I guess the more inner IRTG/rrg webpages need some updating (e.g wrt
Are the subgroups still in place ?
In einer eMail vom 20.02.2007 00:45:02 Westeuropäische Normalzeit schreibt
help from Aaron Falk, Tony and I drafted a new charter for
attached below. We would like to solicit people's inputs
comments regarding the new charter.
The Routing Research Group (RRG) is
chartered to explore routing and
addressing problems that are important to
the development of the
but are not yet mature enough for
engineering work within the IETF.
to evolve, the challenges in providing a scalable and
robust global routing
system will also change over time. At the moment,
routing and addressing architecture is facing challenges in
mobility, multi-homing, and traffic engineering. Thus
proposes to focus its effort on designing an alternate
these challenges. Although Internet
routing is a broad and active
area, a focused effort at
this time is necessary to assure rapid
More specifically, we propose to explore architectural
including, but not limited to, separating host location
information. Research in addressing and
algorithms will be
understand whether this new
direction can provide effective
work out candidate
designs as necessary for a complete solution, and to
fully understand both
the gains and the tradeoffs that the new solutions
may bring. The
group will produce a list of prioritized design goals
recommendation for a routing and addressing architecture.
will have an open general discussion mailing list where any
interest to the routing research community can be discussed,
related to scalable routing architectures are
encouraged. For specific topics with widespread
interested parties will be encouraged to form ad-hoc mailing
with summaries sent to the general mailing list quarterly.
will contain the recent conclusions reached as well as the
agenda for future progress.
It is commonly recognized that
productive design efforts can be
carried out by small and focused design
teams. The RRG encourages the
formation of focused design teams to
explore specific design choices.
As with ad-hoc mailing lists, individual
design teams are required to
report back quarterly to RRG with their
progress and remaining open
issues. Each design team is expected to
produce a set of Internet
Drafts that documents their current
The RRG, as a whole, will hold open meetings from time to
solicit input from, and supply information to, the
community. In particular, at least once per year there will be
review of the group's activities held at an IETF meeting.
frequent meetings will be held if it will speed group
Ad-hoc and design team meetings are strongly
The output of the group will consist of Informational and
RFCs as well as Journal Articles on the topics covered by
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