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IPv6 over networks of resource-constrained nodes

The information below is for an older proposed charter
Document Proposed charter IPv6 over Networks of Resource-constrained Nodes WG (6lo) Snapshot
Title IPv6 over networks of resource-constrained nodes
Last updated 2013-09-09
State Start Chartering/Rechartering (Internal Steering Group/IAB Review) Rechartering
WG State Proposed
IESG Responsible AD Erik Kline
Charter edit AD Brian Haberman
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6Lo focuses on Internet Area work that is needed for constrained node networks,
as the term is defined by the LWIG working group.

Specifically, it will work on:

1. IPv6-over-foo adaptation layer specifications using 6LoWPAN technologies
(RFC4944, RFC6282, RFC6775) for link layer technologies of interest in
constrained node networks

2. Related MIB modules

3. Specifications, such as header compression, that are applicable to more
than one adaptation layer specification

4. Maintenance and informational documents required for the existing IETF
specifications in this space.

Only specifications targeting constrained node networks are in scope. 6Lo will
work closely with the 6man working group, which will continue to work on
IP-over-foo documents outside the constrained node network space and will
continue to be the focal point for IPv6 maintenance. For adaptation layer
specifications that do not have implications on IPv6 architecture, 6man will be
notified about 6Lo's working group last call. Specifications that might
have such an impact (e.g., by using IPv6 addresses in a specific way or by
introducing new ND options) will be closely coordinated with 6man, and/or
specific parts will be fanned out to 6man documents. Beyond 6man, 6Lo will also
coordinate with LWIG and INTAREA.

6Lo works on small, focused pieces of Internet Area work. 6Lo does not take on
larger cross-layer efforts. The working group will continue to reuse existing
protocols and mechanisms whenever reasonable and possible.

Security and management work that is not specific to the link layers being
worked on is out of scope. Work related to routing is out of scope. 6Lo
will coordinate closely with the working groups in other areas that focus
on constrained node networks, such as ROLL (RTG) and CoRE (APP).