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Multicast Protocol for Low-Power and Lossy Networks (MPL) Parameter Configuration Option for DHCPv6 (RFC7774) Disclosure Number: IPCOM000245563D
Original Publication Date: 2016-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2016-Mar-17
Document File: 20 page(s) / 22K

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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.

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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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   This is an Internet Standards Track document.

   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    Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).  Further information on    Internet Standards is available in Section 2 of RFC 5741.

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Doi & Gillmore               Standards Track                    [Page 1]
 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...