RFC 6554

An IPv6 Routing Header for Source Routes with the Routing Protocol for Low-Power and Lossy Networks (RPL), March 2012

Canonical URL:
https://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc6554.txt
File formats:
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Status:
PROPOSED STANDARD
Authors:
J. Hui
JP. Vasseur
D. Culler
V. Manral
Stream:
IETF
Source:
6man (int)

Cite this RFC: TXT  |  XML

DOI:  10.17487/RFC6554

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Abstract

In Low-Power and Lossy Networks (LLNs), memory constraints on routers may limit them to maintaining, at most, a few routes. In some configurations, it is necessary to use these memory-constrained routers to deliver datagrams to nodes within the LLN. The Routing Protocol for Low-Power and Lossy Networks (RPL) can be used in some deployments to store most, if not all, routes on one (e.g., the Directed Acyclic Graph (DAG) root) or a few routers and forward the IPv6 datagram using a source routing technique to avoid large routing tables on memory-constrained routers. This document specifies a new IPv6 Routing header type for delivering datagrams within a RPL routing domain. [STANDARDS-TRACK]


For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.


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