RFC 6551

Routing Metrics Used for Path Calculation in Low-Power and Lossy Networks, March 2012

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JP. Vasseur, Ed.
M. Kim, Ed.
K. Pister
N. Dejean
D. Barthel
roll (rtg)

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DOI:  https://doi.org/10.17487/RFC6551

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Low-Power and Lossy Networks (LLNs) have unique characteristics compared with traditional wired and ad hoc networks that require the specification of new routing metrics and constraints. By contrast, with typical Interior Gateway Protocol (IGP) routing metrics using hop counts or link metrics, this document specifies a set of link and node routing metrics and constraints suitable to LLNs to be used by the Routing Protocol for Low-Power and Lossy Networks (RPL). [STANDARDS-TRACK]

For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 8729.

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