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IPv6 Backbone Router

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (individual)
Expired & archived
Author Pascal Thubert
Last updated 2016-05-12 (Latest revision 2015-11-09)
Replaced by draft-ietf-6lo-backbone-router
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Stream Stream state (No stream defined)
Consensus boilerplate Unknown
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IESG IESG state Replaced by draft-ietf-6lo-backbone-router
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This Internet-Draft is no longer active. A copy of the expired Internet-Draft is available in these formats:


This specification proposes an update to IPv6 Neighbor Discovery, to enhance the operation of IPv6 over wireless links that exhibit lossy multicast support, and enable a large degree of scalability by splitting the broadcast domains. A higher speed backbone federates multiple wireless links to form a large MultiLink Subnet. Backbone Routers acting as Layer-3 Access Point route packets to registered nodes, where an classical Layer-2 Access Point would bridge. Conversely, wireless nodes register to the Backbone Router to setup routing services in a fashion that is essentially similar to a classical Layer-2 association.


Pascal Thubert

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