Terms Used in IPv6 over the TSCH mode of IEEE 802.15.4e
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6TiSCH                                               MR. Palattella, Ed.
Internet-Draft                                                      LIST
Intended status: Informational                                P. Thubert
Expires: September 3, 2018                                         cisco
                                                             T. Watteyne
                                                          Analog Devices
                                                                 Q. Wang
                                         Univ. of Sci. and Tech. Beijing
                                                           March 2, 2018

        Terms Used in IPv6 over the TSCH mode of IEEE 802.15.4e
                    draft-ietf-6tisch-terminology-10

Abstract

   This document provides a glossary of terminology used in IPv6 over
   the TSCH mode of IEEE 802.15.4e (6TiSCH).  This document extends
   existing terminology documents for Low-power and Lossy Networks.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   3.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   4.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     4.1.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     4.2.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     4.3.  External Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8

1.  Introduction

   The IEEE802.15.4 Medium Access Control (MAC) has evolved with the
   Time Slotted Channel Hopping (TSCH) mode for industrial-type
   applications.

   This document provides additional terminology elements to cover terms
   that are new to the context of TSCH wireless networks and other
   deterministic networks.

2.  Terminology

   The draft extends [RFC7102] and use terms from [RFC6550] and
   [RFC6552], which are all included here by reference.

   The draft does not reuse terms from IEEE802.15.4 such as "path" or
   "link" which bear a meaning that is quite different from classical
   IETF parlance.

   This document adds the following terms:

   6TiSCH (IPv6 over the TSCH mode of IEEE 802.15.4e):  It defines the
               6top sublayer, a set of protocols for setting up a TSCH
               schedule in distributed approach, and a security
               solution.

   6top (6TiSCH Operation Sublayer):  The next highest layer of the
               IEEE802.15.4 TSCH medium access control layer.  It
               implements and terminates 6P, and contains at least one
               SF.

   6P (6top Protocol):  Allows neighbor nodes to communicate to add/
               delete cells to one another in their TSCH schedule.

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   6P Transaction:  Part of 6P, the action of two neighbors exchanging a
               6P request message and the corresponding 6P response
               message.

   ASN (Absolute Slot Number):  The total number of timeslots that have
               elapsed since the PAN coordinator has started the TSCH
               network.  Incremented by one at each timeslot.  It is
               wide enough to not roll over in practice.
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