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Mesh Link Establishment

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (individual)
Expired & archived
Author Richard Kelsey
Last updated 2015-07-06
Replaced by draft-ietf-6lo-mesh-link-establishment
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This document defines the mesh link establishment (MLE) protocol for establishing and configuring secure radio links in IEEE 802.15.4 radio mesh networks. MLE extends IEEE 802.15.4 for use in multihop mesh networks by adding three capabilities: 1) dynamically configuring and securing radio links, 2) enabling network-wide changes to radio parameters, and 3) determining link quality prior to link configuration MLE operates below the routing layer, insulating it from the details of configuring, securing, and maintaining individual radio links within a larger mesh network.


Richard Kelsey

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