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RFC 6551 on Routing Metrics Used for Path Calculation in Low-Power and Lossy Networks



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        RFC 6551

        Title:      Routing Metrics Used for Path 
                    Calculation in Low-Power and Lossy Networks 
        Author:     JP. Vasseur, Ed.,
                    M. Kim, Ed.,
                    K. Pister, N. Dejean,
                    D. Barthel
        Status:     Standards Track
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       March 2012
        Mailbox:    jpv@cisco.com, 
                    mjkim@kt.com, 
                    kpister@dustnetworks.com,  nicolas.dejean@coronis.com, 
                    dominique.barthel@orange-ftgroup.com
        Pages:      30
        Characters: 67707
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-roll-routing-metrics-18.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc6551.txt

Low-Power and Lossy Networks (LLNs) have unique characteristics
compared with traditional wired and ad hoc networks that require the
specification of new routing metrics and constraints.  By contrast,
with typical Interior Gateway Protocol (IGP) routing metrics using
hop counts or link metrics, this document specifies a set of link and
node routing metrics and constraints suitable to LLNs to be used by
the Routing Protocol for Low-Power and Lossy Networks (RPL).  
[STANDARDS-TRACK]

This document is a product of the Routing Over Low power and Lossy networks Working Group of the IETF.

This is now a Proposed Standard Protocol.

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