IEEE P802.11-TASK GROUP BH (RCM) MEETING UPDATE


Status of Project IEEE P802.11bh - Randomized and Changing MAC addresses

Task Group Leadership

ChairMark Hamilton (Ruckus/CommScope)
Vice ChairPeter Yee (NSA-CSD/AKAYLA)
Vice ChairStephen Orr (Cisco)
SecretaryGraham Smith (SR Technologies)
Technical EditorVacant

Background

IEEE Std 802.11aq formalized MAC privacy for 802.11 STAs, which includes changing their MAC address and/or using a randomized MAC address. While it is recognized that MAC address randomization supports user privacy, changing MAC addresses can have a wide range of repercussions impacting not only 802.11 networks, but also many related services.

In Feb 2021, the RCM task group (802.11 TGbh) was formed to develop an amendment to the IEEE 802.11 Standard to mitigate these impacts, while continuing to protect the user privacy advantages provided by randomized and/or changing MAC addresses.


Task Group Documents

The lastest version of the task group offical documents can be found here.

Task Group Timeline

The lastest version of the task group timeline is as below.

MILESTONE TIME
PAR approvedFeb 2021
First TG meetingMar 2021
D0.1Nov 2021
Initial Letter Ballot (D1.0)Mar 2022
Recirculation (D2.0)Jul 2022
Initial SA Ballot (D3.0)Nov 2022
Final 802.11 WG approvalMar 2023
802 EC approvalMay 2023
RevCom and SASB approvalMay 2023


March 2021 - Virtual Plenary (TGbh's first meeting)

Achievement

Meeting Mangement Documents

Teleconference Plan
DateTime
Monday, March 2910:00am ~ 12:00(noon) ET
Monday, April 1210:00am ~ 12:00(noon) ET

Next meeting: Virtual Interim, May 2021


USEFUL LINKS TO OTHER SITES:

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