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ROLL                                                     P. Thubert, Ed.
Internet-Draft                                                     Cisco
Updates: 6550, 6775 (if approved)                      February 13, 2018
Intended status: Standards Track
Expires: August 17, 2018

                                RPL-BIER
                  draft-thubert-roll-unaware-leaves-00

Abstract

   This specification updates RFC 6550 and RFC 6775 unicast routing
   service in a RPL domain to 6LoWPAN ND nodes that do not participate
   to the routing protocol.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   3.  Updating RFC 6550 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   4.  Updating RFC 6775 Update  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   5.  Updated EARO  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   6.  Protocol Operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     6.1.  6LN Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     6.2.  6LR Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     6.3.  RPL Root Operation  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     6.4.  6LBR Operation  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   7.  Implementation Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   8.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   9.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   10. Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   11. References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     11.1.  Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     11.2.  Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   Author's Address  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10

1.  Introduction

   The design of Low Power and Lossy Networks (LLNs) is generally
   focused on saving energy, which is the most constrained resource of
   all.  Other design constraints, such as a limited memory capacity,
   duty cycling of the LLN devices and low-power lossy transmissions,
   derive from that primary concern.

   The IETF produced the "Routing Protocol for Low Power and Lossy
   Networks" [RFC6550] (RPL) to provide routing services within such
   constraints.  RPL is a Distance-Vector protocol, which, compared to
   link-state protocols, limits the amount of topological knowledge that
   needs to be installed and maintained in each node.  RPL also
   leverages Routing Stretch to reduce further the amount of control
   traffic and routing state that is required to operate the protocol.
   Finally, broken routes may be fixed lazily and on-demand, based on
   dataplane inconsistency discovery, which avoids wasting energy in the
   proactive repair of unused paths.

   In order to cope with lossy transmissions, RPL forms Direction-
   Oriented Directed Acyclic Graphs (DODAGs) using DODAG Information
   Solicitation (DIS) and DODAG Information Object (DIO) messages.  For
   most of the nodes, though not all, a DODAG provides multiple
   forwarding solutions towards the Root of the topology via so-called
   parents.  Because it is designed to adapt to fuzzy connectivity with
   lazy control, RPL can only provide a best effort routability,
   connecting most of the LLN nodes, most of the time.  RPL provides
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