IPv6 Backbone Router

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Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (6lo WG)
Author Pascal Thubert 
Last updated 2017-07-17 (latest revision 2017-01-11)
Stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
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This specification proposes an update to IPv6 Neighbor Discovery, to enhance the operation of IPv6 over wireless links that exhibit lossy multicast support, and enable a large degree of scalability by splitting the broadcast domains. A higher speed backbone federates multiple wireless links to form a large MultiLink Subnet. Backbone Routers acting as Layer-3 Access Point route packets to registered nodes, where an classical Layer-2 Access Point would bridge. Conversely, wireless nodes register or are proxy-registered to the Backbone Router to setup routing services in a fashion that is essentially similar to a classical Layer-2 association.


Pascal Thubert (pthubert@cisco.com)

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