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Minimal IPv6 over the TSCH Mode of IEEE 802.15.4e (6TiSCH) Configuration (RFC8180) Disclosure Number: IPCOM000250108D
Original Publication Date: 2017-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2017-Jun-01
Document File: 56 page(s) / 60K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

X. Vilajosana: AUTHOR [+4]


A 6TiSCH network provides IPv6 connectivity [RFC2460] over a Time- Slotted Channel Hopping (TSCH) mesh [RFC7554] composed of IEEE Std 802.15.4 TSCH links [IEEE.802.15.4]. IPv6 connectivity is obtained by the use of the 6LoWPAN framework ([RFC4944], [RFC6282], [RFC8025],[RFC8138], and [RFC6775]), RPL [RFC6550], and the RPL Objective Function 0 (OF0) [RFC6552].

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                X. Vilajosana, Ed. Request for Comments: 8180               Universitat Oberta de Catalunya BCP: 210                                                       K. Pister Category: Best Current Practice        University of California Berkeley ISSN: 2070-1721                                              T. Watteyne                                                           Analog Devices                                                                 May 2017

 Minimal IPv6 over the TSCH Mode of IEEE 802.15.4e (6TiSCH) Configuration


   This document describes a minimal mode of operation for an IPv6 over

   the TSCH mode of IEEE 802.15.4e (6TiSCH) network.  This minimal mode

   of operation specifies the baseline set of protocols that need to be

   supported and the recommended configurations and modes of operation

   sufficient to enable a 6TiSCH functional network.  6TiSCH provides

   IPv6 connectivity over a Time-Slotted Channel Hopping (TSCH) mesh

   composed of IEEE Std 802.15.4 TSCH links.  This minimal mode uses a

   collection of protocols with the respective configurations, including

   the IPv6 Low-Power Wireless Personal Area Network (6LoWPAN)

   framework, enabling interoperable IPv6 connectivity over IEEE Std

   802.15.4 TSCH.  This minimal configuration provides the necessary

   bandwidth for network and security bootstrapping and defines the

   proper link between the IETF protocols that interface to IEEE Std

   802.15.4 TSCH.  This minimal mode of operation should be implemented

   by all 6TiSCH-compliant devices.

Status of This Memo

   This memo documents an Internet Best Current Practice.

   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    BCPs is available in Section 2 of RFC 7841.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,    and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at

Vilajosana, et al.        Best Current Practice                 [Page 1]
 RFC 8180                     6TiSCH Minimal                     May 2017

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