Transmission of IPv6 over Master-Slave/Token-Passing (MS/TP) Networks (RFC8163)
Original Publication Date: 2017-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2017-May-06
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
K. Lynn: AUTHOR [+4]
Master-Slave/Token-Passing (MS/TP) is a Medium Access Control (MAC) protocol for the RS-485 [TIA-485-A] physical layer and is used primarily in building automation networks. This specification defines the frame format for transmission of IPv6 [RFC2460] packets and the method of forming link-local and statelessly autoconfigured IPv6 addresses on MS/TP networks. The general approach is to adapt elements of the 6LoWPAN specifications ([RFC4944], [RFC6282], and [RFC6775]) to constrained wired networks, as noted below.
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) K. Lynn, Ed. Request for Comments: 8163 Verizon Labs Category: Standards Track J. Martocci ISSN: 2070-1721 Johnson Controls C. Neilson Delta Controls S. Donaldson Honeywell May 2017
Transmission of IPv6 over Master-Slave/Token-Passing (MS/TP) Networks
Master-Slave/Token-Passing (MS/TP) is a medium access control method for the RS-485 physical layer and is used primarily in building automation networks. This specification defines the frame format for transmission of IPv6 packets and the method of forming link-local and statelessly autoconfigured IPv6 addresses on MS/TP networks.
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Lynn, et al. Standards Track [Page 1]
RFC 8163 IPv6 over MS/TP (6LoBAC) May 2017
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