Applicability Statement: The use of the RPL protocol set in Home Automation and Building Control
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Roll                                                           A. Brandt
Internet-Draft                                             Sigma Designs
Intended status: Informational                               E. Baccelli
Expires: August 17, 2014                                           INRIA
                                                               R. Cragie
                                                               Gridmerge
                                                         P. van der Stok
                                                              Consultant
                                                       February 13, 2014

    Applicability Statement: The use of the RPL protocol set in Home
                    Automation and Building Control
             draft-ietf-roll-applicability-home-building-02

Abstract

   The purpose of this document is to provide guidance in the selection
   and use of RPL protocols to implement the features required for
   control in building and home environments.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     1.1.  Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     1.2.  Required Reading  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     1.3.  Out of scope requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   2.  Deployment Scenario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     2.1.  Network Topologies  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     2.2.  Traffic Characteristics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
       2.2.1.  General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
       2.2.2.  Source-sink (SS) communication paradigm . . . . . . .   7
       2.2.3.  Publish-subscribe (PS, or pub/sub)) communication
               paradigm  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
       2.2.4.  Peer-to-peer (P2P) communication paradigm . . . . . .   8
       2.2.5.  Peer-to-multipeer (P2MP) communication paradigm . . .   8
       2.2.6.  N-cast communication paradigm . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
       2.2.7.  RPL applicability per communication paradigm  . . . .   8
     2.3.  Layer-2 applicability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   3.  Using RPL to meet Functional Requirements . . . . . . . . . .  10
   4.  RPL Profile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
     4.1.  RPL Features  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
       4.1.1.  RPL Instances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
       4.1.2.  Storing vs. Non-Storing Mode  . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
       4.1.3.  DAO Policy  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
       4.1.4.  Path Metrics  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
       4.1.5.  Objective Function  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
       4.1.6.  DODAG Repair  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
       4.1.7.  Multicast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
       4.1.8.  Security  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
       4.1.9.  P2P communications  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
       4.1.10. IPv6 adddress configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
     4.2.  Layer 2 features  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
     4.3.  Recommended Configuration Defaults and Ranges . . . . . .  14
       4.3.1.  RPL-P2P parameters  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
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