IEEE P802.11 - RANDOMIZED AND CHANGING MAC ADDRESS (RCM) TOPIC INTEREST GROUP (TIG) - MEETING UPDATE


Status of IEEE 802.11 Randomized and changing MAC address Topic Interest Group

Amelia Andersdotter (Affiliation: ARTICLE19), Chair
Mark Hamilton (Affiliation: Ruckus/ARRIS), Vice-chair


Page Contents

Background

Goals

Documents

Final meeting: November 2019

Meeting: September 2019

Meeting: July 2019

Meeting: May 2019

Background: Randomized and changing MAC addresses

RCM TIG is an initiative within the IEEE 802.11 working group that will consider the merits and challenges presented by randomized and changing MAC addresses within an 802.11-based network, with particular considerations to already existing or upcoming deployments of such randomized and changing MAC addresses, including in non-802.11-based networks. The initiative started in the May 2019 meeting.

Goals of TIG

The TIG will consider at privacy and other aspects of how randomized and changing MAC addresses are currently used in different networking standards, and assess whether any recommendations are needed for network operators or changes are required to the IEEE 802.11 standard as per the TIGs assesssment, bearing in mind changes that were introduced to the 802.11 standard following amendment .11aq. See also 11-19-0588-r2 (by Amelia Andersdotter).

Find documents:

RCM TIG documents can be found at the RCM TIG mentor.


November 2019

The Randomized and changing MAC address TIG was scheduled to meet three times in Waikoloa, US on November 10-15, 2019, on Tuesday PM1 and EVE and Thursday AM1. After the Mid-Week Plenary, a fourth meeting was scheduled to allow for the finalization of the report.

Main documents

Achievements

The RCM TIG met four times during this week.

The group finalized its report and passed it to the Working Group. It concludes with a recommendation to form a study group with the aim of developing further the RCM impact mitigation strategies that were identified by the group, and also to consider future privacy work, for instance through the formation of a TIG. A presentation will be given during the Mid-Week Plenary in the January 2020 session in Irvine, US to further socialize these findings in the WG.


September 2019

The Randomized and changing MAC address TIG is meeting three times in Hanoi, Vietnam on September 15-20, 2019, on Tuesday PM1 and EVE and Thursday AM1.

Main documents

Achievements

The RCM TIG met three times during this week.

The group reviewed four submissions with text contributions for the draft report, an outline of which was published in August. Discussion on draft report and consideration of potential further text contributions (in particular finalizing the recommendations to the WG as a result of the TIG's work) will be undertaken in teleconferences in October, requested for Noon ET on Tuesday October 15, and Noon ET on Tuesday October 29, and in the November F2F in Waikoloa, US.


July 2019

The Randomized and changing MAC address TIG is meeting two times in Vienna, Austria on July 15-19, 2019, on Wednesday PM1 and Thursday AM1.

Main documents

Achievements

The RCM TIG met two times during this week.

The group reviewed five submissions. A first time-line and process for producing the outline of a draft report was discussed and tentatively agreed:


May 2019

The Randomized and changing MAC address TIG met for the first time in Atlanta, Georgia, on May 13-17, 2019.

Main documents

Achievements

The RCM TIG met two times during this week.

The group reviewed four submissions, including 11-19-0179-02-0arc (not available on RCM TIG mentor). Mark Hamilton (Ruckus/ARRIS) was appointed vice-chair.


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