[rfc-dist] RFC 8138 on IPv6 over Low-Power Wireless Personal Area Network (6LoWPAN) Routing Header

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        RFC 8138

        Title:      IPv6 over Low-Power Wireless Personal 
                    Area Network (6LoWPAN) Routing Header 
        Author:     P. Thubert, Ed.,
                    C. Bormann, 
                    L. Toutain,
                    R. Cragie
        Status:     Standards Track
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       April 2017
        Mailbox:    pthubert at cisco.com, 
                    cabo at tzi.org, 
                    Laurent.Toutain at IMT-Atlantique.fr,  
                    robert.cragie at arm.com
        Pages:      37
        Characters: 81825
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-roll-routing-dispatch-05.txt

        URL:        https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc8138

        DOI:        10.17487/RFC8138

This specification introduces a new IPv6 over Low-Power Wireless
Personal Area Network (6LoWPAN) dispatch type for use in 6LoWPAN
route-over topologies, which initially covers the needs of Routing
Protocol for Low-Power and Lossy Networks (RPL) data packet
compression (RFC 6550).  Using this dispatch type, this specification
defines a method to compress the RPL Option (RFC 6553) information
and Routing Header type 3 (RFC 6554), an efficient IP-in-IP
technique, and is extensible for more applications.

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.

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