Configuration option for RFC 8138
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ROLL                                                     P. Thubert, Ed.
Internet-Draft                                                   L. Zhao
Updates: 6550,8138 (if approved)                           Cisco Systems
Intended status: Standards Track                            July 8, 2019
Expires: January 9, 2020

                   Configuration option for RFC 8138
                  draft-thubert-roll-turnon-rfc8138-03

Abstract

   This document complements RFC 8138 and dedicates a bit in the RPL
   configuration option defined in RFC 6550 to indicate whether RFC 8138
   compression is used within the RPL instance.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  BCP 14  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   3.  Updating RFC 6550 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   4.  Updating RFC 8138 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   5.  Transition Scenarios  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     5.1.  Inconsistent State While Migrating  . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     5.2.  Single Instance Scenario  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     5.3.  Double Instance Scenario  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     5.4.  Rolling Back  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   6.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   7.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   8.  Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   9.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     9.1.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     9.2.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7

1.  Introduction

   The transition to [RFC8138] in a network can only be done when all
   nodes support the specification.  In a mixed case with both
   RFC8138-capable and non-capable nodes, the compression should be
   turned off.

   This document complements RFC 8138 and dedicates a bit in the RPL
   configuration option to indicate whether RFC 8138 compression should
   be used within the RPL instance.  When the bit is not set, source
   nodes that support RFC 8138 should refrain from using the compression
   unless the information is superseded by configuration.

2.  BCP 14

   The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT",
   "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "NOT RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and
   "OPTIONAL" in this document are to be interpreted as described in BCP
   14 [RFC2119][RFC8174] when, and only when, they appear in all
   capitals, as shown here.

3.  Updating RFC 6550

   RPL defines a configuration option that is registered to IANA in
   section 20.14. of [RFC6550].  This specification defines a new flag
   "Enable RFC8138 Compression" (T) that is encoded in one of the
   reserved control bits in the option.  The new flag is set to turn on
   the use of the compression of RPL artifacts with RFC 8138.

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4.  Updating RFC 8138

   This document specifies controls that enable and disable the use of
   the [RFC8138] compression in a RPL Instance.  Arguably, this could
   have been done in [RFC8138] itself.
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