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

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.


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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