Forwarder Policy for Multicast with Admin-Local Scope in the Multicast Protocol for Low-Power and Lossy Networks (MPL)
RFC 7732

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Last updated 2016-02-18
Replaces draft-vanderstok-roll-admin-local-policy
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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                   P. van der Stok
Request for Comments: 7732                                    Consultant
Category: Informational                                        R. Cragie
ISSN: 2070-1721                                                 ARM Ltd.
                                                           February 2016

         Forwarder Policy for Multicast with Admin-Local Scope
    in the Multicast Protocol for Low-Power and Lossy Networks (MPL)

Abstract

   The purpose of this document is to specify an automated policy for
   the routing of Multicast Protocol for Low-Power and Lossy Networks
   (MPL) multicast messages with Admin-Local scope in a border router.

Status of This Memo

   This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is
   published for informational purposes.

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force
   (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has
   received public review and has been approved for publication by the
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   Standard; see Section 2 of RFC 5741.

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van der Stok & Cragie         Informational                     [Page 1]
RFC 7732                 MPL Admin-Local Policy            February 2016

Table of Contents

   1. Introduction ....................................................2
      1.1. Requirements Language ......................................4
      1.2. Terminology and Acronyms ...................................4
   2. Network Identifier ..............................................4
      2.1. IEEE 802.15.4 ..............................................5
      2.2. IEEE 802.11 ................................................5
      2.3. ITU-T G.9959 ...............................................5
      2.4. BLUETOOTH(R) Low Energy ....................................5
   3. MPL4 Router .....................................................5
      3.1. MPL Interface Parameters ...................................6
      3.2. Determination of MPL4 Zone .................................6
   4. Admin-Local Policy ..............................................7
      4.1. Legal Multicast Messages ...................................7
      4.2. Forwarding Legal Packets ...................................8
           4.2.1. MPL Message .........................................8
           4.2.2. Multicast Messages without MPL Option ...............9
      4.3. Encryption Rules ...........................................9
   5. MPL Domains and Zones ...........................................9
   6. Default Parameter Values .......................................10
   7. Security Considerations ........................................11
   8. References .....................................................12
      8.1. Normative References ......................................12
      8.2. Informative References ....................................14
   Acknowledgements ..................................................15
   Authors' Addresses ................................................15

1.  Introduction

   Multicast scopes are defined in [RFC4291].  [RFC7346] extends the
   scope definition with this text:

   "Interface-Local, Link-Local, and Realm-Local scope boundaries are
   automatically derived from physical connectivity or other
   non-multicast-related configurations.  Global scope has no boundary.
   The boundaries of all other non-reserved scopes of Admin-Local or
   larger are administratively configured."

   The Admin-Local scope must therefore be administratively configured.
   In this document, "administratively configured" does not imply
   actions by a human beyond installing the protocol specified herein.
   "Administratively configured" means an automatic derivation as
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