|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:
- Investigate definitions and uses of IPv4 and IPv6 addresses currently in MIBs defined in IETF RFCs.
- Discuss and propose a common approach for using IPv4 and IPv6 addresses in MIBs, such that each MIB can be used in IPv4 and IPv6 environments.
- Produce a list of MIBs that can not be used in an IPv6 environment and propose how these MIBs can be fixed (if needed).
The team consists of (Juergen has joined recently):
A special mailing list has been created for generic/common MIB related discussions, firstname.lastname@example.org. To subscribe, send email to email@example.com with the word subscribe in the body. The mailing lists archives will be at ftp://ftp.psg.com/pub/lists/mibs*
- Shawn Routier (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Mike Daniele (email@example.com)
- Brian Haberman (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Juergen Schoenwaelder (email@example.com)
The original work plan was:
- May 15: List of issues to resolve is completed
- May 30: Initial draft of proposed solution(s) published
- June: Review of proposal and discuss on mailing list
- July: BOF in OSLO if needed; otherwise present results
- July 30: (or earlier if possible) Final document
For whatever reasons, that plan turned out to be too aggressive. The current work plan is:
- Done: List of issues to resolve is completed
- Done: Initial draft of proposed solution(s) published
- Dec 1999: New (final) revision of proposed solution(s) published
- Dec 1999: Review (final) of proposal and discuss on mailing list
- Jan 2000: IETF Last Call for Proposed Standard
With the assistance of the IETF community, we should be able to finish this work in the proposed time frame.
IETF Area Director, Operations and Management
|last updated 17-Dec-1999 13:00:00 by Bert Wijnen|