Master-Slave/Token-Passing (MS/TP) is a medium access control method
for the RS-485 physical layer, which is used extensively in building
automation networks. This specification defines the frame format for
transmission of IPv6 packets and the method of forming link-local and
statelessly autoconfigured IPv6 addresses on MS/TP networks in the context
of 6loWPAN specifications ( RFC4944, RFC6282, RFC6775).
Working Group Summary
Due to the nature of MS/TP (wired constraiend network) deployment and its requirement on compressed header
format, the author expressed concerns over draft-ietf-6man-default-iids restrictions and suggestions for using
privacy addresses as default for link-local Ipv6 addresses.
Section 6 of the document addresses privacy while forming the forwardable IPv6 address.
The document has been reviewed and discussed by many 6lo experts in the WG including Carsten Bormann,
Dave Thaler, Samita Chakrabarti, Peter van Der Stock, James Woodyatt, Alex Petrescue, Geoff Mulligan, Don Sturek
etc. - some on-line and some of them provided comments off-line.
An implementation of lobac exists and they participated on a 6lo plugtest in Yokohama IETF94.
Since the document is closely co-ordinated with ASHER/BACNET Building networks SDO, it is assumed that many
other vendors will adopt the solution once it is a published RFC.
Document Shepherd is Samita Chakrabarti
Responsible AD is Suresh Krishnan