LPWAN Static Context Header Compression (SCHC) and fragmentation for IPv6 and UDP
draft-ietf-lpwan-ipv6-static-context-hc-03

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lpwan Working Group                                          A. Minaburo
Internet-Draft                                                    Acklio
Intended status: Informational                                L. Toutain
Expires: November 6, 2017                                 IMT-Atlantique
                                                                C. Gomez
                                    Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya
                                                            May 05, 2017

  LPWAN Static Context Header Compression (SCHC) and fragmentation for
                              IPv6 and UDP
               draft-ietf-lpwan-ipv6-static-context-hc-03

Abstract

   This document describes a header compression scheme and fragmentation
   functionality for IPv6/UDP protocols.  These techniques are
   especially tailored for LPWAN (Low Power Wide Area Network) networks
   and could be extended to other protocol stacks.

   The Static Context Header Compression (SCHC) offers a great level of
   flexibility when processing the header fields.  Static context means
   that information stored in the context which, describes field values,
   does not change during the packet transmission, avoiding complex
   resynchronization mechanisms, incompatible with LPWAN
   characteristics.  In most of the cases, IPv6/UDP headers are reduced
   to a small identifier.

   This document describes the generic compression/decompression process
   and applies it to IPv6/UDP headers.  Similar mechanisms for other
   protocols such as CoAP will be described in a separate document.
   Moreover, this document specifies fragmentation and reassembly
   mechanims for SCHC compressed packets exceeding the L2 pdu size and
   for the case where the SCHC compression is not possible then the
   IPv6/UDP packet is sent.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   2.  Vocabulary  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   3.  Static Context Header Compression . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     3.1.  Rule ID . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     3.2.  Packet processing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   4.  Matching operators  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   5.  Compression Decompression Actions (CDA) . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     5.1.  not-sent CDA  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     5.2.  value-sent CDA  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     5.3.  mapping-sent  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     5.4.  LSB CDA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     5.5.  DEViid-DID, APPiid-DID CDA  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
     5.6.  Compute-* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
   6.  Application to IPv6 and UDP headers . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
     6.1.  IPv6 version field  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
     6.2.  IPv6 Traffic class field  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
     6.3.  Flow label field  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
     6.4.  Payload Length field  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
     6.5.  Next Header field . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
     6.6.  Hop Limit field . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
     6.7.  IPv6 addresses fields . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
       6.7.1.  IPv6 source and destination prefixes  . . . . . . . .  13
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