CIDR Deployment (cidrd)

Status: Concluded December, 1996 
 Vince Fuller 
 Tony Li 
Description of Working Group:
The CIDR Deployment Working Group will be a forum for
coordinating the deployment, engineering, and operation of classless
routing protocols and procedures in the global Internet. This activity
will include, but not be limited to:
  - Deployment of CIDR addressing and routing in the global Internet.
     Will include coordination of deployment of new exterior routing
     protocols, such as BGP4, which support CIDR.
  - Develop mechanisms and procedures for sharing operational
    information to aim the operation.
  - Development of procedures, policies, and mechanisms to improve
    the utilization efficiency of the IPv4 address space.
  - Work on longer-term strategies for hierarchical, CIDR-based
    addressing and routing. Examples include class A subnetting and
    provider block sub-allocation along geographical/topological
    boundaries as is done for and in Europe.
Initially, this working group will be simply the reincarnation of the
BGP Deployment Working Group under a new name.

Request for Comments:

  • RFC1917 An Appeal to the Internet Community to Return Unused IP Networks (Prefixes) to the IANA (BCP)
  • RFC1918 Address Allocation for Private Internets (BCP)
  • RFC2008 Implications of Various Address Allocation Policies for Internet Routing (BCP)
  • RFC2036 Observations on the use of Components of the Class A Address Space within the Internet (Informational)