2.3.2 IPv6 Maintenance (6man)

NOTE: This charter is a snapshot of the 77th IETF Meeting in Anaheim, California USA. It may now be out-of-date.

Last Modified: 2008-12-16


Robert Hinden <bob.hinden@gmail.com>
Brian Haberman <brian@innovationslab.net>

Internet Area Director(s):

Ralph Droms <rdroms.ietf@gmail.com>
Jari Arkko <jari.arkko@piuha.net>

Internet Area Advisor:

Jari Arkko <jari.arkko@piuha.net>

Mailing Lists:

General Discussion: ipv6@ietf.org
To Subscribe: https://www.ietf.org/mailman/listinfo/ipv6
Archive: http://www.ietf.org/mail-archive/web/ipv6

Description of Working Group:

The 6man working group is responsible for the maintenance, upkeep,
and advancement of the IPv6 protocol specifications and addressing
architecture. It is not chartered to develop major changes or
additions to the IPv6 specifications. The working group will
address protocol limitations/issues discovered during deployment
and operation. It will also serve as a venue for discussing
the proper location for working on IPv6-related issues within
the IETF.

The working group's work items are as follows:

o Complete work on RA Flags Option
o Complete work on RH0 Deprecation
o Complete work on IPv6 over PPP Compression Negotiation
o Complete work on Centrally Allocated Unique Local
Addresses (ULA-C)

All new work items not listed above require the approval
of the working group and the sponsoring Area Director before
they will be taken on by the working group.

Goals and Milestones:

Done  Submit RH0 Deprecation specification to IESG as a Proposed Standard
Jan 2008  Submit PPP Compression Negotiation specification to IESG as a Proposed Standard
Mar 2008  Determine way forward for ULA-C specification


  • draft-ietf-6man-addr-select-sol-03.txt
  • draft-ietf-6man-node-req-bis-04.txt
  • draft-ietf-6man-ipv6-subnet-model-12.txt
  • draft-ietf-6man-text-addr-representation-07.txt
  • draft-ietf-6man-dns-options-bis-02.txt
  • draft-ietf-6man-udpzero-00.txt

    Request For Comments:

    RFC5172 PS Negotiation for IPv6 datagram compression using IPv6 Control Protocol
    RFC5453 PS Reserved IPv6 Interface Identifiers
    RFC5722 PS Handling of Overlapping IPv6 Fragments
    RFC5871 PS IANA Allocation Guidelines for the IPv6 Routing Header

    Meeting Minutes


    6MAN WG Document Status
    Node Requirements Update
    Moving RFC 5006 to Standards Track
    UDP Zero Checksum
    "Flow label for equal cost multipath routing in tunnels", and "Update to the IPv6 flow label specification"
    Using the IPv6 Flow Label for Transport Signaling
    Unique IPv4 Mapped Addresses
    DHCPv6 Route Option
    Address Selection
    Using 127-bit prefixes on inter-router links
    IPv6 Option for RPL
    Vendor Specific Options in NDP
    Line ID Marking In Router Solicitations