Dynamic Link Exchange Protocol (DLEP)

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Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (manet WG)
Authors Stan Ratliff , Cisco Cisco  , Greg Harrison  , Darryl Satterwhite  , Shawn Jury 
Last updated 2013-03-11 (latest revision 2012-08-30)
Replaces draft-sratliff-manet-dlep
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When routing devices rely on modems to effect communications over wireless links, they need timely and accurate knowledge of the characteristics of the link (speed, state, etc.) in order to make forwarding decisions. In mobile or other environments where these characteristics change frequently, manual configurations or the inference of state through routing or transport protocols does not allow the router to make the best decisions. A bidirectional, event- driven communication channel between the router and the modem is necessary.


Stan Ratliff (sratliff@cisco.com)
Cisco Cisco (boberry@cisco.com)
Greg Harrison (greharri@cisco.com)
Darryl Satterwhite (dsatterw@cisco.com)
Shawn Jury (shawn.jury@netapp.com)

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