While the standard for IPv6 has long-since been finished, there are ongoing discussions in the IETF of maintenance issues in the protocols, IPv6 operational issues and management, and possible uses in home networks and very large-scale networks (of small scale devices). Many of these discussions will happen next week in London next week.
Phil goes on to write a bit more in detail about what is happening within the 6man and v6ops working groups at IETF 89 next week.
Given our focus on IPv6 here at Deploy360, it should come as no surprise that you’ll be able to find our team at pretty much all of the working groups focused around IPv6. We’ll be in homenet looking at IPv6 in home networks, v6ops discussing operational issues, 6man to look at maintenance of the IPv6 specification, sunset4 to talk about how we phase out IPv4 and 6lo and 6tisch to look at IPv6 in low power or resource-constrained networks. Beyond these groups, of course, there will be many others that discussion IPv6, but these are the main groups we’ll be focusing on.
Relevant Working Groups
homenet (Home Networking) WG
Tuesday, March 4, 2014, 0900-1130 UTC, Sovereign Room
Agenda: https://datatracker.ietf.org/meeting/89/agenda/homenet/ (not yet posted)
6man (IPv6 Maintenance) WG
Tuesday, March 4, 2014, 1610-1840 UTC, Viscount Room
v6ops (IPv6 Operations) WG
Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 0900-1130 UTC, Sovereign Room
Thursday, March 6, 2014, 1300-1500 UTC, Sovereign Room
6lo (IPv6 over Networks of Resource Constrained Nodes) WG
Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 1520-1730 UTC, Balmoral Room
sunset4 (Sunsetting IPv4) WG
Thursday, March 6, 2014, 0900-1130 UTC, Palace C
Agenda: https://datatracker.ietf.org/meeting/89/agenda/sunset4/(combined with the Multiple Interface (mif) WG meeting)
6tisch (IPv6 over TSCH mode of 802.16e4)
Thursday, March 6, 2014, 1300-1500 UTC, Buckingham Room
You don’t have to be in London to participate in the meetings of IETF 89. You can also:
- Listen to live audio streams.
- Participate in Jabber chat rooms to ask questions.
- Download the slides planned for each session.
- Listen and watch “Meetecho” conferencing sessions that provide an integrated view of slides, audio, chat and video.
Information about how to participate can be found on the IETF 89 Remote Participation page. Keep in mind that times for London are in UTC.