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IPv6 Operations (Active WG)
Ops Area: Benoit Claise, Warren Kumari | 2002-Aug-22 —  

2017-04-07 charter

IPv6 Operations (v6ops)


 Current Status: Active

     Fred Baker <fredbaker.ietf@gmail.com>
     Lee Howard <lee@asgard.org>
     Ron Bonica <rbonica@juniper.net>

 Operations and Management Area Directors:
     Benoit Claise <bclaise@cisco.com>
     Warren Kumari <warren@kumari.net>

 Operations and Management Area Advisor:
     Warren Kumari <warren@kumari.net>

 Mailing Lists:
     General Discussion: v6ops@ietf.org
     To Subscribe:       https://www.ietf.org/mailman/listinfo/v6ops
     Archive:            https://mailarchive.ietf.org/arch/browse/v6ops/

Description of Working Group:

  The global deployment of IPv6 is underway, creating an 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, ensuring addressing
  and connectivity for all IPv4 and IPv6 nodes.

  The IPv6 Operations Working Group (v6ops) develops guidelines for
  the operation of IPv6 networks, and provides operational guidance
  on how to deploy and operate IPv6 in new and existing networks.

  The main focus of the IPv6 Operations Working Group is to look at
  the deployment and operational issues in IPv6 networks.

  The goals of the v6ops working group are:

  1.  Solicit input from network operators and users to identify
  operational issues with the IPv6 Internet, and determine solutions
  or workarounds to those issues.

  2.  Solicit input from network operators and users to identify
  operational interaction issues with the IPv4 Internet, and determine
  solutions or workarounds to those issues.

  3.  Operational solutions for identified issues should be developed
  in v6ops and documented in informational or BCP drafts.

  These documents should document IPv6 operational experience, including
  interactions with IPv4, in dual stack networks, IPv6 networks with
  IPv4 delivered as an overlay or translation service, or IPv6-only

  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 Working Group 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 Working
  Group only if there is a substantial expression of interest from
  the community and if the work clearly does not fit elsewhere in the

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

Goals and Milestones:
  Done     - Describe a Translation solution for IPv6-only data centers
  Done     - Describe emerging IPv6 allocations to hosts
  Done     - Describe and recommend mitigations for energy consumption in Neighbor Discovery
  Done     - Update RFC 6145 Translation in view of operational experience
  Done     - File report on behavior of IPv6 traffic with Extension Headers
  Jul 2017 - Describe routing choices and trade-offs for enterprise and service provider networks
  Jul 2017 - File recommendation on how to build a commercial WiFi network
  Nov 2017 - Prefix for use by IPv4/IPv6 translators in a network
  Nov 2017 - Advice on use of ULAs in networks
  Nov 2017 - Update RFC 7084 (IPv6 CE Requirements)
  Nov 2017 - Update RFC 6555 with experience
  Nov 2017 - Requirements for IPv6 Routers in a general purpose network

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