IPv6 Backbone Router
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From: The IESG <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: IETF-Announce <email@example.com> Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, Samita Chakrabarti <email@example.com>, The IESG <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com, Carles Gomez <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Shwetha Bhandari <email@example.com> Subject: Protocol Action: 'IPv6 Backbone Router' to Proposed Standard (draft-ietf-6lo-backbone-router-20.txt) The IESG has approved the following document: - 'IPv6 Backbone Router' (draft-ietf-6lo-backbone-router-20.txt) as Proposed Standard This document is the product of the IPv6 over Networks of Resource-constrained Nodes Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Éric Vyncke and Suresh Krishnan. A URL of this Internet Draft is: https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-ietf-6lo-backbone-router/
Technical Summary This document updates RFC 6775 and RFC 8505 in order to enable proxy services for IPv6 Neighbor Discovery by Routing Registrars called Backbone Routers. Backbone Routers are placed along the wireless edge of a Backbone, and federate multiple wireless links to form a single MultiLink Subnet. Working Group Summary This draft has evolved from early days of 6lo group and has gone through 13 iterations as a workgroup draft since 2016. It has received and incorporated reviews from 6lo, ROLL, RPL and 6man experts. Document Quality A prototype implementation exists in closed source (Cisco IOS). One major vendor has indicated plans to implement the draft in shipping product. The document required a detailed review from 6man that was done and version -13 was updated with the comments received. Personnel The Document shepherd is Shwetha Bhandari. The Responsible AD is Suresh Krishnan.