Routing Area Working Group

The information below is for an older approved charter
Document Charter Routing Area Working Group WG (rtgwg) Snapshot
Title Routing Area Working Group
Last updated 2004-02-19
State Approved
WG State Active
IESG Responsible AD Alvaro Retana
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The Routing area receives occasional proposals for the development and
  publication of RFCs dealing with routing topics, but for which the
  required work does not yet rise to the level where a new working group is
  justified, yet the topic does not fit with an existing working group,
  and it is either not ready for a BOF or a single BOF would not
  provide the time to ensure a mature proposal. The RTGWG will serve as
  the forum for developing these types of proposals.
  The RTGWG also focuses on enhancements to hop-by-hop distributed routing
  (e.g. multicast, LDP-MPLS, unicast routing) related to fast-reroute and
  loop-free convergence. A specific goal of fast-reroute mechanisms is to
  provide up to complete coverage when the potential failure would not
  partition the network. All work in this area should be specifically
  evaluated by the WG in terms of practicality and applicability to deployed
  The RTGWG mailing list will be used to discuss the proposals as they
  arise. The working group will meet if there are one or more active
  proposals that require discussion.
  The working group milestones will be updated as needed to reflect the
  proposals currently being worked on and the target dates for their
  completion. New milestones will be first reviewed by the IESG. The
  working group will be on-going as long as the ADs believe it serves a
  useful purpose.