MPL Forwarder Select (MPLFS)

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (roll WG)
Authors Peter Van der Stok  , Abdur Sangi 
Last updated 2017-06-10 (latest revision 2016-12-07)
Replaces draft-vanderstok-roll-mpl-forw-select
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This document describes a Forwarder Selection (MPLFS) protocol for the Multicast Protocol for Low-Power and lossy Networks (MPL) to reduce the density of forwarders such that the number of forwarded messages is reduced. The protocol uses Trickle to distribute link-local information about the identity of the neighbours of the nodes that have MPL-enabled interfaces. In the end-state all nodes are connected to a minimum number, N_DUPLICATE, of forwarders, where N_DUPLICATE is application dependent, and there is a path between any two forwarders.


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