2.4.11 Procedures for Internet/Enterprise Renumbering (pier)

This Working Group Did Not Meet

NOTE: This charter is a snapshot of the 39th IETF Meeting in Munich, Bavaria, Germany. It may now be out-of-date.


Roger Fajman <raf@cu.nih.gov>
Bill Manning <bmanning@isi.edu>

Operations and Management Area Director(s):

John Curran <jcurran@bbn.com>
Michael O''Dell <mo@uu.net>

Operations and Management Area Advisor:

John Curran <jcurran@bbn.com>

Mailing Lists:

General Discussion: pier@isi.edu
To Subscribe: pier-request@isi.edu
Archive: ftp://ftp.isi.edu/pier-archive

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 papers and case histories via active encouragement for people to practice renumbering.

Jul 96


Submit Internet-Draft of Case Histories.

Jul 96


Submit Internet-Draft on the Effects of renumbering on network visibility.


Request For Comments:







Enterprise Renumbering: Experience and Information Solicitation



Network Renumbering Overview: Why would I want it and what is it anyway?



Router Renumbering Guide

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