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Why Reactive Protocols are Ill-Suited for LLNs

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Authors Joydeep Tripathi , Jaudelice C. de Oliveira , C. Chauvenet, JP Vasseur
Last updated 2014-07-21 (Latest revision 2014-01-06)
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This document describes serious issues and shortcomings regarding the use of reactive routing protocols in low power and lossy networks (LLNs). Routing requirements for various LLN deployments are discussed in order to judge how reactive routing may or may not adhere to the necessary criteria.


Joydeep Tripathi
Jaudelice C. de Oliveira
C. Chauvenet
JP Vasseur

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