Multicast Protocol for Low-Power and Lossy Networks (MPL) Parameter Configuration Option for DHCPv6 (RFC7774)
Original Publication Date: 2016-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2016-Mar-17
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
Y. Doi: AUTHOR [+2]
The Multicast Protocol for Low-Power and Lossy Networks (MPL) [RFC7731] defines a protocol to make a multicast network among low-power and lossy networks, e.g., wireless mesh networks. MPL has a set of parameters to control an MPL Domain. The parameters control the trade-off between end-to-end delay and network utilization. In most environments, the default parameters are acceptable. However, in some environments, the parameter set must be configured carefully in order to meet the requirements of each environment. According to Section 5.4 of [RFC7731], each parameter in the set should be the same for all nodes within an MPL Domain, but [RFC7731] does not define a method to configure the MPL parameter set.
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) Y. Doi Request for Comments: 7774 Toshiba Corporation Category: Standards Track M. Gillmore ISSN: 2070-1721 Itron, Inc. March 2016
Multicast Protocol for Low-Power and Lossy Networks (MPL) Parameter Configuration Option for DHCPv6
This document defines a way to configure a parameter set for MPL (Multicast Protocol for Low-Power and Lossy Networks) via a DHCPv6 option. MPL has a set of parameters to control its behavior, and the parameter set is often configured as a network-wide parameter because the parameter set should be identical for each MPL Forwarder in an MPL Domain. Using the MPL Parameter Configuration Option defined in this document, a network can easily be configured with a single set of MPL parameters.
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RFC 7774 MPL Configuration for DHCPv6 March 2016
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Table of Contents
1. Introduction ....................................................2
2. MPL Parameter Configuration Option ..............................3
2.1. MPL Parameter C...