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 Chair and Sec'yPeter Yee (NSA-CSD/AKAYLA)
Vice ChairStephen Orr (Cisco)
Technical EditorCarol Ansley (Cox)

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
D0.2 CCMay 2022
Initial Letter Ballot (D1.0)Sep 2022
Recirculation (D2.0)Nov 2022
Initial SA Ballot (D3.0)Mar 2023
Final 802.11 WG approvalJul 2023
802 EC approvalSep 2023
RevCom and SASB approvalNov 2023


July 2022 - Hybrid Plenary

Achievement

Meeting Mangement Documents

Teleconference Plan
DateTime
Tuesday, July 269:30am ~ 11:30noon ET
Tuesday, August 29:30am ~ 11:30noon ET
Tuesday, August 99:30am ~ 11:30noon ET
Tuesday, August 169:30am ~ 11:30noon ET
Tuesday, August 239:30am ~ 11:30noon ET
Tuesday, August 309:30am ~ 11:30noon ET
Tuesday, September 69:30am ~ 11:30noon ET

Next meeting: Hybrid Interim September 2022


May 2022 - Virtual Interim

Achievement

Meeting Mangement Documents

Teleconference Plan
DateTime
Tuesday, May 2410:00am ~ 12:00noon ET
Tuesday, June 1410:00am ~ 12:00noon ET
Tuesday, June 2110:00am ~ 12:00noon ET
Tuesday, June 2810:00am ~ 12:00noon ET

Next meeting: Hybrid Plenary July 2022


March 2022 - Virtual Plenary

Achievement

Meeting Mangement Documents

Teleconference Plan
DateTime
Tuesday, Mar 299:00am ~ 11:00am ET
Thursday, Apr 77:00pm ~ 9:00pm ET
Tuesday, Apr 129:00am ~ 11:00am ET
Thursday, Apr 217:00pm ~ 9:00pm ET

Next meeting: Virtual Interim, May 2022


January 2022 - Virtual Interim

Achievement

Meeting Mangement Documents

Teleconference Plan
DateTime
Tuesday, Feb 89:00am ~ 11:00am ET
Thursday, Feb 175:00pm ~ 7:00pm ET
Tuesday, Feb 229:00am ~ 11:00am ET
Thursday, Mar 35:00pm ~ 7:00pm ET

Next meeting: Virtual Plenary, March 2022


November 2021 - Virtual Plenary

Achievement

Meeting Mangement Documents

Teleconference Plan
DateTime
Tuesday, Dec 79:00am ~ 11:00am ET
Thursday, Dec 167:00pm ~ 9:00pm ET
Thursday, Jan 67:00pm ~ 9:00pm ET
Tuesday, Jan 119:00am ~ 11:00am ET

Next meeting: Virtual Interim, January 2022


September 2021 - Virtual Interim

Achievement

Meeting Mangement Documents

Teleconference Plan
DateTime
Tuesday, Oct 129:00am ~ 11:00am ET
Thursday, Oct 217:00pm ~ 9:00pm ET
Tuesday, Oct 269:00am ~ 11:00am ET
Thursday, Nov 47:00pm ~ 9:00pm ET

Next meeting: Virtual Plenary, November 2021


July 2021 - Virtual Plenary

Achievement

Meeting Mangement Documents

Teleconference Plan
DateTime
Tuesday, Aug 109:00am ~ 11:00am ET
Thursday, Aug 197:00pm ~ 9:00pm ET
Tuesday, Aug 319:00am ~ 11:00am ET

Next meeting: Virtual Interim, September 2021


May 2021 - Virtual Interim

Achievement

Meeting Mangement Documents

Teleconference Plan
DateTime
Monday, June 141:00pm ~ 3:00pm ET
Monday, June 281:00pm ~ 3:00pm ET

Next meeting: Virtual Plenary, July 2021


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


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