Towards full RPL interoperability: Addressing the case with downwards routing interoperability

Jeong Gil Ko, Jongsoo Jeong, Jongjun Park, Jong Arm Jun, Naesoo Kim

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Abstract

In this work we point out the issue of the IETF RPL routing protocol's two different downwards routing schemes not being able to interoperate with each other. This problem is less of an issue when low-power and lossy networks (LLNs) are deployed homogeneously but with the industrial kickoff and large scale deployments, the interoperability of heterogeneous, standards-compliant implementations will become a significant issue. To address this, we suggest two major changes to IETF RPL (RFC 6550). First we suggest that all storing mode nodes should hold the capability to understand and attach source routing headers that the non-storing mode nodes require to forward packets. Next, we suggest that RPL's nonstoring mode nodes should send their destination advertisement messages hop-by-hop, rather than the current end-to-end approach. We show, with two different IPv6 implementations in TinyOS and NanoQplus, that our suggestions help achieve high interoperability performance among different implementations for downwards traffic patterns.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSenSys 2012 - Proceedings of the 10th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems
Pages353-354
Number of pages2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Dec 1
Event10th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems, SenSys 2012 - Toronto, ON, Canada
Duration: 2012 Nov 62012 Nov 9

Publication series

NameSenSys 2012 - Proceedings of the 10th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems

Conference

Conference10th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems, SenSys 2012
CountryCanada
CityToronto, ON
Period12/11/612/11/9

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications

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Ko, J. G., Jeong, J., Park, J., Jun, J. A., & Kim, N. (2012). Towards full RPL interoperability: Addressing the case with downwards routing interoperability. In SenSys 2012 - Proceedings of the 10th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems (pp. 353-354). (SenSys 2012 - Proceedings of the 10th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems). https://doi.org/10.1145/2426656.2426704