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Deploy360 24 July 2014

[email protected], Day 4: 6LO, DNSSD, SUNSET4 and Learning About 5G Wireless Technology…

Dan York
By Dan YorkDirector, Online Content

IETF LogoToday at IETF 90 we on the Deploy360 team will be starting the day focusing on the “Internet of Things (IoT)” as we listen to what is being discussed in the 6LO working group.  Formally titled “IPv6 over Networks of Resource Constrained Nodes” this group focuses on using IPv6 in low power and constrained environments such as sensor networks, “smart grids” and other embedded environments. The 6lo agenda is full of drafts exploring different types of such networks.  There is great work happening in this group and we’re looking forward to listening to the discussions.

At the end of the scheduled working group sessions we’ll also be in IPv6-land as we join in the SUNSET4 Working Group looking at what needs to be done to ensure that networks can operate in the absence of IPv4, i.e. in an IPv6-only situation. Today’s SUNSET4 agenda looks at how to shut off IPv4 on a network and several drafts about how to work in an IPv4-only space.

At the same time as the SUNSET 4 WG there will also be the TLS Working Group that will be looking at several new encryption mechanisms for TLS.

In between those IPv6 and TLS sessions I’ll be sitting in the DNSSD working group. As I mentioned in the Rough Guide post relating to DNSSEC, the work in this group doesn’t directly apply to DNSSEC, but there are discussions relating to DNS security in general that are important for us to monitor.

Some of the other sessions that some of our team members may monitor include:

If you’d like to join the 6LO or SUNSET4 sessions (or any of the others) remotely to hear the discussion you can follow the instructions on the IETF 90 Remote Participation page or use the “tools-style” agenda page that provides easy links to the audio stream, jabber chat room documents and more for each of the sessions.

Lunch Briefing About 5G Wireless Technology

In the middle of the sessions during the lunch break from 11:30-13:00 EDT I’m planning to be in Ballroom to listen to a presentation from Erik Dahlman of Ericsson about what “5G” technology is all about. The abstract is:

Discussions on fifth generation (5g) wireless access has rapidly intensified during the latest two years. 5G wireless access is seen as the long-term enabler of the overall networked society, not only providing enhanced mobile broadband access but being a tool to provide wireless connectivity for any kind of application.

This speech will provide an overview of the state of 5G efforts around the world. We will discuss the specific requirements and challenges being identified for 5G wireless access and the different technology
components and alternatives being considered. We will also outline possible time schedule for 5G in ITU and 3GPP.

The lunchtime session will have a live video stream and will also be recorded for later viewing.


We’ll be ending the day at the Bits-N-Bites session that has a new format and what look like very cool demonstrations related to the “Internet of Things”.  Should be fun to see!

The information about the relevant working groups today is:

6LO (IPv6 over Networks of Resource Constrained Nodes) WG
Agenda: https://datatracker.ietf.org/meeting/90/agenda/6lo/
Documents: https://datatracker.ietf.org/wg/6lo/
Charter: https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/charter-ietf-6lo/ 
(Thursday, July 22, 2014, 0900-1130 EDT, Tudor 7/8)

DNSSD (Extensions for Scalable DNS Service Discovery) WG
Agenda: https://datatracker.ietf.org/meeting/90/agenda/dnssd/
Documents: https://datatracker.ietf.org/wg/dnssd/
Charter: https://datatracker.ietf.org/wg/dnssd/charter/
(Thursday, July 24, 2014, 1520-1720 EDT, Canadian)

SUNSET4 (Sunsetting IPv4) WG
Agenda: https://datatracker.ietf.org/meeting/90/agenda/sunset4/
Documents: https://datatracker.ietf.org/wg/sunset4/
Charter: http://tools.ietf.org/wg/sunset4/charters
(Thursday, July 22, 2014, 1730-1830 EDT, Tudor 7/8)

TLS (Transport Layer Security) WG
Agenda: https://datatracker.ietf.org/meeting/90/agenda/tls/
Documents: https://datatracker.ietf.org/wg/tls/
Charter: http://tools.ietf.org/wg/tls/charters
(Thursday, July 22, 2014, 1730-1830 EDT, Ontario)

For more background on what is happening at IETF 90, please see our “Rough Guide to IETF 90” posts on the ITM blog:

If you are here at IETF 90 in Toronto, please do feel free to say hello to a member of the Deploy360 team.  And if you want to get started with IPv6, DNSSEC or one of our other topics, please visit our “Start Here” page to find resources appropriate to your type of organization.

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Disclaimer: Viewpoints expressed in this post are those of the author and may or may not reflect official Internet Society positions.

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