2.4.13 IPv6 Operations (v6ops)

NOTE: This charter is a snapshot of the 76th IETF Meeting in Hiroshima, Japan. It may now be out-of-date.

Last Modified: 2008-08-21

Chair(s):

Fred Baker <fred.baker@cisco.com>
Kurt Lindqvist <kurtis@kurtis.pp.se>

Operations and Management Area Director(s):

Dan Romascanu <dromasca@avaya.com>
Ronald Bonica <rbonica@juniper.net>

Operations and Management Area Advisor:

Ronald Bonica <rbonica@juniper.net>

Mailing Lists:

General Discussion: v6ops@ops.ietf.org
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Archive: http://ops.ietf.org/lists/v6ops/

Description of Working Group:

The global deployment of IPv6 is underway, creating an IPv4/IPv6
Internet consisting of IPv4-only, IPv6-only and IPv4/IPv6 networks and
nodes. This deployment must be properly handled to avoid the division
of the Internet into separate IPv4 and IPv6 networks while ensuring
addressing and connectivity for all IPv4 and IPv6 nodes.

The IPv6 Operations Working Group (v6ops) develops guidelines for the
operation of a shared IPv4/IPv6 Internet and provides operational
guidance on how to deploy IPv6 into existing IPv4-only networks,
as well as into new network installations.

The main focus of the v6ops WG is to look at the immediate
deployment issues; more advanced stages of deployment and transition
are a lower priority.

The goals of the v6ops working group are:

1. Solicit input from network operators and users to identify
operational issues with the IPv4/IPv6 Internet, and
determine solutions or workarounds to those issues. These issues
will be documented in Informational or BCP RFCs, or in
Internet-Drafts.

This work should primarily be conducted by those areas and WGs
which are responsible and best fit to analyze these problems, but
v6ops may also cooperate in focusing such work.

2. Publish Informational or BCP RFCs that identify potential security
risks in the operation of shared IPv4/IPv6 networks, and document
operational practices to eliminate or mitigate those risks.

This work will be done in cooperation with the Security area and
other relevant areas or working groups.

3. As a particular instance of (1) and (2), provide feedback to
the IPv6 WG regarding portions of the IPv6 specifications that
cause, or are likely to cause, operational or security concerns,
and work with the IPv6 WG to resolve those concerns. This feedback
will be published in Internet-Drafts or RFCs.

4. Publish Informational or BCP RFCs that identify and analyze
solutions
for deploying IPv6 within common network environments, such as
ISP Networks, Enterprise Networks, Unmanaged Networks (Home/Small
Office), and Cellular Networks.

These documents should serve as useful guides to network
operators and users on possible ways how to deploy IPv6 within their
existing IPv4 networks, as well as in new network installations.

These documents should not be normative guides for IPv6 deployment,
and the primary intent is not capture the needs for new solutions,
but rather describe which approaches work and which do not.

IPv6 operational and deployment issues with specific protocols or
technologies (such as Applications, Transport Protocols, Routing
Protocols, DNS or Sub-IP Protocols) are the primary responsibility of
the groups or areas responsible for those protocols or technologies.
However, the v6ops WG may provide input to those areas/groups, as
needed, and cooperate with those areas/groups in reviewing solutions
to IPv6 operational and deployment problems.

Future work items within this scope will be adopted by the WG only if
there is a substantial expression of interest from the community and
if the work clearly does not fit elsewhere in the IETF.

There must be a continuous expression of interest for the WG to work
on a particular work item. If there is no longer sufficient interest
in the WG in a work item, the item may be removed from the list of WG
items.

Specifying any protocols or transition mechanisms is out of scope of
the WG.

Goals and Milestones:

Done  Publish Cellular Deployment Scenarios as a WG I-D
Done  Publish Unmanaged Network Deployment Scenarios as a WG I-D
Done  Publish Survey of IPv4 Addresses in IETF Standards as WG I-D
Done  Publish Cellular Deployment Solutions as a WG I-D
Done  Publish Unmanaged Network Deployment Solutions as a WG I-D
Done  Submit Cellular Deployment Scenarios to IESG for Info
Done  Submit Unmanaged Network Deployment Scenarios to IESG for Info
Done  Publish Enterprise Deployment Scenarios as a WG I-D
Done  Submit Survey of IPv4 Addresses in IETF Standards to IESG for Info
Done  Publish ISP Deployment & Solutions as a WG I-D
Done  Submit Cellular Deployment Solutions to IESG for Info
Done  Submit Transition Mechanisms to IESG for PS
Done  Submit IPv6 Neighbor Discovery On-Link Assumption to IESG for Info
Done  Submit Dual Stack IPv6 on by Default to IESG for Informational
Done  Submit Unmanaged Network Deployment Solutions to IESG for BCP
Done  Submit ISP Deployment Scenarios & Solutions to IESG for Info
Done  Submit Application Aspects of IPv6 Transition to IESG for Informational
Done  Submit 6to4 Security Analysis to IESG for Informational
Done  Submit Enterprise Deployment Scenarios to IESG for Info
Done  Submit Renumbering Procedures to IESG for Info
Done  Adopt IPv6 Network Architecture Protection as WG item
Done  Adopt document describing how to use IPsec with draft-ietf-v6ops-mech-v2 as WG item
Done  Adopt IPv6 Security Overview as WG item
Done  Ensure draft-ietf-v6ops-v6onbydefault keeps going forward for RFC publication
Done  Submit IPv6 deployment using VLANs to IESG for Info
Done  Submit document describing issues with NAT-PT to IESG for Info
Done  Adopt IPv6 deployment using VLANs to IESG for Info
Done  Adopt ISP IPv6 Deployment Scenarios in Broadband Access Networks as WG item
Done  Submit document on IPsec w/ draft-ietf-v6ops-mech-v2 to IESG for Info
Done  Submit IPv6 Network Architecture Protection to IESG for Info
Done  Submit Enterprise Deployment Analysis to IESG for Info
Done  Submit IPv6 Security Overview to IESG for Info
Done  Submit ISP IPv6 Deployment Scenarios in Broadband Access Networks to IESG for Info

Internet-Drafts:

  • draft-ietf-v6ops-cpe-simple-security-08.txt
  • draft-ietf-v6ops-ra-guard-04.txt
  • draft-ietf-v6ops-ipv6-cpe-router-04.txt
  • draft-ietf-v6ops-v6inixp-04.txt
  • draft-ietf-v6ops-incremental-cgn-00.txt

    Request For Comments:

    RFCStatusTitle
    RFC3574 I Transition Scenarios for 3GPP Networks
    RFC3750 I Unmanaged Networks IPv6 Transition Scenarios
    RFC3789 I Introduction to the Survey of IPv4 Addresses in Currently Deployed IETF Standards
    RFC3790 I Survey of IPv4 Addresses in Currently Deployed IETF Internet Area Standards
    RFC3791 I Survey of IPv4 Addresses in Currently Deployed IETF Routing Area Standards
    RFC3792 I Survey of IPv4 Addresses in Currently Deployed IETF Security Area Standards
    RFC3793 I Survey of IPv4 Addresses in Currently Deployed IETF Sub-IP Area Standards
    RFC3794 I Survey of IPv4 Addresses in Currently Deployed IETF Transport Area Standards
    RFC3795 I Survey of IPv4 Addresses in Currently Deployed IETF Application Area Standards
    RFC3796 I Survey of IPv4 Addresses in Currently Deployed IETF Operations & Management Area Standards
    RFC3904 I Evaluation of Transition Mechanisms for Unmanaged Networks
    RFC3964 I Security Considerations for 6to4
    RFC4029 I Scenarios and Analysis for Introducing IPv6 into ISP Networks
    RFC4038 I Application Aspects of IPv6 Transition
    RFC4057 I IPv6 Enterprise Network Scenarios
    RFC4192 I Procedures for Renumbering an IPv6 Network without a Flag Day
    RFC4213 Standard Basic Transition Mechanisms for IPv6 Hosts and Routers
    RFC4215 I Analysis on IPv6 Transition in Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) Networks
    RFC4554 I Use of VLANs for IPv4-IPv6 Coexistence in Enterprise Networks
    RFC4779 I ISP IPv6 Deployment Scenarios in Broadband Access Networks
    RFC4852 I IPv6 Enterprise Network Analysis - IP Layer 3 Focus
    RFC4864 I Local Network Protection for IPv6
    RFC4890 I Recommendations for Filtering ICMPv6 Messages in Firewalls
    RFC4891 I Using IPsec to Secure IPv6-in-IPv4 Tunnels
    RFC4942 I IPv6 Transition/Co-existence Security Considerations
    RFC4943 I IPv6 Neighbor Discovery On-Link Assumption Considered Harmful
    RFC4966 I Reasons to Move the Network Address Translator - Protocol Translator (NAT-PT) to Historic Status
    RFC5156 I Special-Use IPv6 Addresses
    RFC5157 I IPv6 Implications for Network Scanning
    RFC5181 I IPv6 Deployment Scenarios in 802.16 Networks
    RFC5220 I Problem Statement for Default Address Selection in Multi-Prefix Environments: Operational Issues
    RFC5221 I Requirements for Address Selection Mechanisms
    RFC5375 I IPv6 Unicast Address Assignment Considerations

    Meeting Minutes


    Slides

    Advanced IPv6 Residential Security
    Measuring IPv6 Traffic in BitTorrent Networks
    Requirements for IPv6 Customer Edge Routers
    IPv6 CPE Router Bis
    IPv4/IPv6 Coexistence Framework
    Guidance for ISPsí provision of IPv6 transition scheme to ICPs
    Emerging Service Provider Scenarios for IPv6 Deployment
    Incremental Carrier-Grade NAT (CGN) for IPv6 Transition
    IPv6 deployment in Internet Exchange Points
    Routing Loops in ISATAP and 6to4
    Teredo Extensions
    Building IPv6 Applications which Access IPv4 Servers