Terminology in IPv6 over the TSCH mode of IEEE 802.15.4e
draft-ietf-6tisch-terminology-09

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6TiSCH                                               MR. Palattella, Ed.
Internet-Draft                                                      LIST
Intended status: Informational                                P. Thubert
Expires: December 21, 2017                                         cisco
                                                             T. Watteyne
                                       Linear Technology / Dust Networks
                                                                 Q. Wang
                                         Univ. of Sci. and Tech. Beijing
                                                           June 19, 2017

        Terminology in IPv6 over the TSCH mode of IEEE 802.15.4e
                    draft-ietf-6tisch-terminology-09

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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   4.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     4.1.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     4.2.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     4.3.  External Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10

1.  Introduction

   The IEEE802.15.4 Medium Access Control (MAC) has evolved with the
   Time Slotted Channel Hopping (TSCH) mode for industrial-type
   applications.  It provides deterministic capabilities to the point
   that a packet that pertains to a certain flow crosses the network
   from node to node following a very precise schedule, like a train
   leaves intermediate stations at precise times along its path.

   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 IEEE802.15.4e 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 Timeslotted Channel Hopping (TSCH) mode of
               IEEE802.15.4e.  It defines (i) the 6top sublayer; (ii) a
               set of protocols for setting up a TSCH schedule in
               distributed approach, for managing the allocation of
               resources; and (iii) the architecture to bind them
               together, for use in IPv6 TSCH based networks.

   6top:       The "6TiSCH Operation Sublayer" (6top) is the next
               highest layer of the IEEE802.15.4e TSCH medium access

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