An Update to 6LoWPAN ND
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6lo                                                      P. Thubert, Ed.
Internet-Draft                                                     cisco
Updates: 6775 (if approved)                                  E. Nordmark
Intended status: Standards Track
Expires: December 23, 2017                                S. Chakrabarti
                                                           June 21, 2017

                        An Update to 6LoWPAN ND
                    draft-ietf-6lo-rfc6775-update-06

Abstract

   This specification updates RFC 6775 - 6LoWPAN Neighbor Discovery, to
   clarify the role of the protocol as a registration technique,
   simplify the registration operation in 6LoWPAN routers, as well as to
   provide enhancements to the registration capabilities and mobility
   detection for different network topologies including the backbone
   routers performing proxy Neighbor Discovery in a low power network.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   2.  Applicability of Address Registration Options . . . . . . . .   3
   3.  Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   4.  Updating RFC 6775 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     4.1.  Extended Address Registration Option  . . . . . . . . . .   6
     4.2.  Transaction ID  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     4.3.  Owner Unique ID . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     4.4.  Registering the Target Address  . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     4.5.  Link-Local Addresses and Registration . . . . . . . . . .   8
     4.6.  Maintaining the Registration States . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   5.  Detecting Enhanced ARO Capability Support . . . . . . . . . .  10
   6.  Updated ND Options  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
     6.1.  The Enhanced Address Registration Option (EARO) . . . . .  11
     6.2.  New 6LoWPAN capability Bits in the Capability Indication
           Option  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
   7.  Backward Compatibility  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
     7.1.  Discovering the capabilities of an ND peer  . . . . . . .  14
       7.1.1.  Using the E Flag in the CIO . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
       7.1.2.  Using the T Flag in the EARO  . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
     7.2.  Legacy 6LoWPAN Node . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
     7.3.  Legacy 6LoWPAN Router . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
     7.4.  Legacy 6LoWPAN Border Router  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
   8.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
   9.  Privacy Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  18
   10. IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  18
   11. Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  20
   12. References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  20
     12.1.  Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  20
     12.2.  Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  21
     12.3.  External Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . .  23
   Appendix A.  Applicability and Requirements Served  . . . . . . .  24
   Appendix B.  Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  24
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