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When to use RFC 6553, 6554 and IPv6-in-IPv6

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Authors Ines Robles , Michael Richardson , Pascal Thubert
Last updated 2017-01-19 (Latest revision 2016-07-18)
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This document looks at different data flows through LLN (Low-Power and Lossy Networks) where RPL (IPv6 Routing Protocol for Low-Power and Lossy Networks) is used to establish routing. The document enumerates the cases where RFC 6553, RFC 6554 and IPv6-in-IPv6 encapsulation is required. This analysis provides the basis on which to design efficient compression of these headers.


Ines Robles
Michael Richardson
Pascal Thubert

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