Registration Extensions for IPv6 over Low-Power Wireless Personal Area Network (6LoWPAN) Neighbor Discovery
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From: The IESG <email@example.com> To: IETF-Announce <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: The IESG <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, Gabriel.Montenegro@microsoft.com, Gabriel Montenegro <Gabriel.Montenegro@microsoft.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Protocol Action: 'Registration Extensions for 6LoWPAN Neighbor Discovery' to Proposed Standard (draft-ietf-6lo-rfc6775-update-21.txt) The IESG has approved the following document: - 'Registration Extensions for 6LoWPAN Neighbor Discovery' (draft-ietf-6lo-rfc6775-update-21.txt) as Proposed Standard This document is the product of the IPv6 over Networks of Resource-constrained Nodes Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Suresh Krishnan and Terry Manderson. A URL of this Internet Draft is: https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-ietf-6lo-rfc6775-update/
Technical Summary 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. Working Group Summary There has been plenty of discussion about these extensions in the working group. This document started in Oct. 2016 as an individual submission, but ideas were discussed even previous to that, including a requirements document (draft-thubert-6lo-rfc6775-update-reqs) which fed into this document, 6775bis. There have been 10 revisions based on implementation experience. Initially, it was a controversial document since it affects how IPv6 ND works in certain networks. This prompted some concern from IPv6 folks (e.g., Lorenzo Colitti) concerned that these modifications were not generally applicable to all link layers or situations. In response, the authors made changes to clarify the scope of the extensions. Section 2, in particular was modified as a result of these debates and exchanges. Document Quality These extensions have been implemented in open source (OpenWSN, Cisco IOS) and have been tested in 6TiSCH/6lo ETSI Plugtest. Personnel Gabriel Montenegro is the Document Shepherd. Suresh Krishnan is the Responsible Area Director.