An IPv6 Routing Header for Source Routes with the Routing Protocol for Low-Power and Lossy Networks (RPL)
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From: The IESG <email@example.com> To: IETF-Announce <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: RFC Editor <email@example.com>, 6man mailing list <firstname.lastname@example.org>, 6man chair <email@example.com> Subject: Protocol Action: 'An IPv6 Routing Header for Source Routes with RPL' to Proposed Standard (draft-ietf-6man-rpl-routing-header-07.txt) The IESG has approved the following document: - 'An IPv6 Routing Header for Source Routes with RPL' (draft-ietf-6man-rpl-routing-header-07.txt) as a Proposed Standard This document is the product of the IPv6 Maintenance Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Jari Arkko and Ralph Droms. A URL of this Internet Draft is: http://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-ietf-6man-rpl-routing-header/
Technical Summary In Low power and Lossy Networks (LLNs), memory constraints on routers may limit them to maintaining at most a few routes. In some configurations, it is necessary to use these memory constrained routers to deliver datagrams to nodes within the LLN. The Routing for Low Power and Lossy Networks (RPL) protocol can be used in some deployments to store most, if not all, routes on one (e.g. the Directed Acyclic Graph (DAG) root) or few routers and forward the IPv6 datagram using a source routing technique to avoid large routing tables on memory constrained routers. This document specifies a new IPv6 Routing header type for delivering datagrams within a RPL domain. Working Group Summary This document was reviewed by the 6man and RPL WGs and represents the consensus of those groups. Document Quality Several external groups have indicated their plans to carry out large-scale deployments using the RPL option defined in this document. Personnel Brian Haberman (firstname.lastname@example.org) is the document shepherd. Jari Arkko is the responsible Area Director. RFC Editor Note In the IANA consideration section, please remove the duplicated "assigned assigned": This document defines a new IPv6 Routing Type, the "RPL Source Route Header", and hass been assigned assigned number TBD by IANA.