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Virtual reassembly buffers in 6LoWPAN

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (candidate for lwig WG)
Expired & archived
Author Carsten Bormann
Last updated 2018-05-06 (Latest revision 2018-01-25)
Replaced by draft-ietf-lwig-6lowpan-virtual-reassembly
RFC stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
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When employing adaptation layer fragmentation in 6LoWPAN, it may be beneficial for a forwarder not to have to reassemble each packet in its entirety before forwarding it. This has been always possible with the original fragmentation design of RFC 4944. Apart from a brief mention of the way to do this in Section 2.5.2 of the 6LoWPAN book, this has not been extensively described in the literature. The present document attempts to fill that gap.


Carsten Bormann

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