Internet Area



The DHCP Working Group had two meetings, one concentrating on DHCP for IPv4, the other concentrating on IPv6.
For IPv4, the working group reviewed some "small" DHCP Internet-Drafts: Options process, Option 127 extension, and FQDN. Some editorial changes are needed and then they will be submitted as Proposed Standards. A high level discussion of a server to server protocol was held. The working group supports this concept and an Internet Draft is expected. Yakov Rekhter discussed his DHCP/DNS interaction Internet-Draft. There was working group consensus in support of the Internet-Draft. Yakov will make some changes and republish the Internet-Draft. Laird McCulloch presented an authentication/verification proposal. He will write it up as an Internet-Draft.
For IPv6, Charlie Perkins and Jim Bound presented their new DHCPv6 draft. There was much discussion of the concepts and details. To clarify some of the concepts behind their protocol, they will develop a "white paper" explaining the basic model, describing the relationship with DHCPv4 and showing the use of the protocol in some specific scenarios.


The working group reviewed its current status. It has exceeded its chartered time limit. It has promised to have all drafts on its charter finished and submitted to the IESG by 15 April 1996. The working group will not be allowed to address any new work until these topics are finished. The working group also discussed and quickly dealt with a number of drafts (other than IXFR, Notify, and DynUpdate). See the minutes for additional information. The working group also had a lengthy discussion on issues pertaining to the interactions of DNS and DHCP. A brief discussion was also held on possible future work items, with the proviso that the current work items MUST be finished before any new DNS work is chartered.


Mark Laubach opened the meeting, announcing that he will be stepping down as chair of the group. Andy Malis will be the new chair, and acted as co-chair for this meeting. A short ATM Forum report was given by George Swallow. Andy Malis gave a ROLC Working Group report and announced that it was decided that there should be a separate server synchronization document that specified a system which suited rolc and ipatm needs.
The MARS Internet-Draft had a few minor changes, was revised, and is awaiting IETF last call. The framework document was revised to remedy some issues surrounding IPv6. It is expected that this will continue on track for becoming an Information RFC.
A report on the Classic2 RFC1577 update work was given. The server synchronization support will be removed from the document. The remaining work is viewed as just a bug fix to RFC1577. Joel Halpern led the server synchronization discussion of the classic2 draft. Jim Luciani gave an update on his server synchronization work. Joel and Jim will be drafting a combined specification within the next three weeks.
The ipatm MIB work was presented and work is proceeding. A Multicast Server approach was presented and discussed. An presentation on extensions to MARS was discussed. A presentation on Multicast routing over ATM was discussed.


The MsgWay Working Group met on Monday March 4. The main subjects that were discussed were changes to both the EEP and the RRP (End/End and Router/Router protocols of MsgWay). In addition, early implementors (MSU and UCLA) gave brief reports about the status of their implementations. The proposed changes were motivated by this early implementation work.


The PPP Extensions working group addressed a number of internet drafts, agreeing to continue development on them. The working group has also put out a call for implementations for CHAP, LQM and LCP Extensions prepatory to those protocols going forward in the standards track. The working group agreed to put Multilink forward in the standards track. There were presentations on continuing work for EAP/RSA for security, the Bandwidth Allocation Control Protocol, the STAC compressor, IPv6, Level2 Forwarding, and additional IPCP work.

Service Location

The Service Location working group held one meeting. Erik Guttman presented a detailed list of differences between the last two drafts. These differences were driven by suggestions from the two area directors in preparation for movement to proposed standard. Harald Alvestand also corrected the group's understanding of the standardization of URL schemes. Standardization of the service location schemes will be handled under the "service:" scheme. The working group also discussed some items for future work.