Reducing Energy Consumption of Router Advertisements
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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, "The IESG" <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com Subject: Protocol Action: 'Reducing energy consumption of Router Advertisements' to Best Current Practice (draft-ietf-v6ops-reducing-ra-energy-consumption-03.txt) The IESG has approved the following document: - 'Reducing energy consumption of Router Advertisements' (draft-ietf-v6ops-reducing-ra-energy-consumption-03.txt) as Best Current Practice This document is the product of the IPv6 Operations Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Benoit Claise and Joel Jaeggli. A URL of this Internet Draft is: https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-ietf-v6ops-reducing-ra-energy-consumption/
Technical Summary Frequent Router Advertisement messages can severely impact host power consumption. This document recommends operational practices to avoid such impact. Working Group Summary The concept was originally proposed for IETF 93, and quickly finalized. The concept is itself pretty simple; every message sent or received by a wireless interface consumes power. Various measurements suggest that IPv6 networks can be unnecessarily chatty, and specifically WiFi and mobile wireless such as LTE suffer from that. This note makes pactical suggestions based on operational experience regarding configuration of such. Document Quality This is not a protocol. Multiple respondents have indicated that it gives useful operational guidance. No negative feedback was given. Personnel Fred Baker is the Document Shepherd. Joel Jaeggli is the AD.