Re: [Roll] Some LLNs are NOT MANETs

Abdussalam Baryun <> Wed, 01 August 2012 11:41 UTC

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Subject: Re: [Roll] Some LLNs are NOT MANETs
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Hi Cédric,

I think the RFC2501 is more important than the WG charter, because the
charter MAY change but RFCs never changes (only can be updated,
obsoleted or replaced). So far now all MANET-protocols are refering to
RFC2501 which is good and SHOULD continue, and I like this referencing
to documents (even if they are old or expired) not referencing to
charters, because for example, if in a journal paper we reference to
the charter of MANET WG or ROLL WG the information is not solid like
if you reference a published document (publisher date), but still we
can reference the charter as web reference sited date.

I read some paper that reference sited web documents but they may be
not valid and cannot be read for some reason. Therefore, IMHO, we need
to stick to the following document to make a right decision in

1) [RFC2501] for MANETs. (published in 1999)
2) [RFC5548], [RFC5673], [RFCRFC5826], and [RFC5867] for LLNs.
(published in 2009)

Low power was indicated in RFC2501 in section 5.1 as <possibly power
constraints> and also the word *sink*, in page 7 you read <sleep mode
for energy conservation>. IMHO, as long we have a ROLL WG in IETF we
need to forward work to it which has no mobility behavior. Delegation
will help make work flowing and more focused.


On 8/1/12, C Chauvenet <> wrote:
> Hi,
> This is an interesting discussion.
> My understanding is that both MANET and ROLL considers lossy/dynamic links
> in the way described in the MANET charter :  "static and dynamic topologies
> with increased dynamics due to node motion or other factors." I also agree
> that dynamicity of links is not hard wired to node mobility.
> So, in the LLN Vs MANET debate, I think they share the "N" for Networks, and
> the 2nd "L" for Lossy.
> So the remaining point is the first L, meaning Low Power.
> Low Power requirements is explicit in the ROLL charter and not mentioned at
> all in the MANET charter.
> Is the power efficiency consideration the big difference between ROLL and
> Cédric.
> -----Message d'origine-----
> De : [] De la part de
> Abdussalam Baryun
> Envoyé : mercredi 1 août 2012 09:22
> À : Henning Rogge
> Cc : roll; manet
> Objet : [Roll] Some LLNs are NOT MANETs
> Hi Henning,
> I am about to say many LLNs are NOT MANETs but it seems like the market or
> community will decide the outcome, but surly that some LLNs are NOT MANETs.
>> Could you state an example what would be considered a LLN but not a
>> MANET. I normally consider LLNs a subset of what we call MANETs.
> I not totally agree with that, because we need to be considering both NETs
> use case and applicability in the vision of the different WGs (MANET and
> ROLL). There are many examples we can find them in the [RFC2501] for MANETs
> characteristics and applicability, and for LLNs characteristics in
> [RFC5548], [RFC5673], [RFCRFC5826], and [RFC5867] including LLNs
> requirements. That is why I suggested before that
> OLSRv2 and AODVv2 should mention their applicability to LLN if they do. They
> just refer to RFC2501, but RFC2501 is OLD and does not mention LLN but
> describes the meaning. The authors of RFC2501 still not responded to my
> update suggestions.
> I understood from one discussion in MANET WG that few don't have time to
> read many pages of documents, so that is why I suggested to have terminology
> I-D [1] as we have ROLL terminology [ROLL] . I also taken initiative to make
> new draft of  MANET subnet technologies which include only related LLNs
> [AB2].
> Therefore, I will add the definition for MANET and LLN into my
> manet-terminology draft [AB1] (propose that authors of [ROLL] define LLN
> more details) to assist discussions as it is proved now in the list that
> there still is problems in definitions in MANET WG or in some I-D editorial
> content.
> [AB1]
> [AB2]
> [ROLL]
> Best Wishes
> Abdussalam Baryun
> University of Glamorgan, UK
> ====================================================
> On 7/31/12, Henning Rogge <> wrote:
>> On Tue, Jul 31, 2012 at 6:45 AM, Abdussalam Baryun
>> subject: Re: [manet] Discussing LOADng suggestions
>> <> wrote:
>>> IMHO this protocol was intended as for ROLL WG not for MANET WG, but
>>> then changed its direction to MANET [3]. However, please note that
>>> *ONLY* some LLNs are MANETs, and *ONLY* some MANETs are LLNs. That
>>> said, LOADng SHOULD specfy where is its limits. Then we can discuss
>>> adoption.
>> Could you state an example what would be considered a LLN but not a
>> MANET. I normally consider LLNs a subset of what we call MANETs.
>> Henning Rogge
>> --
>> Steven Hawkings about cosmic inflation: "An increase of billions of
>> billions of percent in a tiny fraction of a second. Of course, that
>> was before the present government."
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