Procedures for Internet/Enterprise Renumbering (pier) Charter

NOTE: This charter is accurate as of the 37th IETF Meeting in San Jose. It may now be out-of-date. (Consider this a "snapshot" of the working group from that meeting.) Up-to-date charters for all active working groups can be found elsewhere in this Web server.


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Description of Working Group

PIER will fill the niche between the ADDRCONF, CIDRD, DHCP, SERV-LOC, and other working groups as needed in identifying processes and procedures, tools and techniques for renumbering in both the IPv4 and IPv6 environments. Since IPv6 is still in development, the main focus will be IPv4 environments. Emphasis will be placed on identifying the places where hardcoded IP addresses are used and documenting those places. If there are viable alternatives to hardcoded IP addresses, the working group will document those as well. The end results of these investigations will be a series of documents on renumbering issues and recommendations on what actions might be taken to address those issues where there is no currently viable alternative. These recommendations will be to other working groups and/or areas regarding possible improvements to protocols that would aid in renumbering. The PIER working group will not develop such protocols itself.

Goals and Milestones

Jan 96
Submit Goals and Objectives document as an Internet-Draft.
Feb 96
Submit document on How to renumber a small site as an Internet-Draft.
Mar 96
Submit Tool Catalog as an Internet-Draft.
Apr 96
Submit Internet-Draft on Where IP addresses are used.
May 96
Produce and refine numbering papeers and case histories via active encouragement for people to practice renumbering.
Jul 96
Submit Internet-Draft on the Effects of renumbering on network visability.
Jul 96
Submit Internet-Draft of Case Histories.

Current Internet-Drafts

Request for Comments