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A Security Framework for Routing over Low Power and Lossy Networks

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (roll WG)
Authors Tzeta Tsao , Roger Alexander , Mischa Dohler , Vanesa Daza , Angel Lozano
Last updated 2015-10-14 (Latest revision 2012-01-12)
Replaces draft-tsao-roll-security-framework
Replaced by RFC 7416
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This document presents a security framework for routing over low power and lossy networks (LLN). The development builds upon previous work on routing security and adapts the assessments to the issues and constraints specific to low power and lossy networks. A systematic approach is used in defining and evaluating the security threats and identifying applicable countermeasures. These assessments provide the basis of the security recommendations for incorporation into low power, lossy network routing protocols. As an illustration, this framework is applied to IPv6 Routing Protocol for Low Power and Lossy Networks (RPL).


Tzeta Tsao
Roger Alexander
Mischa Dohler
Vanesa Daza
Angel Lozano

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