Using RPL Headers Without IP-in-IP

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Authors Jonathan Hui  , Pascal Thubert  , Vasseur Jp 
Last updated 2010-07-28
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Routing for Low Power and Lossy Networks (RPL) is a routing protocol designed for Low power and Lossy Networks (LLNs). RPL includes routing information in IPv6 data plane datagrams to help maintain the routing topology. When forwarding a datagram into a RPL domain, a RPL router may need to expand the datagram to include routing information in IPv6 Extension headers. A generic solution has been defined that uses IP-in-IP tunneling to include RPL routing information. This document describes an alternative to inserting and removing RPL information in datagrams without the use of IP-in-IP tunneling.


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