[rfc-dist] RFC 8724 on SCHC: Generic Framework for Static Context Header Compression and Fragmentation
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Title: SCHC: Generic Framework for Static
Context Header Compression and Fragmentation
Author: A. Minaburo,
Status: Standards Track
Date: April 2020
Mailbox: ana at ackl.io,
laurent.toutain at imt-atlantique.fr,
carlesgo at entel.upc.edu,
dominique.barthel at orange.com,
juancarlos.zuniga at sigfox.com
I-D Tag: draft-ietf-lpwan-ipv6-static-context-hc-24.txt
This document defines the Static Context Header Compression and
fragmentation (SCHC) framework, which provides both a header
compression mechanism and an optional fragmentation mechanism. SCHC
has been designed with Low-Power Wide Area Networks (LPWANs) in mind.
SCHC compression is based on a common static context stored both in
the LPWAN device and in the network infrastructure side. This
document defines a generic header compression mechanism and its
application to compress IPv6/UDP headers.
This document also specifies an optional fragmentation and reassembly
mechanism. It can be used to support the IPv6 MTU requirement over
the LPWAN technologies. Fragmentation is needed for IPv6 datagrams
that, after SCHC compression or when such compression was not
possible, still exceed the Layer 2 maximum payload size.
The SCHC header compression and fragmentation mechanisms are
independent of the specific LPWAN technology over which they are
used. This document defines generic functionalities and offers
flexibility with regard to parameter settings and mechanism choices.
This document standardizes the exchange over the LPWAN between two
SCHC entities. Settings and choices specific to a technology or a
product are expected to be grouped into profiles, which are specified
in other documents. Data models for the context and profiles are out
This document is a product of the IPv6 over Low Power Wide-Area Networks Working Group of the IETF.
This is now a Proposed Standard.
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