[rfc-dist] RFC 6206 on The Trickle Algorithm

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        RFC 6206

        Title:      The Trickle Algorithm 
        Author:     P. Levis, T. Clausen,
                    J. Hui, O. Gnawali,
                    J. Ko
        Status:     Standards Track
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       March 2011
        Mailbox:    pal at cs.stanford.edu, 
                    T.Clausen at computer.org, 
                    jhui at archrock.com,  
                    gnawali at cs.stanford.edu, 
                    jgko at cs.jhu.edu
        Pages:      13
        Characters: 30283
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-roll-trickle-08.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc6206.txt

The Trickle algorithm allows nodes in a lossy shared medium (e.g.,
low-power and lossy networks) to exchange information in a highly
robust, energy efficient, simple, and scalable manner.  Dynamically
adjusting transmission windows allows Trickle to spread new
information on the scale of link-layer transmission times while
sending only a few messages per hour when information does not
change.  A simple suppression mechanism and transmission point
selection allow Trickle's communication rate to scale logarithmically
with density.  This document describes the Trickle algorithm and
considerations in its use.  [STANDARDS-TRACK]

This document is a product of the Routing Over Low power and Lossy networks Working Group of the IETF.

This is now a Proposed Standard Protocol.

STANDARDS TRACK: This document specifies an Internet standards track
protocol for the Internet community,and requests discussion and suggestions
for improvements.  Please refer to the current edition of the Internet
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