[rfc-dist] RFC 6554 on An IPv6 Routing Header for Source Routes with the Routing Protocol for Low-Power and Lossy Networks (RPL)

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        RFC 6554

        Title:      An IPv6 Routing Header for 
                    Source Routes with the Routing Protocol 
                    for Low-Power and Lossy Networks (RPL) 
        Author:     J. Hui, JP. Vasseur,
                    D. Culler, V. Manral
        Status:     Standards Track
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       March 2012
        Mailbox:    jonhui at cisco.com, 
                    jpv at cisco.com, 
                    culler at cs.berkeley.edu,  vishwas.manral at hp.com
        Pages:      13
        Characters: 30270
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-6man-rpl-routing-header-07.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc6554.txt

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]

This document is a product of the IPv6 Maintenance Working Group of the IETF.

This is now a Proposed Standard Protocol.

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