RFC 9008

Using RPI Option Type, Routing Header for Source Routes, and IPv6-in-IPv6 Encapsulation in the RPL Data Plane, April 2021

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Status:
PROPOSED STANDARD
Updates:
RFC 6553, RFC 6550, RFC 8138
Authors:
M.I. Robles
M. Richardson
P. Thubert
Stream:
IETF
Source:
roll (rtg)

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DOI:  10.17487/RFC9008

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Abstract

This document looks at different data flows through Low-Power and Lossy Networks (LLN) where RPL (IPv6 Routing Protocol for Low-Power and Lossy Networks) is used to establish routing. The document enumerates the cases where RPL Packet Information (RPI) Option Type (RFC 6553), RPL Source Route Header (RFC 6554), and IPv6-in-IPv6 encapsulation are required in the data plane. This analysis provides the basis upon which to design efficient compression of these headers. This document updates RFC 6553 by adding a change to the RPI Option Type. Additionally, this document updates RFC 6550 by defining a flag in the DODAG Information Object (DIO) Configuration option to indicate this change and updates RFC 8138 as well to consider the new Option Type when the RPL Option is decompressed.


For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 8729.