification (RFC 1883) (82089 bytes) obsoleted by RFC 2460/ updated by RFC 2147
DNS Extensions to support IP version 6 (RFC 1886) (6424 bytes)
IP Version 6 Addressing Architecture (RFC 1884) (37860 bytes) obsoleted by RFC 2373
IPv6 Testing Address Allocation (RFC 1897) (6643 bytes) obsoleted by RFC 2471
Path MTU Discovery for IP version 6 (RFC 1981) (34088 bytes)
Neighbor Discovery for IP Version 6 (IPv6) (RFC 1970) (197632 bytes) obsoleted by RFC 2461
A Method for the Transmission of IPv6 Packets over Ethernet Networks (RFC 1972) (6353 bytes) obsoleted by RFC 2464
OSI NSAPs and IPv6 (RFC 1888) (36469 bytes) updated by RFC 4548
Transmission of IPv6 Packets Over FDDI (RFC 2019) (12344 bytes) obsoleted by RFC 2467
IP Version 6 over PPP (RFC 2023) (20275 bytes) obsoleted by RFC 2472
An IPv6 Provider-Based Unicast Address Format (RFC 2073) (15549 bytes) obsoleted by RFC 2374
Basic Socket Interface Extensions for IPv6 (RFC 2133) (69737 bytes) obsoleted by RFC 2553
TCP and UDP over IPv6 Jumbograms (RFC 2147) (6383 bytes) obsoleted by RFC 2675/ updates RFC 1883
Advanced Sockets API for IPv6 (RFC 2292) (152077 bytes) obsoleted by RFC 3542
IP Version 6 Addressing Architecture (RFC 2373) (52547 bytes) obsoletes RFC 1884/ obsoleted by RFC 3513
An IPv6 Aggregatable Global Unicast Address Format (RFC 2374) (25068 bytes) obsoletes RFC 2073/ obsoleted by RFC 3587
IPv6 Multicast Address Assignments (RFC 2375) (14356 bytes)
Transmission of IPv6 Packets over Ethernet Networks (RFC 2464) (12725 bytes) obsoletes RFC 1972
Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMPv6) for the Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) Specification (RFC 2463) (34190 bytes) obsoletes RFC 1885
IPv6 Stateless Address Autoconfiguration (RFC 2462) (61210 bytes) obsoletes RFC 1971
Neighbor Discovery for IP Version 6 (IPv6) (RFC 2461) (222516 bytes) obsoletes RFC 1970/ updated by RFC 4311
IPv6 Testing Address Allocation (RFC 2471) (7991 bytes) obsoletes RFC 1897/ obsoleted by RFC 3701
Transmission of IPv6 Packets over Token Ring Networks (RFC 2470) (21677 bytes)
Transmission of IPv6 Packets over FDDI Networks (RFC 2467) (16028 bytes) obsoletes RFC 2019
Proposed TLA and NLA Assignment Rules (RFC 2450) (24484 bytes)
Management Information Base for IP Version 6: ICMPv6 Group (RFC 2466) (27547 bytes) obsoleted by RFC 4293
Management Information Base for IP Version 6: Textual Conventions and General Group (RFC 2465) (77339 bytes) obsoleted by RFC 4293
IP Version 6 Management Information Base for the User Datagram Protocol (RFC 2454) (15858 bytes) obsoleted by RFC 4113
IP Version 6 Management Information Base for the Transmission Control Protocol (RFC 2452) (19070 bytes) obsoleted by RFC 4022
Internet Protocol, Version 6 (IPv6) Specification (RFC 2460) (85890 bytes) obsoletes RFC 1883
IP Version 6 over PPP (RFC 2472) (29696 bytes) obsoletes RFC 2023/ obsoleted by RFC 5072
Generic Packet Tunneling in IPv6 Specification (RFC 2473) (77956 bytes)
Transmission of IPv6 Packets over ARCnet Networks (RFC 2497) (10304 bytes)
IP Header Compression (RFC 2507) (106292 bytes)
Reserved IPv6 Subnet Anycast Addresses (RFC 2526) (14555 bytes)
Transmission of IPv6 over IPv4 Domains without Explicit Tunnels (RFC 2529) (21049 bytes)
Basic Socket Interface Extensions for IPv6 (RFC 2553) (89215 bytes) obsoletes RFC 2133/ obsoleted by RFC 3493
IPv6 Jumbograms (RFC 2675) (17320 bytes) obsoletes RFC 2147
IPv6 Router Alert Option (RFC 2711) (11973 bytes)
Multicast Listener Discovery (MLD) for IPv6 (RFC 2710) (46838 bytes) updated by RFC 3590,RFC 3810
Format for Literal IPv6 Addresses in URL's (RFC 2732) (7984 bytes) obsoleted by RFC 3986
DNS Extensions to Support IPv6 Address Aggregation and Renumbering (RFC 2874) (44204 bytes) updated by RFC 3152,RFC 3226,RFC 3363,RFC 3364
Router Renumbering for IPv6 (RFC 2894) (69135 bytes)
Initial IPv6 Sub-TLA ID Assignments (RFC 2928) (11882 bytes)
Privacy Extensions for Stateless Address Autoconfiguration in IPv6 (RFC 3041) (44446 bytes)
IP Version 6 Management Information Base for the Multicast Listener Discovery Protocol (RFC 3019) (28293 bytes)
Extensions to IPv6 Neighbor Discovery for Inverse Discovery Specification (RFC 3122) (40416 bytes)
IPv6 multihoming support at site exit routers (RFC 3178) (24453 bytes)
Transmission of IPv6 Packets over IEEE 1394 Networks (RFC 3146) (16569 bytes)
Unicast-Prefix-based IPv6 Multicast Addresses (RFC 3306) (12713 bytes) updated by RFC 3956,RFC 4489
Recommendations for IPv6 in 3GPP Standards (RFC 3314) (48168 bytes)
Default Address Selection for Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) (RFC 3484) (55076 bytes)
Basic Socket Interface Extensions for IPv6 (RFC 3493) (82570 bytes) obsoletes RFC 2553
IP Version 6 Addressing Architecture (RFC 3513) (53920 bytes) obsoletes RFC 2373/ obsoleted by RFC 4291
A Flexible Method for Managing the Assignment of Bits of an IPv6 Address Block (RFC 3531) (11314 bytes)
IPv6 for Some Second and Third Generation Cellular Hosts (RFC 3316) (48741 bytes)
Advanced Sockets Application Program Interface (API) for IPv6 (RFC 3542) (173028 bytes) obsoletes RFC 2292
IPv6 Global Unicast Address Format (RFC 3587) (8783 bytes) obsoletes RFC 2374
IPv6 Flow Label Specification (RFC 3697) (21296 bytes)
Optimistic Duplicate Address Detection (DAD) for IPv6 (RFC 4429) (33123 bytes)
Requirements for IPv6 prefix delegation (RFC 3769) (10287 bytes)
Deprecating Site Local Addresses (RFC 3879) (24142 bytes)
Management Information Base for the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) (RFC 4022) (47360 bytes) obsoletes RFC 2452,RFC 2012
IPv6 Scoped Address Architecture (RFC 4007) (53555 bytes)
IP Tunnel MIB (RFC 4087) (53206 bytes) obsoletes RFC 2667
Management Information Base for the User Datagram Protocol (UDP) (RFC 4113) (40323 bytes) obsoletes RFC 2454,RFC 2013
Unique Local IPv6 Unicast Addresses (RFC 4193) (35908 bytes)
Default Router Preferences and More-Specific Routes (RFC 4191) (34672 bytes)
IPv6 Host-to-Router Load Sharing (RFC 4311) (10156 bytes) updates RFC 2461
IP Version 6 Addressing Architecture (RFC 4291) (52897 bytes) obsoletes RFC 3513
Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMPv6) for the Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) Specification (RFC 4443) (48969 bytes) updated by RFC 4884
IPv6 Node Requirements (RFC 4294) (39125 bytes)
Management Information Base for the Internet Protocol (IP) (RFC 4293) (242243 bytes) obsoletes RFC 2011,RFC 2465,RFC 2466
IP Forwarding Table MIB (RFC 4292) (69321 bytes) obsoletes RFC 2096
Neighbor Discovery Proxies (ND Proxy) (RFC 4389) (38124 bytes)
A Method for Generating Link Scoped IPv6 Multicast Addresses (RFC 4489) (12224 bytes) updates RFC 3306
IPv6 Node Information Queries (RFC 4620) (31134 bytes)
IP Version 6 over PPP (RFC 5072) (33910 bytes) obsoletes RFC 2472
Neighbor Discovery for IP version 6 (IPv6) (RFC 4861) (235106 bytes)
Privacy Extensions for Stateless Address Autoconfiguration in IPv6 (RFC 4941) (56699 bytes)
IPv6 Stateless Address Autoconfiguration (RFC 4862) (72482 bytes)