Charter for the IPv6MIB Design Team
The SNMP and IPv6 communities have expressed a need for a common method of defining and using IPv4 and IPv6 addresses in MIBs. Many MIBs currently use the IpAddress SYNTAX, which is IPv4-specific. There is concern that use of this SYNTAX may inadvertantly exclude implementations for IPv6.

In order to get this work done rapidly and thoroughly, the O&M and Internet ADs have asked a small team to carry out the following work:

The team consists of (Juergen has joined recently):

A special mailing list has been created for generic/common MIB related discussions, To subscribe, send email to with the word subscribe in the body. The mailing lists archives will be at*

The original work plan was:

For whatever reasons, that plan turned out to be too aggressive. The current work plan is:

With the assistance of the IETF community, we should be able to finish this work in the proposed time frame.

Bert Wijnen
IETF Area Director, Operations and Management

last updated 17-Dec-1999 13:00:00 by Bert Wijnen