Terminology for Constrained-Node Networks (RFC7228)
Original Publication Date: 2014-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2014-May-15
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
C. Bormann: AUTHOR [+3]
Small devices with limited CPU, memory, and power resources, so- called "constrained devices" (often used as sensors/actuators, smart objects, or smart devices) can form a network, becoming "constrained nodes" in that network. Such a network may itself exhibit constraints, e.g., with unreliable or lossy channels, limited and unpredictable bandwidth, and a highly dynamic topology.
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) C. Bormann Request for Comments: 7228 Universitaet Bremen TZI Category: Informational M. Ersue ISSN: 2070-1721 Nokia Solutions and Networks A. Keranen Ericsson May 2014
Terminology for Constrained-Node Networks
The Internet Protocol Suite is increasingly used on small devices with severe constraints on power, memory, and processing resources, creating constrained-node networks. This document provides a number of basic terms that have been useful in the standardization work for constrained-node networks.
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RFC 7228 CNN Terminology May 2014
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