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Mesh Link Establishment

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (6lo WG)
Expired & archived
Author Richard Kelsey
Last updated 2017-04-12 (Latest revision 2015-12-01)
Replaces draft-kelsey-6lo-mesh-link-establishment
RFC stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
Intended RFC status (None)
Additional resources Mailing list discussion
Stream WG state Dead WG Document
Document shepherd Gabriel Montenegro
IESG IESG state Expired
Consensus boilerplate Unknown
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Responsible AD (None)
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This document defines the mesh link establishment (MLE) protocol for establishing and configuring secure radio links in IEEE 802.15.4 radio mesh networks. MLE extends IEEE 802.15.4 for use in multihop mesh networks by adding three capabilities: 1) dynamically configuring and securing radio connections between neighboring devices, 2) enabling network-wide changes to shared radio parameters, and 3) allowing the determination of radio link quality prior to configuration. MLE operates below the routing layer, insulating it from the details of configuring, securing, and maintaining individual radio links within a larger mesh network.


Richard Kelsey

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