Re: [Roll] [6tisch] Support of flow label to carry the RPL information in data packets

Brian E Carpenter <> Fri, 02 May 2014 20:22 UTC

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Subject: Re: [Roll] [6tisch] Support of flow label to carry the RPL information in data packets
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Hi Pascal,

Just responding to your question:

On 03/05/2014 04:54, Pascal Thubert (pthubert) wrote:
>> I think the language around the relationship with RFC 6437 is a bit defensive
>> at the moment and could probably be a bit simpler and clearer. ("The
>> following exceptions to the rules in [RFC6437] are made:..."). I'd have a
>> preference for doing that without a formal update to 6437, because it's only
>> RPL implementors who need to change anything.
> [PT] Can I change that text to describe the behavior proposed by the draft inside the RPL domain as the way the rules in 6437 are interpreted?

Well, I don't think personally that you need to be shy about saying
that within an RPL domain, the rules are in fact slightly changed instead
of being interpreted. The main thing is to be completely clear.