2.3.2 IPv6 Maintenance (6man)

NOTE: This charter is a snapshot of the 78th IETF Meeting in Maastricht, Netherlands. It may now be out-of-date.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-node-req-bis-05.txt
  • draft-ietf-6man-addr-select-considerations-02.txt
  • draft-ietf-6man-dns-options-bis-08.txt
  • draft-ietf-6man-udpzero-01.txt
  • draft-ietf-6man-exthdr-00.txt
  • draft-ietf-6man-rpl-routing-header-00.txt
  • draft-ietf-6man-rpl-option-00.txt
  • draft-ietf-6man-rfc3484-revise-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
    RFC5942 PS IPv6 Subnet Model: The Relationship between Links and Subnet Prefixes
    RFC5952 PS A Recommendation for IPv6 Address Text Representation

    Meeting Minutes


    6man Introduction and Agenda
    Node Requirements Update
    Update from Address Selection Design Team
    Using 127-bit IPv6 Prefixes on Inter-Router Links
    IPv6/UDP Zero Checksum
    Update to the IPv6 flow label specification
    Flow label for equal cost multipath routing in tunnels
    An IPv6 Routing Header for Source Routes with RPL
    RPL Option for Carrying RPL Information in Data-Plane Datagrams