Packet-Loss Resiliency for Router Solicitations (RFC7559)
Original Publication Date: 2015-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2015-May-30
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
S. Krishnan: AUTHOR [+3]
As specified in [RFC4861], when an interface on a host is initialized, in order to obtain Router Advertisements quickly, a host transmits up to MAX_RTR_SOLICITATIONS (3) Router Solicitation (RS) messages, each separated by at least RTR_SOLICITATION_INTERVAL (4) seconds. In certain scenarios, these Router Solicitations transmitted by the host might be lost. For example, the host is connected to a bridged residential gateway over Ethernet or Wi-Fi. LAN connectivity is achieved at interface initialization, but the upstream WAN connectivity is not active yet. In this case, the host just gives up after the initial RS retransmits.
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) S. Krishnan Request for Comments: 7559 Ericsson Updates: 4861 D. Anipko Category: Standards Track Unaffiliated ISSN: 2070-1721 D. Thaler Microsoft May 2015
Packet-Loss Resiliency for Router Solicitations
When an interface on a host is initialized, the host transmits Router Solicitations in order to minimize the amount of time it needs to wait until the next unsolicited multicast Router Advertisement is received. In certain scenarios, these Router Solicitations transmitted by the host might be lost. This document specifies a mechanism for hosts to cope with the loss of the initial Router Solicitations.
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RFC 7559 Resilient RS Retransmission May 2015
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