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Network Working Group                                  J. Macker, editor
Internet-Draft                                                       NRL
Intended status: Experimental                            SMF Design Team
Expires: August 28, 2008                                   IETF MANET WG
                                                       February 25, 2008


               Simplified Multicast Forwarding for MANET
                        draft-ietf-manet-smf-07

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Abstract

   This document describes a Simplified Multicast Forwarding (SMF)
   mechanism that provides basic IP multicast forwarding suitable for
   wireless mesh and mobile ad hoc network (MANET) use.  SMF specifies
   techniques for multicast duplicate packet detection (DPD) to assist
   the forwarding process.  SMF also specifies DPD maintenance and
   checking operations for with both IPv4 and IPv6.  SMF takes advantage
   of reduced relay sets for efficient MANET multicast data distribution
   within a mesh topology.  The document describes interactions with
   other protocols and multiple deployment approaches.  Algorithms for
   selecting reduced relay sets and related discussion are provided in
   the Appendices.  Basic issues relating to the operation of multicast
   MANET border routers are discussed but ongoing work remains in this
   area beyond the scope of this document.


Table of Contents

   1.  Requirements Notation  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
   2.  Introduction and Scope . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5
     2.1.  Abbreviations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7
   3.  Applicability  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  9
   4.  SMF Packet Processing and Forwarding . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
   5.  SMF Duplicate Packet Detection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
     5.1.  IPv6 Duplicate Packet Detection  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
       5.1.1.  IPv6 SMF-DPD Header Option . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
       5.1.2.  IPv6 Identification-based DPD  . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
       5.1.3.  IPv6 Hash-based DPD  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
     5.2.  IPv4 Duplicate Packet Detection  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
       5.2.1.  IPv4 Identification-based DPD  . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
       5.2.2.  IPv4 Hash-based DPD  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
     5.3.  Internal Hash Computation Considerations . . . . . . . . . 22
   6.  Reduced Relay Set Forwarding and Relay Selection Capability  . 23
   7.  SMF Neighborhood Discovery Requirements  . . . . . . . . . . . 26
     7.1.  SMF Relay Algorithm TLV Types  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
       7.1.1.  Relay Algorithm Message TLV Type . . . . . . . . . . . 27
       7.1.2.  Relay Algorithm Address Block TLV Type . . . . . . . . 28
     7.2.  SMF Router Priority TLV Types  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
       7.2.1.  Router Priority Message TLV Type . . . . . . . . . . . 29
       7.2.2.  Router Priority Address Block TLV Type . . . . . . . . 29
   8.  SMF Border Gateway Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
     8.1.  Forwarded Multicast Groups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
     8.2.  Multicast Group Scoping  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
     8.3.  Interface with Exterior Multicast Routing Protocols  . . . 33
     8.4.  Multiple Border Routers  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
   9.  Non-SMF MANET Node Interaction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
   10. Security Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37



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   11. IANA Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
     11.1. IPv6 SMF_DPD Header Extension  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
     11.2. SMF NHDP TLV Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
   12. Acknowledgments  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
   13. References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
     13.1. Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
     13.2. Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
   Appendix A.  Source-based Multipoint Relay (S-MPR) . . . . . . . . 45
     A.1.  S-MPR Relay Set Selection Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
     A.2.  S-MPR Forwarding Rules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
     A.3.  S-MPR Neighborhood Discovery Requirements  . . . . . . . . 47
     A.4.  S-MPR Selection Algorithm  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
   Appendix B.  Essential Connecting Dominating Set (E-CDS)
                Algorithm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
     B.1.  E-CDS Relay Set Selection Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
     B.2.  E-CDS Forwarding Rules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
     B.3.  E-CDS Neighborhood Discovery Requirements  . . . . . . . . 51
     B.4.  E-CDS Selection Algorithm  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
   Appendix C.  Multipoint Relay Connected Dominating Set
                (MPR-CDS) Algorithm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
     C.1.  MPR-CDS Relay Set Selection Overview . . . . . . . . . . . 54
     C.2.  MPR-CDS Forwarding Rules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
     C.3.  MPR-CDS Neighborhood Discovery Requirements  . . . . . . . 55
     C.4.  MPR-CDS Selection Algorithm  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
   Authors' Addresses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
   Intellectual Property and Copyright Statements . . . . . . . . . . 59

























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1.  Requirements Notation

   The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT",
   "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" in this
   document are to be interpreted as described in [RFC2119].














































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2.  Introduction and Scope

   MANET unicast routing protocol designs have demonstrated effective
   and efficient mechanisms to flood routing control plane messages
   throughout a wireless routing area.  For example, algorithms
   specified within [RFC3626] and [RFC3684] provide distributed methods
   of dynamically electing reduced relay sets that attempt to optimize
   flooding of routing control messages amongst MANET routing peers.
   Simplified Multicast Forwarding (SMF) extends this efficient flooding
   concept to the data forwarding plane for IP multicast packets.  When
   localized, efficient flooding is deemed an effective technique, SMF
   provides an appropriate multicast forwarding capability.  The SMF
   baseline design is intended to provide a basic, best effort multicast
   forwarding capability that is constrained to operate within a MANET
   or wireless mesh routing region.  The main design goals of this SMF
   specification are to adapt efficient relay sets in MANET environments
   [RFC2901] and define the needed IPv4 and IPv6 multicast duplicate
   packet detection (DPD) mechanisms to support multi-hop, packet
   forwarding.  Figure 1 provides an overview of the logical SMF node
   architecture, consisting of "Neighborhood Discovery", "Relay Set
   Selection" and "Forwarding Process" components.  Typically, relay set
   selection (or self-election) will occur based on input from a
   neighborhood discovery process, and the forwarding process will often
   be determined by dynamic relay set selection.  Note the neighborhood
   discovery and/or relay set selection information MAY be obtained from
   a coexistent process (e.g., MANET unicast routing protocol using
   relay sets).  In some cases, the forwarding decision for a packet can
   also depend on previous hop or incoming interface information.  The
   asterisks (*) in Figure 1 mark the primitives and relationships
   needed by relay set algorithms requiring previous-hop packet
   forwarding knowledge.




















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                ______________                _____________
               |              |              |             |
               | Neighborhood |              |  Relay Set  |
               |  Discovery   |------------->|  Selection  |
               |   Protocol   |   neighbor   |  Algorithm  |
               |______________|     info     |_____________|
                      \                              /
                       \                            /
                neighbor\                          /forwarding
                  info*  \      ____________      /  status
                          \    |            |    /
                           `-->| Forwarding |<--'
                               |  Process   |
             ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~>|____________|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~>
             incoming packet,                 forwarded packets
             interface id, and
             previous hop*

                      Figure 1: SMF Node Architecture

   Interoperable SMF implementations MUST use a common DPD approach and
   be able to process the header options defined in this document for
   IPv6 operation.  We define Classical Flooding (CF), as the simplest
   case of SMF multicast forwarding.  With CF, each SMF router forwards
   each received forwardable multicast packet once.  In this case, the
   need for any relay set selection or neighborhood topology information
   is eliminated but DPD is still required.  While SMF supports a CF
   mode the use of more efficient relay set modes is RECOMMENDED to
   reduce contention and congestion caused by unnecessary packet
   retransmissions [NTSC99].  An efficient, reduced relay set is
   realized by selecting and maintaining a _subset_ of all possible SMF
   routers in a MANET routing region.  Known relay set selection
   algorithms have demonstrated the ability to provide and maintain a
   dynamic distribution mesh for forwarding user multicast data [MDC04].
   A few such relay set selection algorithms are described in the
   Appendices of this document and the basic designs borrow directly
   from previous work.  Additional relay set algorithms or extensions
   may be specified for future used with SMF.

   Dynamic neighborhood topology information is often needed to
   determine and maintain an optimized set of relay (forwarding) nodes.
   Neighborhood topology discovery functions MAY be externally provided
   by a MANET unicast routing protocol or by using the MANET
   NeighborHood Discovery Protocol (NHDP) [NHDP] running in concurrence
   with SMF.  Additionally, this specification does not preclude a lower
   protocol layer from providing necessary neighborhood information.
   Fundamentally, an SMF implementation SHOULD provide the ability for
   multicast forwarding state to be dynamically managed per operating



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   network interface.  Some of the relay state maintenance options and
   interactions are outlined later in Section 6.  This document states
   specific requirements for neighborhood discovery with respect to the
   forwarding process and the relay set selection algorithms described
   herein.  In the absence of a MANET unicast protocol or lower layer
   information interface, SMF relies on the MANET NHDP specification to
   assist in IP layer 2-hop neighborhood state discovery and maintenance
   for relay set election in non-CF optimized modes.  A "SMF_RELAY_ALG"
   Message TLV type (per [PacketBB]) is defined for use with the NHDP
   protocol.  It is RECOMMENDED that all nodes performing SMF operation
   include this TLV type in their NHDP_HELLO messages when operating
   with NHDP.  This capability allows for nodes participating in SMF to
   be explicitly identified along with their respective CDS algorithm.

2.1.  Abbreviations

   The following abbreviations are used throughout this document:


































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           +--------------+------------------------------------+
           | Abbreviation | : Definition                       |
           +--------------+------------------------------------+
           | MANET        | : Mobile Ad hoc Network            |
           |              |                                    |
           | SMF          | : Simplified Multicast Forwarding  |
           |              |                                    |
           | CF           | : Classical Flooding               |
           |              |                                    |
           | CDS          | : Connected Dominating Set         |
           |              |                                    |
           | MCDS         | : Minimum Connected Dominating Set |
           |              |                                    |
           | MPR          | : Multi-Point Relay                |
           |              |                                    |
           | S-MPR        | : Source-based MPR                 |
           |              |                                    |
           | MPR-CDS      | : MPR-based CDS                    |
           |              |                                    |
           | E-CDS        | : Essential CDS                    |
           |              |                                    |
           | NHDP         | : Neighborhood Discovery Protocol  |
           |              |                                    |
           | DPD          | : Duplicate Packet Detection       |
           |              |                                    |
           | I-DPD        | : Identification-based DPD         |
           |              |                                    |
           | H-DPD        | : Hash-based DPD                   |
           |              |                                    |
           | HAV          | : Hash-assist Value                |
           |              |                                    |
           | FIB          | Forwarding Information Base        |
           |              |                                    |
           | TLV          | : type-length-value encoding       |
           +--------------+------------------------------------+
















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3.  Applicability

   Within dynamic, wireless routing topologies, maintaining traditional
   forwarding trees to support a multicast routing protocol is often not
   as effective as in wired networks due the reduced reliability and
   increased dynamics of the mesh topology [MGL04] and [GM99].__ A basic
   packet forwarding service that reaches all MANET SMF routers
   participating within a localized routing region may provide a useful
   group communication paradigm for various classes of applications.
   Applications that could take advantage of a simple multicast
   forwarding service within a MANET routing region include multimedia
   streaming, interactive group-based messaging and applications, peer-
   to-peer middleware multicasting, and multi-hop mobile discovery or
   registration services.

   Note again that Figure 1 provides a notional architecture for
   _typical_ MANET SMF-capable nodes.  However, a goal is that simple
   end-system (non-forwarding) wireless nodes may also participate in
   multicast traffic transmission and reception with standard IP network
   layer semantics (e.g., special or unnecessary encapsulation of IP
   packets should be avoided in this case).  A multicast border router
   or proxy mechanism MUST be used when deployed alongside more fixed-
   infrastructure IP multicast routing such Protocol Independent
   Multicast (PIM) variants [RFC3973] and [RFC4601].  With present
   experimental implementations, proxy methods have demonstrated gateway
   functionality at MANET border routers operating with external IP
   multicast routing protocols.  SMF may be extended or combined with
   other mechanisms to provide increased reliability and group specific
   filtering, but the details for this are not discussed here.






















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4.  SMF Packet Processing and Forwarding

   The SMF Packet Processing and Forwarding actions are conducted with
   the following packet handling activities:

   1.  Processing of outbound, locally-generated multicast packets.

   2.  Reception and processing of inbound packets on a specific network
       interface(s).

   The purpose of intercepting outbound, locally-generated multicast
   packets is to apply any added packet marking needed to satisfy the
   DPD requirements described later so that proper forwarding may be
   conducted.  Note that for some system configurations interception of
   outbound packets for this purpose is not necessary.

   Inbound multicast packets will be received by the SMF implementation
   and processed for possible forwarding.  This document does not
   presently support forwarding of directed broadcast addresses
   [RFC2644].  SMF implementations MUST be capable of forwarding "global
   scope" multicast packets to support generic multicast application
   needs or to distribute designated multicast traffic that ingresses
   the MANET routing region via border routers.  The multicast addresses
   to be forwarded will be maintained by an _a priori_ list or a dynamic
   forwarding information base (FIB) that MAY interact with future MANET
   dynamic group membership extensions.  There will also be well-known
   multicast group for flooding to all SMF forwarders.  This multicast
   group is specified to contain all MANET SMF routers of a connected
   MANET routing region, so that packets transmitted to the multicast
   address associated with the group will be delivered to all connected
   SMF routers.  For IPv6, the multicast address is specified to be
   "site-local".  The name of the multicast group is "SL-MANET-ROUTERS".
   Minimally SMF SHALL forward, as instructed by the relay set selection
   algorithm, unique (non-duplicate) packets received for this well-
   known group address when the TTL or hop count value in the IP header
   is greater than 1.  SMF SHALL forward all additional global scope
   addresses specified within the FIB as well.  In all cases, the
   following rules SHALL be observed for SMF multicast forwarding:

   1.  Multicast packets with TTL <= 1 MUST NOT be forwarded.

   2.  Link local multicast packets MUST NOT be forwarded.

   3.  Incoming multicast packets with an IP source address matching one
       of those of the local SMF router interface(s) MUST NOT be
       forwarded.





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   4.  Received packet frames with the MAC source address matching the
       local SMF router interface(s) MUST NOT be forwarded.

   5.  Received packets for which SMF cannot reasonably ensure temporal
       DPD uniqueness MUST NOT be forwarded.

   6.  When packets are forwarded, TTL or hop limit SHALL be decremented
       by one.

   Note that rule #3 is important because in wireless networks, the
   local SMF router may receive re-transmissions of its own packets when
   they are forwarded by neighboring nodes.  This rule avoids
   unnecessary retransmission of locally-generated packets even when
   other forwarding decision rules would apply.

   An additional processing rule also needs to be considered based upon
   a potential security threat.  As discussed further in Section 10,
   there may be concern in some SMF deployments that malicious nodes may
   conduct a denial-of-service attack by remotely "previewing" (e.g.,
   via a directional receive antenna) packets that an SMF node would be
   forwarding and conduct a "pre-play" attack by transmitting the packet
   before the SMF node would otherwise receive it but with a reduced TTL
   (or Hop Limit) field value.  This form of attack could cause an SMF
   node to create a DPD entry that would block the proper forwarding of
   the valid packet (with correct TTL) through the SMF area.  A
   RECOMMENDED approach to prevent this attack, when it is a concern,
   would be to cache temporal packet TTL values along with the DPD state
   (hash value(s) and/or identifier).  Then, if a subsequent matching
   (with respect to DPD) packet arrives with a _larger_ TTL value than
   the packet that was previously forwarded, then SMF should forward the
   new packet _and_ update the TTL cached with corresponding DPD state
   to the new, larger TTL value.  There may be temporal cases where SMF
   may unnecessarily forward some duplicate packets using this approach,
   but those cases are expected to be minimal and acceptable when
   compared with the potential threat outcome of denied service.

   Once these criteria have been met, an SMF implementation MUST make a
   forwarding decision dependent upon the relay set selection algorithm
   in use.  If the SMF implementation is using Classical Flooding (CF),
   the forwarding decision is implicit once DPD uniqueness is
   determined.  Otherwise, a forwarding decision depends upon the
   current interface-specific relay set state.  The descriptions of the
   relay set selection algorithms in the Appendices to this document
   specify the respective heuristics for multicast packet forwarding and
   specific DPD or other processing required to achieve correct SMF
   behavior.  For example, one class of forwarding is based upon relay
   set election status _and_ the packet's previous hop (e.g.  S-MPR
   forwarding), while other classes designate the local SMF router as a



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   forwarder of all neighbor packets based on the neighborhood topology
   (e.g.  E-CDS and MPR-CDS).

















































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5.  SMF Duplicate Packet Detection

   Duplicate packet detection (DPD) is a common requirement in MANET
   packet forwarding because packets may be transmitted out the same
   physical interface upon which they arrived and nodes may also receive
   copies of previously-transmitted packets from other forwarding
   neighbors.  SMF implementations MUST detect and avoid forwarding
   duplicate multicast packets using temporal packet identification.  It
   is RECOMMENDED this be implemented by keeping a history of recently-
   processed multicast packets for comparison to incoming packets.  For
   both IPv4 and IPv6, this document describes two basic approaches to
   multicast duplicate packet detection: header content identification-
   based (I-DPD) and hash-based (H-DPD) duplicate detection.  The two
   approaches are described for experimental purposes.  Trade-offs of
   the two approaches to DPD may merit different consideration depending
   upon specific SMF deployment scenarios.  Because of the potential
   addition of a hop-by-hop option header with IPv6, SMF deployments
   MUST be configured to use a common mechanism and DPD algorithm.  The
   main difference between IPv4 and IPv6 SMF DPD specification is the
   avoidance of any additional header options in the IPv4 case.

   For each network interface, SMF implementations MUST maintain DPD
   packet state as needed to support the forwarding heuristics of the
   relay set algorithm used.  The specific requirements of several relay
   set selection algorithms and their forwarding rules are described in
   the Appendices of this document.  In general this involves keeping
   track of previously forwarded packets so that duplicates are not
   forwarded, but some relay techniques (e.g., S-MPR) have additional
   considerations.

   For I-DPD, packets are identified using explicit identifiers from the
   IP header.  The specific identifier to use depends upon the IP
   protocol version and the type of packet.  For example, IPv4 [RFC0791]
   provides an "Identification" field that can assist a DPD mechanism,
   and packets that contain IPSec protocol headers also provide suitable
   packet identifiers.  Fragmented packets also provide additional
   identifiers that need to be considered.  These identifier fields are
   unique within the context of source address, destination address,
   protocol type, and/or other header fields depending upon the type of
   identifier used for DPD.  Similarly, for H-DPD, it is expected that
   packet hash values will be kept with respect to at least the source
   address to help ensure hash collision avoidance.  SMF implementations
   MUST maintain DPD history per the applicable packet flow context
   (e.g., <protocol:srcAddr:dstAddr> for DPD based upon IPv4 ID).  The
   details for I-DPD and H-DPD for different types of packets are
   described in the sections below.  In either case, this history SHOULD
   be kept long enough to span the maximum network traversal lifetime,
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   SMF operating area.  The required size of the DPD cache is governed
   by this timeout value and is also a function of the packet forwarding
   rates.  The DPD mechanism SHOULD avoid keeping unnecessary state for
   packet flows such as those that are locally-generated or link-local
   destinations that would not be considered for forwarding.

5.1.  IPv6 Duplicate Packet Detection

   This section describes the mechanisms and options for SMF IPv6 DPD.
   The core IPv6 packet header does not provide any explicit
   identification header field that can be exploited for I-DPD.  The
   following areas are described to support IPv6 DPD:

   1.  a hop-by-hop SMF-DPD option header (with supporting identifier or
       hash assistance value),

   2.  the use of IPv6 fragment header fields for I-DPD when they exist,

   3.  the use of IPSec sequencing for I-DPD when a non-fragmented,
       IPSec header is detected, and

   4.  an H-DPD approach assisted, as needed, by the SMF-DPD option
       header.

   SMF MUST provide a DPD marking module that can insert the hop-by-hop
   IPv6 header option defined in this section.  This process MUST come
   after any source-based fragmentation that may occur with IPv6.  As
   with IPv4, SMF IPv6 DPD is presently specified to allow either a
   packet hash or header identification method for DPD.  An SMF
   implementation MUST be configured to operate either in H-DPD or I-DPD
   mode and perform the appropriate routines outlined in the following
   sections.

5.1.1.  IPv6 SMF-DPD Header Option

   As previously mentioned, the base IPv6 packet header does not contain
   a unique identifier suitable for DPD.  This section defines an IPv6
   Hop-by-Hop Option to serve this purpose for IPv6 I-DPD.
   Additionally, the Option defined provides for a mechanism to
   guarantee non-collision of hash values for different packets when
   H-DPD is used.  The value of the IPv6 SMF_DPD Hop-by-Hop Option Type
   is TBD.

   The first bit of the data field of the SMF-DPD option is the "H-bit"
   that determines the format of the Option Data content.  Two different
   formats are supported.  When the "H-bit" is cleared (zero value), the
   SMF-DPD format to support I-DPD operation is specified as shown in
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   [RFC2460].
        0                   1                   2                   3
        0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1
       +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
                      ...              |0|0|0| OptType | Opt. Data Len |
       +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
       |0|TidTyp|TidLen|             TaggerId (optional) ...           |
       +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+               +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
       |                               |            Identifier  ...
       +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

            Figure 2: IPv6 SMF-DPD Header Option in I-DPD mode

   The "TidType" is a 3-bit field indicating the presence and type of
   the optional "TaggerId" field.  The optional "TaggerId" is used to
   differentiate multiple ingressing border gateways that may commonly
   apply the SMF-DPD option header to packets from a particular source.
   This is provided for experimental purposes.  The following table
   lists the valid TaggerId types:

   +---------+-------+-------------------------------------------------+
   | Name    | Value | Purpose                                         |
   +---------+-------+-------------------------------------------------+
   | NULL    | 0     | Indicates no "taggerId" field is present.       |
   |         |       | "TidLen" MUST also be set to ZERO.              |
   |         |       |                                                 |
   | DEFAULT | 1     | A "TaggerId" of non-specific context is         |
   |         |       | present.  "TidLen + 1" defines the length of    |
   |         |       | the TaggerId field in bytes.                    |
   |         |       |                                                 |
   | IPv4    | 2     | A "TaggerId" representing an IPv4 address is    |
   |         |       | present.  The "TidLen" MUST be set to 3.        |
   |         |       |                                                 |
   | IPv6    | 3     | A "TaggerId" representing an IPv6 address is    |
   |         |       | present.  The "TidLen" MUST be set to 15.       |
   |         |       |                                                 |
   | ExtId   | 7     | RESERVED FOR FUTURE USE (possible extended ID)  |
   +---------+-------+-------------------------------------------------+

   This format allows a quick check of the "TidType" field to determine
   if a "TaggerId" field is present.  If the <TidType> is NULL, then the
   length of the DPD packet <Identifier> field corresponds to the (<Opt.
   Data Len> - 1).  If the <TidType> is non-NULL, then the length of the
   "TaggerId" field is equal to (<TidLen> - 1) and the remainder of the
   option data comprises the DPD packet <Identifier> field.  When the
   "TaggerId" field is present, the <Identifier> field can be considered
   a unique packet identifier in the context of the <taggerId:srcAddr:
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   assumed the source host applied the SMF-DPD option and the
   <Identifier> can be considered unique in the context of the IPv6
   packet header <srcAddr:dstAddr> tuple.  IPV6 I-DPD operation details
   are described in Section 5.1.2.

   When the "H-bit" in the SMF-DPD option data is set, the data content
   value is interpreted as a Hash-Assist Value (HAV) used to facilitate
   H-DPD operation.  In this case, source hosts or ingressing gateways
   apply the SMF-DPD with a HAV only when required to differentiate the
   hash value of a new packet with respect to older packets in the
   current DPD history cache.  This helps to guarantee the uniqueness of
   generated hash values when H-DPD is used.  Additionally, this also
   avoids the added overhead of applying the SMF-DPD option header to
   every packet.  For many hash algorithms, it is expected that only
   sparse use of the SMF-DPD option may be required.  The format of the
   SMF-DPD header option for H-DPD operation is given in Figure 3.
       0                   1                   2                   3
       0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1
      +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
                     ...              |0|0|0| OptType | Opt. Data Len |
      +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
      |0|    Hash Assist Value (HAV) ...
      +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

            Figure 3: IPv6 SMF_DPD Header Option in H-DPD Mode

   The SMF-DPD option should be applied with a HAV to produce a unique
   hash digest for packets within the context of the IPv6 packet header
   <srcAddr>.  The size of the HAV field is implied by the "Opt. Data
   Len".  The appropriate size of the field depends upon the collision
   properties of the specific hash algorithm used.  More details on IPv6
   H-DPD operation are provided in Section 5.1.3.

5.1.2.  IPv6 Identification-based DPD

   The following table summarizes the IPv6 I-DPD processing approach.
   Within the table '*' indicates a don't care condition.














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                        IPv6 I-DPD Processing Rules

   +-------------+-----------+-----------+-----------------------------+
   | IPv6        | IPv6      | IPv6      | SMF IPv6 I-DPD Mode Action  |
   | Fragment    | IPSec     | I-DPD     |                             |
   | Header      | Header    | Header    |                             |
   +-------------+-----------+-----------+-----------------------------+
   | Present     | *         | *         | Use Fragment Header I-DPD   |
   |             |           |           | Check and Process for       |
   |             |           |           | Forwarding                  |
   |             |           |           |                             |
   | Not Present | Present   | *         | Use IPSec Header I-DPD      |
   |             |           |           | Check and Process for       |
   |             |           |           | Forwarding                  |
   |             |           |           |                             |
   | Present     | *         | Present   | Invalid, do not Forward     |
   |             |           |           |                             |
   | Not Present | Present   | Present   | Invalid, do not Forward     |
   |             |           |           |                             |
   | Not Present | Not       | Not       | Add I-DPD Header,and        |
   |             | Present   | Present   | Process for Forwarding      |
   |             |           |           |                             |
   | Not Present | Not       | Present   | Use I-DPD Header Check and  |
   |             | Present   |           | Process for Forwarding      |
   +-------------+-----------+-----------+-----------------------------+

   If the IPv6 multicast packet is an IPv6 fragment, SMF MUST use the
   fragment extension header fields for packet identification.  This
   identifier can be considered unique in the context of the <srcAddr:
   dstAddr> of the IP packet.  If the packet is an unfragmented IPv6
   IPSec packet, SMF MUST use IPSec fields for packet identification.
   The IPSec header <sequence> field can be considered a unique
   identifier in the context of the <IPSecType:srcAddr:dstAddr:SPI>
   where the "IPSecType" is either AH or ESP.  For unfragmented, non-
   IPSec, IPv6 packets, the use of the SMF DPD header option is
   necessary to support I-DPD operation.  The SMF DPD header option is
   applied in the context of the <srcAddr> of the IP packet.  End
   systems or ingressing SMF gateways are responsible for applying this
   option to support DPD.  The following table summarizes these packet
   identification types:











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                 *IPv6 I-DPD Packet Identification Types*

   +-----------+---------------------------------+---------------------+
   | IPv6      | Packet DPD ID Context           | Packet DPD ID       |
   | Packet    |                                 |                     |
   | Type      |                                 |                     |
   +-----------+---------------------------------+---------------------+
   | Fragment  | <srcAddr:dstAddr>               | <fragmentOffset:id> |
   |           |                                 |                     |
   | IPSec     | <IPSecType:srcAddr:dstAddr:SPI> | <sequence>          |
   | Packet    |                                 |                     |
   |           |                                 |                     |
   | Regular   | <[taggerId:]srcAddr:dstAddr>    | <SMF-DPD option     |
   | Packet    |                                 | header id>          |
   +-----------+---------------------------------+---------------------+

   "IPSecType" is either Authentication Header (AH) or Encapsulating
   Security Payload (ESP).

   The "taggerId" is an optional feature of the IPv6 SMF-DPD header
   option.

5.1.3.  IPv6 Hash-based DPD

   A default hash-based DPD approach (H-DPD) for use by SMF is specified
   as follows.  An MD5 [RFC1321] hash of the non-mutable header fields,
   options fields, and data content of the IPv6 multicast packet is used
   to produce a 128-bit digest.  The lower 64 bits of this digest
   (MD5_64) is used for SMF packet identification.  The approach for
   calculating this hash value SHOULD follow the same guidelines
   described for calculating the Integrity Check Value (ICV) described
   in [RFC4302] with respect to non-mutable fields.  This approach
   should have a reasonably low probability of digest collision when
   packet headers and content are varying.  MD5 is being applied in SMF
   only to provide a low probability of collision and is not being used
   for cryptographic or authentication purposes.  A history of the
   packet hash values SHOULD be maintained within the context of the
   IPv6 packet header <srcAddr>.  This history is used by forwarding SMF
   nodes (non-ingress points) to avoid forwarding duplicates.  SMF
   ingress points (i.e., source hosts or gateways) use this history to
   confirm that new packets are unique with respect to their hash value.
   The Hash-assist Value (HAV) field described in Section 5.1.1 is
   provided as a differentiating field when a digest collision would
   otherwise occur.  Note that the HAV is an immutable option field and
   SMF MUST use any included H-DPD hash assist value (HAV) option header
   (see Section 5.1.1) in its hash calculation.

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   H-DPD digest history) within the limited history kept by SMF
   forwarders, the packet should be silently dropped.  If a digest
   collision is detected at an SMF ingress point (i.e., including SMF-
   aware sources), the H-DPD option header is applied with a HAV.  The
   packet is retested for collision and the HAV is re-applied as needed
   to produce a non-colliding hash value.  The multicast packet is then
   forwarded with the added IPv6 SMF-DPD header option.

   The MD5 indexing and IPv6 HAV approaches are specified at present for
   consistency and robustness to suit experimental uses.  Future
   approaches and experimentation may discover designs tradeoffs in hash
   robustness and efficiency worth considering.  This MAY include
   reducing the maximum payload length that is processed, determining
   shorter indexes, or applying more efficient hashing algorithms.  Use
   of the HAV functionality may allow for application of "lighter-
   weight" hashing techniques that might not have been initially
   considered due to poor collision properties otherwise.  Such
   techniques could reduce packet processing overhead and memory
   requirements.

5.2.  IPv4 Duplicate Packet Detection

   This section describes the mechanisms and options for IPv4 DPD.  The
   IPv4 packet header 16-bit "Identification" field MAY be used for DPD
   assistance, but practical limitations may require alternative
   approaches in some situations.  The following areas are described to
   support IPv4 DPD::

   1.  the use of IPv4 fragment header fields for I-DPD when they exist,

   2.  the use of IPSec sequencing for I-DPD when a non-fragmented IPv4
       IPSec packet is detected, and

   3.  a H-DPD approach.

   A specific SMF-DPD marking option is not specified for IPv4 since
   header options are not as tractable for end systems as for IPv6.
   IPv4 packets from a particular source are assumed to be marked with a
   temporally unique value in the "Identification" field of the packet
   header that can serve for SMF DPD purposes.  However, in present
   operating system networking kernels, the IPv4 header "Identification"
   value is not always generated properly, especially when the "don't
   fragment" (DF) bit is set.  The IPv4 I-DPD mode of this specification
   requires that IPv4 "Identification" fields are managed reasonably by
   source hosts and that temporally unique values are set within the
   context of the packet header <protocol:srcAddr:dstAddr> tuple.  If
   this is not expected during an SMF deployment, then it is RECOMMENDED
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   Since IPv4 SMF does not specify an options header, the
   interoperability constraints are looser than the IPv6 version and
   forwarders may be operate with mixed H-DPD and I-DPD modes as long as
   they consistently perform the appropriate DPD routines outlined in
   the following sections.  However, it is RECOMMENDED that a deployment
   be configured with a common mode for operational consistency.

5.2.1.  IPv4 Identification-based DPD

   The following table summarizes the IPv4 I-DPD processing approach
   once a packet has passed the basic forwardable criteria described in
   earlier SMF sections.  Within the table '*' indicates a don't care
   condition.

   +----+----+----------+---------+------------------------------------+
   | df | mf | fragment | IPSec   | IPv4 I-DPD Action                  |
   |    |    | offset   |         |                                    |
   +----+----+----------+---------+------------------------------------+
   | 1  | 1  | *        | *       | Invalid, Do Not Forward            |
   |    |    |          |         |                                    |
   | 1  | 0  | nonzero  | *       | Invalid, Do Not Forward            |
   |    |    |          |         |                                    |
   | *  | 0  | zero     | not     | Tuple I-DPD Check and Process for  |
   |    |    |          | Present | Forwarding                         |
   |    |    |          |         |                                    |
   | *  | 0  | zero     | Present | IPSec enhanced Tuple I-DPD Check   |
   |    |    |          |         | and Process for Forwarding         |
   |    |    |          |         |                                    |
   | 0  | 0  | nonzero  | *       | Extended Fragment Offset Tuple     |
   |    |    |          |         | I-DPD Check and Process for        |
   |    |    |          |         | Forwarding                         |
   |    |    |          |         |                                    |
   | 0  | 1  | zero or  | *       | Extended Fragment Offset Tuple     |
   |    |    | nonzero  |         | I-DPD Check and Process for        |
   |    |    |          |         | Forwarding                         |
   +----+----+----------+---------+------------------------------------+

   For performance reasons, IPv4 network fragmentation and reassembly of
   multicast packets within wireless MANET networks should be minimized,
   yet SMF provides the forwarding of fragments when they occur.  If the
   IPv4 multicast packet is a fragment, SMF MUST use the fragmentation
   header fields for packet identification.  This identification can be
   considered temporally unique in the context of the <protocol:srcAddr:
   dstAddr> of the IPv4 packet.  If the packet is an unfragmented IPv4
   IPSec packet, SMF MUST use IPSec fields for packet identification.
   The IPSec header <sequence> field can be considered a unique
   identifier in the context of the <IPSecType:srcAddr:dstAddr:SPI>
   where the "IPSecType" is either AH or ESP.  Finally, for



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   unfragmented, non-IPSec, IPv4 packets, the "Identification" field can
   be used for I-DPD purposes.  The "Identification" field can be
   considered unique in the context of the IPv4 <protocol:scrAddr:
   dstAddr> tuple.  The following table summarizes these packet
   identification types:

                 *IPv4 I-DPD Packet Identification Types*

   +-----------+---------------------------------+---------------------+
   | IPv4      | Packet Identification Context   | Packet Identifier   |
   | Packet    |                                 |                     |
   | Type      |                                 |                     |
   +-----------+---------------------------------+---------------------+
   | Fragment  | <protocol:srcAddr:dstAddr>      | <fragmentOffset:id> |
   |           |                                 |                     |
   | IPSec     | <IPSecType:srcAddr:dstAddr:SPI> | <sequence>          |
   | Packet    |                                 |                     |
   |           |                                 |                     |
   | Regular   | <protocol:srcAddr:dstAddr>      | <id>                |
   | Packet    |                                 |                     |
   +-----------+---------------------------------+---------------------+

   "IPSecType" is either Authentication Header (AH) or Encapsulating
   Security Payload (ESP).

   The limited size (16 bits) of the IPv4 header "Identification" field
   may result in the value rapidly wrapping, particularly if a common
   sequence space is used by a source for multiple destinations.  If
   I-DPD operation is required, the use of the "internal hashing"
   technique described in Section 5.3 may mitigate this limitation of
   the IPv4 "Identification" field for SMF DPD.  In this case the
   "internal hash" value would be concatenated with the "Identification"
   value for I-DPD operation.

5.2.2.  IPv4 Hash-based DPD

   To ensure consistent IPv4 H-DPD operation among SMF nodes, a default
   hashing approach is specified.  This is similar to that specified for
   IPv6, but the H-DPD header option with HAV is not considered.  SMF
   MUST perform an MD5 [RFC1321] hash of the immutable header fields,
   option fields and data content of the IPv4 multicast packet resulting
   in a 128-bit digest.  The lower 64 bits of this digest (MD5_64) is
   used for SMF packet identification.  The approach for calculating the
   hash value SHOULD follow the same guidelines described for
   calculating the Integrity Check Value (ICV) described in [RFC4302]
   with respect to non-mutable fields.  A history of the packet hash
   values SHOULD be maintained in the context of <protocol:srcAddr:
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   since the SMF-DPD HAV cannot be employed to mitigate hash collisions.

   The MD5 hash is specified at present for consistency and robustness.
   Future approaches and experimentation may discover designs tradeoffs
   in hash robustness and efficiency worth considering for future
   versions of SMF.  This MAY include reducing the packet payload length
   that is processed, determining shorter indexes, or applying a more
   efficient hashing algorithm.

5.3.  Internal Hash Computation Considerations

   Forwarding protocols that use DPD techniques, such as SMF, may be
   vulnerable to denial-of-service (DoS) attacks based on spoofing
   packets with apparently valid packet identifier fields.  Such a
   consideration is pointed out in Section 10.  In wireless environments
   where SMF will most likely be used, the opportunity for badly-
   behaving nodes to conduct such attacks is more prevalent than in
   wired networks.  In the case of IPv4 packets, fragmented IP packets
   or packets with IPSec headers applied, the DPD "identifier" of
   potential future packets that might be forwarded is very predictable
   and easily subject to denial-of-service attacks against forwarding.
   A RECOMMENDED technique to counter this concern is for SMF
   implementations to generate an "internal" hash value that is
   concatenated with the explicit I-DPD packet identifier to form a
   unique identifier that is a function of the packet content as well as
   the visible identifier.  SMF implementations could seed their hash
   generation with a random value to make it unlikely that an external
   observer could guess how to spoof packets used in a denial-of-service
   attack against forwarding.  Since the hash computation and state is
   kept completely internal to SMF nodes, the cryptographic properties
   of this hashing would not need to be extensive and thus possibly of
   low complexity.  Experimental implementations may determine that a
   lightweight hash of even only portions of packets may suffice to
   serve this purpose.

   For IPv4 I-DPD based on the limited 16-bit IP header "Identification"
   field, it is possible that use of this "internal hash" technique may
   also enhance I-DPD performance in cases where the IPv4
   "Identification" field may wrap quickly due to the source supporting
   high data rate flows.

   While H-DPD is not as readily susceptible to this form of DoS attack,
   it is possible that a sophisticated adversary could use side
   information to construct spoofing packets to mislead forwarders using
   a well-known hash algorithm.  Thus, similarly, a separate "internal"
   hash value could be concatenated with the well-known hash value to
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6.  Reduced Relay Set Forwarding and Relay Selection Capability

   SMF implementations MUST support CF as a basic forwarding mechanism
   when reduced relay set information is not available or not selected
   for operation.  In CF mode, each node transmits a locally generated
   or newly received packet exactly once.  The DPD techniques described
   in Section 5 are critical to proper operation and prevent duplicate
   packet retransmissions by the same forwarding node.

   A goal of SMF is to apply reduced relay sets for more efficient
   multicast dissemination within dynamic topologies.  To accomplish
   this SMF MUST support the ability to modify its multicast packet
   forwarding rules based upon relay set state received dynamically
   during operation.  In this way, SMF forwarding can continue to
   operate effectively as neighbor adjacencies or multicast forwarding
   policies within the topology change.

   In early SMF experimental deployments, the relay set information has
   been derived from a coexistent unicast MANET protocol that selected a
   reduced relay set for control plane traffic.  From this experience,
   extra pruning considerations where sometimes required when utilizing
   a relay set from a separate routing protocol process, since a relay
   set formed for the unicast control plane flooding MAY include a more
   redundant set of nodes than desired for multicast forwarding use
   (e.g., biconnected control plane CDS meshes).

   Here is a recommended criteria list for SMF relay set selection
   algorithm candidates:

   1.  Robustness to topological dynamics and mobility

   2.  Localized election or coordination of any relay sets

   3.  Reasonable minimization of relay set size to achieve CDS given
       above constraints

   4.  Heuristic support for preference or election metrics (Better
       enables scenario-specific management of relay set)

   Some relay set algorithms meeting these criteria are described in the
   Appendices of this document.  Different algorithms may be more
   suitable for different MANET routing types or deployments.
   Additional relay set selection algorithms may be specified in
   separate specifications in the future.  The Appendices in this
   document can serve as a template for the content of such potential
   future specifications.

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   control options.

                       Possible L2 Trigger/Information
                                      |
                                      |
    ______________              ______v_____         __________________
   |    MANET     |            |            |       |                  |
   | Neighborhood |            | Relay Set  |       | Other Heuristics |
   |  Discovery   |----------->| Selection  |<------| (Preference,etc) |
   |   Protocol   | neighbor   | Algorithm  |       |                  |
   |______________|   info     |____________|       |__________________|
          \                              /
           \                            /
    neighbor\                          / Dynamic Relay
      info*  \      ____________      /    Set Status
              \    |    SMF     |    / (State, {neighbor info})
               `-->| Relay Set  |<--'
                   |   State    |
                -->|____________|
               /
              /
    ______________
   |  Coexistent  |
   |    MANET     |
   |   Unicast    |
   |   Process    |
   |______________|


                  Figure 4: Smf Relay Set Control Options

   There are basically three styles of SMF operation with reduced relay
   sets:

   1.  Independent operation: SMF performs its own relay set selection
       using information from an associated MANET NHDP process.  In this
       case, NHDP messaging SHOULD be appended with additional
       [PacketBB] type-length-value (TLV) content to support SMF-
       specific requirements as discussed in Section 7 and for the
       applicable relay set algorithm described in the Appendices of
       this document or future specifications.

   2.  Operation with CDS-aware unicast routing protocol: Coexistent
       unicast routing protocol provides dynamic relay set state based
       upon its own control plane CDS or neighborhood discovery
       information.  If it is desired that the SMF data plane forwarding
       use a different relay set selection algorithm than used for the
       routing protocol control plane, then the routing protocol NHDP



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       instance (if applicable) SHOULD append its messages with the
       appropriate SMF-specific TLV content (see Section 7 and the relay
       set algorithm Appendices).

   3.  Cross-layer Operation: SMF operates using neighborhood status and
       triggers from a cross-layer (e.g., layer 2 MAC or link layer)
       information base for dynamic relay set selection and maintenance.












































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7.  SMF Neighborhood Discovery Requirements

   This section defines the requirements for use of the MANET
   Neighborhood Discovery Protocol (NHDP) [NHDP] to support SMF
   operation.  Note that basic CF forwarding requires no neighborhood
   topology knowledge since every SMF node relays all traffic while
   supporting more efficient SMF relay set operation requires the
   discovery and maintenance of dynamic neighborhood (1- and 2-hop
   knowledge) topology information.  The MANET NHDP protocol can provide
   this necessary information, but in some circumstances there are a few
   SMF-specific requirements for related NHDP use.  This can be the case
   for both "independent" SMF operation where NHDP is being used
   specifically to support SMF or when one NHDP instance is used for
   both for SMF and a coexistent MANET unicast routing protocol.

   Core NHDP messages and the resultant neighborhood information base
   are described separately within the NHDP specification.  To
   summarize, the NHDP protocol provides the following basic functions:

   1.  1-hop neighbor link sensing and bidirectionality checks of
       neighbor links,

   2.  2-hop neighborhood discovery including collection of 2-hop
       neighbors and connectivity information,

   3.  Collection and maintenance of the above information across
       multiple interfaces, and

   4.  Signaling relay set selection to neighbor nodes if the relay set
       algorithm requires such information (e.g.  S-MPR ).

   The Appendices of this document describe a set of CDS-based relay set
   selection algorithms that can be used to achieve efficient SMF
   operation, even in dynamic, mobile networks[MDDA07].  For some of
   these algorithms, the core NHDP specification provides all the
   necessary information to conduct relay set selection.  For others,
   NHDP messaging needs to be extended to support relay set selection
   and maintenance.  For example, the [OLSRv2] specification specifies
   TLV constructs for NHDP messages to support its use of the S-MPR
   algorithm for control plane messaging.  An independent SMF
   implementation using S-MPR can also use these same OLSRv2 TLV types
   to support its operation.

   The following sub-sections specify some SMF-specific TLV types to
   support general SMF operation or to support the algorithms described
   in the Appendices to this document.  The Appendices describing each
   of the relay set algorithms also specify any additional requirements
   for NHDP to support their operation and reference the applicable TLV



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   types as needed.

7.1.  SMF Relay Algorithm TLV Types

   This section specifies TLV types to be used within NHDP messages to
   identify the CDS relay set selection algorithm(s) in use.  Two TLV
   types are defined, one message TLV type and one address TLV type.

7.1.1.  Relay Algorithm Message TLV Type

   The message TLV type denoted SMF_RELAY_ALG is used to identify the
   CDS relay set selection algorithm currently in use by the NHDP
   message originator.  When NHDP is used to support SMF operation, the
   SMF_RELAY_ALG TLV SHOULD be included in NHDP_HELLO messages
   generated.  This allows SMF nodes to learn when neighbors are
   configured to use different relay set algorithms.  This information
   can be used to take action, such as ignoring neighbor information
   using incompatible algorithms.  It is possible that SMF neighbors MAY
   be configured differently and still operate cooperatively, but these
   cases will vary dependent upon the algorithm types designated.

   This document defines the following Message TLV typeTable 7
   conforming to [PacketBB] to communicate "Relay Algorithm Type" to
   other 1-hop SMF neighbors.

           +--------+---------------------+--------------------+
           |        | packetBB TLV syntax | Field Values       |
           +--------+---------------------+--------------------+
           | type   | <tlvType>           | SMF_RELAY_ALG      |
           |        |                     |                    |
           | length | <length>            | 1 byte             |
           |        |                     |                    |
           | value  | <value>             | <relayAlgorithmId> |
           +--------+---------------------+--------------------+

               Table 7: SMF Relay Algorithm Type Message TLV

   In Table 7 <relayAlgorithmId> is an 8-bit field containing a number
   0-255 representing the "Relay Algorithm Type" of the originator
   address of the corresponding NHDP message.

   Possible values for the <relayAlgorithmId> are defined in Table 8.
   The table provides value assignments, future IANA assignment spaces,
   and an experimental space.  The experimental space use MUST NOT
   assume uniqueness and thus should not be used for general
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     +---------------------+----------------------------------------+
     |        Value        |                Algorithm               |
     +---------------------+----------------------------------------+
     |          0          |                   CF                   |
     |                     |                                        |
     |          1          |                  S-MPR                 |
     |                     |                                        |
     |          2          |                  E-CDS                 |
     |                     |                                        |
     |          3          |                 MPR-CDS                |
     |                     |                                        |
     |        4-127        |    Future Assignment with STD action   |
     |                     |                                        |
     |       128-239       |         No STD action required         |
     |                     |                                        |
     |       240-255       |           Experimental Space           |
     +---------------------+----------------------------------------+

                 Table 8: SMF Relay Algorithm Type Values

7.1.2.  Relay Algorithm Address Block TLV Type

   An address block TLV type, denoted SMF_NBR_RELAY_ALG (i.e., SMF
   neighbor relay algorithm) Table 9, is specified so that CDS relay
   algorithm configuration can be shared among 2-hop neighborhoods This
   is useful for the case when mixed relay algorithm operation is
   possible.

   The message SMF_RELAY_ALG TLV and address block SMF_NBR_RELAY_ALG TLV
   types share a common format.

          +--------+---------------------+---------------------+
          |        | packetBB TLV syntax | Field Values        |
          +--------+---------------------+---------------------+
          | type   | <tlvType>           | SMF_NBR_RELAY_ALG   |
          |        |                     |                     |
          | length | <length>            | variable            |
          |        |                     |                     |
          | value  | <value>             | <relayAlgorithmId>* |
          +--------+---------------------+---------------------+

            Table 9: SMF Relay Algorithm Type Address Block TLV

   Each <relayAlgorithmId> in Table 9 is an 8-bit field containing a
   number 0-255 representing the "Relay Algorithm Type" value that
   corresponds to the indicated address in the address block.  Note that
   "Relay Algorithm Type" values for 2-hop neighbors may be conveyed as
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   is expected that SMF nodes using NHDP shall construct address blocks
   using the SMF_NBR_RELAY_ALG TLV type to share the "Relay Algorithm
   Type" values of 1-hop neighbors received in SMF_RELAY_ALG TLV content
   from those neighbors.

   Again values for the <relayAlgorithmId> are defined in Table 8.

7.2.  SMF Router Priority TLV Types

   This section specifies TLV types to be used within NHDP messages to
   identify SMF Router Priority values.  Two TLV types are defined, one
   message TLV type and one address TLV type.

   For some relay set selection techniques, a value of Router Priority
   must be given or assumed for each address within the 1-hop and
   possibly 2-hop neighborhood.  This value for a specific originator
   must be consistent among neighborhood nodes.  The Appendices of this
   document discuss specific algorithm cases that require the use of
   this TLV.

7.2.1.  Router Priority Message TLV Type

   This document defines the following Message TLV type Table 10 to
   share "Router Priority" values among 1-hop SMF neighbors.

            +--------+---------------------+------------------+
            |        | packetBB TLV syntax | Field Values     |
            +--------+---------------------+------------------+
            | type   | <tlvType>           | SMF_RTR_PRIORITY |
            |        |                     |                  |
            | length | <length>            | 1 byte           |
            |        |                     |                  |
            | value  | <value>             | <priority>       |
            +--------+---------------------+------------------+

                 Table 10: SMF Router Priority Message TLV

   <priority> in Table 9 is an 8-bit field containing a number 0-255
   representing the "Router Priority" value of the originator
   corresponding NHDP message.

7.2.2.  Router Priority Address Block TLV Type

   Some relay set selection algorithms require that the "Router
   Priority" for 2-hop neighbors also be communicated and this can be
   accomplished by including the values within address block
   advertisements.  An Address Block TLV type is defined with the format
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          +--------+---------------------+----------------------+
          |        | packetBB TLV syntax | Field Values         |
          +--------+---------------------+----------------------+
          | type   | <tlvType>           | SMF_NBR_RTR_PRIORITY |
          |        |                     |                      |
          | length | <length>            | variable             |
          |        |                     |                      |
          | value  | <value>             | <priority>*          |
          +--------+---------------------+----------------------+

              Table 11: SMF Router Priority Address Block TLV

   Each <priority> in Table 11 is an 8-bit field containing a number
   0-255 representing the "Router Priority" value that corresponds to
   the indicated address in the address block.  Note that "Router
   Priority" values for 2-hop neighbors may be conveyed as single value
   or multiple value TLVs as described in [PacketBB].  It is expected
   that SMF nodes using NHDP shall construct address blocks using the
   SMF_NBR_RTR_PRIORITY TLV type to share the "Router Priority" values
   of 1-hop neighbors received in SMF_RTR_PRIORITY TLV content from
   those neighbors.






























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8.  SMF Border Gateway Considerations

   It is expected that SMF will be used to provide simple forwarding of
   multicast traffic _within_ a MANET mesh routing topology.  A border
   router approach should be used to allow interconnection of SMF areas
   with networks using other multicast routing protocols (e.g., PIM).
   It is important to note that there are many scenario-specific issues
   that should be addressed when discussing border routers.  At the
   present time, experimental deployments of SMF and PIM border router
   approaches are being used.  Some of the functionality border routers
   may need to address include the following:

   1.  Determining which multicast groups should transit the border
       router whether entering or exiting the attached MANET routing
       region(s).

   2.  Enforcement of TTL threshold or other scoping policies.

   3.  Any marking or labeling to enable DPD on ingressing packets.

   4.  Interface with exterior multicast routing protocols.

   5.  Possible operation with multiple border routers (presently beyond
       scope of this document).

   6.  Provisions for participating non-SMF nodes.

   Note the behavior of border router SMF nodes is the same as that of
   non-border SMF nodes when forwarding packets on interfaces within the
   MANET routing region.  Packets that are passed outbound to interfaces
   operating fixed-infrastructure multicast routing protocols SHOULD be
   evaluated for duplicate packet status since present standard
   multicast forwarding mechanisms do not usually perform this function.

8.1.  Forwarded Multicast Groups

   Mechanisms for determining which groups should be forwarded into a
   MANET SMF routing region is an evolving technology area.  Ideally,
   only groups for which there is active group membership should be
   injected into the SMF domain.  This might be accomplished by
   providing an IPv4 Internet Group Membership Protocol (IGMP) or IPV6
   Multicast Listener Discovery (MLD) proxy protocol so that MANET SMF
   nodes can inform attached border routers (and hence multicast
   networks) of their current group membership status.  For specific
   systems and services it may be possible to statically configure group
   membership joins in border routers, but it is RECOMMENDED that some
   form of IGMP/MLD proxy or other explicit, dynamic control of
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   protocol is beyond the scope of this document.

   Outbound traffic is less problematic.  SMF border routers can perform
   duplicate packet detection and forward non-duplicate traffic that
   meets TTL/hop limit and scoping criteria to other interfaces.
   Appropriate IP multicast routing (PIM, etc) on those interfaces can
   then make further forwarding decisions with respect to the given
   traffic and its MANET source address.  Note that the presence of
   multiple border routers associated with a MANET routing region may
   create some additional issues.  This is further discussed in
   Section 8.4.

8.2.  Multicast Group Scoping

   Multicast scoping is used by network administrators to control the
   network routing regions which are reached by multicast packets.  This
   is usually done by configuring external interfaces of border routers
   in the border of an routing region to not forward multicast packets
   which must be kept within the routing region.  This is commonly done
   based on TTL of messages or the basis of group addresses.  These
   schemes are known respectively as:

   1.  TTL scoping.

   2.  Administrative scoping.

   For IPv4, network administrators can configure border routers with
   the appropriate TTL thresholds or administratively scoped multicast
   groups in the router's interfaces as with any traditional multicast
   router.  However, for the case of TTL scoping it SHOULD be taken into
   account that the packet could traverse multiple hops within the MANET
   SMF routing region before reaching the border router.  Thus, TTL
   thresholds SHOULD be selected carefully.

   For IPv6, multicast address spaces include information about the
   scope of the group.  Thus, border routers of an SMF routing region
   know if they must forward a packet based on the IPv6 multicast group
   address.  For the case of IPv6, it is RECOMMENDED that a MANET SMF
   routing region be designated a site.  Thus, all IPv6 multicast
   packets in the range FF05::/16 SHOULD be kept within the MANET SMF
   routing region by border routers.  IPv6 packets in any other wider
   range scopes (i.e.  FF08::/16, FF0B::/16 and FF0E::16) MAY traverse
   border routers unless other restrictions different from the scope
   applies.

   Given that scoping of multicast packets is performed at the border
   routers, and given that existing scoping mechanisms are not designed
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   routers will not stop forwarding multicast data packets of the
   appropriate site scoping.  That is, it is assumed that the entire
   MANET SMF routing region is a site scoped area.

8.3.  Interface with Exterior Multicast Routing Protocols

   The traditional operation of multicast routing protocols is tightly
   integrated with the group membership function.  Leaf routers are
   configured to periodically gather group membership information, while
   intermediate routers conspire to create multicast trees connecting
   routers with directly-connected multicast sources and routers with
   active multicast receivers.  In the concrete case of SMF, border
   routers can be considered leaf routers.  Mechanisms for multicast
   sources and receivers to interoperate with border routers over the
   multihop MANET SMF routing region as if they were directly connected
   to the router need to be defined.  The following issues need to be
   addressed:

   1.  Mechanism by which border routers gather membership information.

   2.  Mechanism by which multicast sources are known by the border
       router.

   3.  Exchange of exterior routing protocol messages across the MANET
       routing region if the MANET routing region is to provide transit
       connectivity for multicast traffic.

   It is beyond the scope of this document to address implementation
   solutions to these issues.  As described in Section 8.1, IGMP/MLD
   proxy mechanisms can be deployed to address some of these issues.
   Similarly, exterior routing protocol messages could be tunneled or
   conveyed across the MANET routing region.  But, because MANET routing
   regions are multi-hop and potentially unreliable, as opposed to the
   single-hop LAN interconnection that neighboring IP Multicast routers
   might typically enjoy, additional provisions may be required to
   achieve successful operation.

   The need for the border router to receive traffic from recognized
   multicast sources within the MANET SMF routing region is important to
   achieve a smooth interworking with existing routing protocols.  For
   instance, PIM-S requires routers with locally attached multicast
   sources to register them to the Rendezvous Point (RP) so that other
   people can join the multicast tree.  In addition, if those sources
   are not advertised to other autonomous systems (AS) using MSDP,
   receivers in those external networks are not able to join the
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8.4.  Multiple Border Routers

   A MANET might be deployed with multiple participating nodes having
   connectivity to external (to the MANET), fixed-infrastructure
   networks.  Allowing multiple nodes to forward multicast traffic to/
   from the MANET routing region can be beneficial since it can increase
   reliability, and provide better service.  For example, if the MANET
   routing region were to fragment with different MANET nodes
   maintaining connectivity to different border routers, multicast
   service could still continue successfully.  But, the case of multiple
   border routers connecting a MANET routing region to external networks
   presents several challenges for SMF:

   1.  Detection/hash collision/sequencing of duplicate unmarked IPv4 or
       IPv6 (without IPSec encapsulation or DPD option) packets possibly
       injected by multiple border routers.

   2.  Source-based relay algorithms handling of duplicate traffic
       injected by multiple border routers.

   3.  Determination of which border router(s) will forward outbound
       multicast traffic.

   4.  Additional challenges with interfaces to exterior multicast
       routing protocols.

   One of the most obvious issues is when multiple border routers are
   present and may be alternatively (due to route changes) or
   simultaneously injecting common traffic into the MANET routing region
   that has not been previously marked for SMF DPD.  Different border
   routers would not be able to implicitly synchronize sequencing of
   injected traffic since they may not receive exactly the same messages
   due to packet losses.  For IPv6 I-DPD operation, the optional
   "TaggerId" field described for the SMF-DPD header option can be used
   to mitigate this issue.  When multiple border routers are injecting a
   flow into a MANET routing region, there are two forwarding policies
   that SMF DPD-S nodes may implement:

   1.  Redundantly forward the multicast flows (identified by
       <sourceAddress:destinationAddress>) from each border router,
       performing DPD processing on a <taggerID:destinationAddress> or
       <taggerID:sourceAddress:destinationAddress> basis, or

   2.  Use some basis to select the flow of one tagger (border router)
       over the others and forward packets for applicable flows
       (identified by <sourceAddress:destinationAddress>) only for that
       "Tagger ID" until timeout or some other criteria to favor another
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   It is RECOMMENDED that the first approach be used in the case of
   I-DPD operation unless the SMF system is specifically designed to
   implement the second option.  Additional specification may be
   required to describe an interoperable forwarding policy based on this
   second option.  Note that the implementation of the second option
   requires that per-flow (i.e., <sourceAddress::destinationAddress>)
   state be maintained for the selected "Tagger ID".

   The deployment of a H-DPD operational mode may alleviate DPD
   resolution when ingressing traffic comes from multiple border
   routers.  Non-colliding hash indexes (those not requiring the H-DPD
   options header in IPv6) should be resolved effectively.







































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9.  Non-SMF MANET Node Interaction

   There may be scenarios in which some neighboring wireless MANET node
   are not running SMF and/or not forwarding, but are interested in
   receiving multicast data.  For example, a MANET service might be
   deployed that is accessible to wireless edge devices that do not
   participate in MANET routing, NDHDP, and/or SMF forwarding operation.
   These devices include:

   1.  Devices that opportunistically receive multicast traffic due to
       proximity with SMF relays (possibly with asymmetric IP
       connectivity e.g., sensor network device).

   2.  Devices that participate in NHDP (directly or via routing
       protocol signaling) but do not forward traffic.

   Note there is no guarantee of traffic delivery with category 1 above,
   but the election heuristics shown in Figure 2 MAY be adjusted via
   management to better support such devices.  However, it is
   RECOMMENDED that nodes participate in NHDP when possible.  Such
   devices may also transmit multicast traffic, but it is important to
   note that SMF routing regions using source-specific relay set
   algorithms such as (S-MPR) may not forward such traffic.  These
   devices SHOULD also listen for any IGMP/MLD Queries that are provided
   and transmit IGMP/MLD Reports for groups they have joined per usual
   IP Multicast operation.  While it is not in the scope of this
   document, IGMP/MLD proxy mechanisms may be in place to convey group
   membership information to any border routers or intermediate systems
   providing IP Multicast routing functions.






















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10.  Security Considerations

   Gratuitous use of option headers can cause problems in routers.
   Routers outside of MANET routing regions should ignore SMF-specific
   header options if encountered.  The header options types are encoded
   appropriately for this behavior.

   Sequence-based packet identifiers are predictable and thus provide an
   opportunity for a denial-of-service attack against forwarding.  The
   use of the "internal hashing" as described in Section 5.3 for the
   I-DPD operation helps to mitigate denial-of-service attacks on
   predictable packet identifiers.  In this case, spoofed packets MAY be
   forwarded but the additional internal history identifier will protect
   against false collision events that may result from a predictive
   denial-of-service attack.

   Another potential denial-of-service attack against SMF forwarding is
   possible when a bad-behaving node has a form of "wormhole" access
   (via a directional antenna, etc) to preview packets before a
   particular SMF node would receive them.  The bad-behaving node could
   reduce the TTL or Hop Limit of the packet and transmit it to the SMF
   node causing it to forward the packet with a limited TTL (or even
   drop it) and make a DPD entry that would block forwarding of the
   subsequently-arriving valid packet with appropriate TTL value.  This
   would be a relatively low-cost, high-payoff attack that would be hard
   to detect and thus attractive to potential attackers.  An approach of
   caching TTL information with DPD state and taking appropriate
   forwarding actions is identified in Section 4 to mitigate this form
   of attack.

   The support of forwarding IPSec datagrams without further
   modification for both IPv4 and IPv6 is supported by this
   specification.

   Authentication mechanisms to identify the source of IPv6 option
   headers should be considered to reduce vulnerability to a variety of
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11.  IANA Considerations

   This document raises multiple IANA Considerations.  These include the
   IPv6 SMF_DPD hop-by-hop Header Extension defined and multiple Type-
   Length-Value (TLV) constructs (see [PacketBB]) used to extend NHDP
   operation as needed to support different forms of SMF operation.

11.1.  IPv6 SMF_DPD Header Extension

   This document requests IANA assignment of the "SMF_DPD" hop-by-hop
   option type from the IANA "IPv6 Hop-by-Hop Options Option Type"
   registry (see Section 5.5 of [RFC2780]).

   The format of this new option type is described in Section 5.1.1.  A
   portion of the option data content is the "taggerIdType" that
   provides a context for the "taggerId" that is optionally included to
   identify the intermediate system that added the SMF_DPD option to the
   packet.  This document defines a name-space for IPv6 SMF_DPD Tagger
   Identifier Types:
                        ietf:manet:smf:taggerIdTypes

   The values that can be assigned within the "ietf:manet:smf:
   taggerIdTypes" name-space are numeric indexes in the range [0, 7],
   boundaries included.  All assignment requests are granted on a "IETF
   Consensus" basis as defined in [RFC2434].

   This specification registers the following Tagger Identification Type
   values in the registry "ietf:manet:smf:taggerIdTypes":

                   +----------+-------+---------------+
                   | Mnemonic | Value | Reference     |
                   +----------+-------+---------------+
                   |   NULL   |   0   | This document |
                   |          |       |               |
                   |  DEFAULT |   1   | This document |
                   |          |       |               |
                   |   IPv4   |   2   | This document |
                   |          |       |               |
                   |   IPv6   |   3   | This document |
                   |          |       |               |
                   |   ExtId  |   7   | This document |
                   +----------+-------+---------------+

11.2.  SMF NHDP TLV Types

   SMF defines two Message TLV types that must be allocated from the
   "Assigned Message TLV Types" registry of [PacketBB].  The following
   table lists the Message TLV types that must be allocated:



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   +------------------+-------+----------------------------------------+
   | Mnemonic         | Value | Description                            |
   +------------------+-------+----------------------------------------+
   | SMF_RELAY_ALG    |  TBD  | The value field of this TLV conveys    |
   |                  |       | the SMF relay set selection algorithm  |
   |                  |       | of the message originator.             |
   |                  |       |                                        |
   | SMF_RTR_PRIORITY |  TBD  | The value field of this TLV conveys    |
   |                  |       | the "Router Priority" of the SMF node  |
   |                  |       | originating the message.               |
   +------------------+-------+----------------------------------------+

   Additionally, SMF also defines two corresponding Address Block TLV
   types that must be allocated from the "Assigned Address Block TLV
   Types" repository of [PacketBB].  The following table lists the
   Address Block TLV types that must be allocated:

   +----------------------+-------+------------------------------------+
   | Mnemonic             | Value | Description                        |
   +----------------------+-------+------------------------------------+
   | SMF_NBR_RELAY_ALG    |  TBD  | The value field of this TLV        |
   |                      |       | conveys the SMF relay set          |
   |                      |       | selection algorithm of the node    |
   |                      |       | associated with the corresponding  |
   |                      |       | address in the address block.      |
   |                      |       |                                    |
   | SMF_NBR_RTR_PRIORITY |  TBD  | The value field of this TLV        |
   |                      |       | conveys the "Router Priority" of   |
   |                      |       | the SMF ode associated with the    |
   |                      |       | corresponding address in the       |
   |                      |       | address block.                     |
   +----------------------+-------+------------------------------------+

   The SMF_RELAY_ALG and SMF_NBR_RELAY_ALGORITHM TLV types share a
   common format with an 8-bit value field that identifies the SMF relay
   selection algorithm type.  This specification defines the following
   name-space for SMF relay set selection algorithm types:
                       ietf:manet:smf:relayAlgorithms

   The values that can be assigned within the "ietf:manet:smf:
   relayAlgorithms" name-space are numeric indexes in the range [0,
   255], boundaries included.  As shown in Table 8 assignment requests
   in the range [0, 127] are granted on a "IETF Consensus" basis as
   defined in [RFC2434].  Assignment requests within the "ietf:manet:
   smf:relayAlgorithms" namespace for the range [128,239] are granted on
   a "First Come First Served" basis as defined in [RFC2434].  The
   experimental space in the range [240, 255] should be reserved and not
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   This specification registers the following Tagger Identification Type
   values in the registry "ietf:manet:smf:relayAlgorithms":

            +----------+-------+-----------------------------+
            | Mnemonic | Value | Reference                   |
            +----------+-------+-----------------------------+
            | CF       | 0     | This document               |
            |          |       |                             |
            | S-MPR    | 1     | Appendix A of this document |
            |          |       |                             |
            | E-CDS    | 2     | Appendix B of this document |
            |          |       |                             |
            | MPR-CDS  | 3     | Appendix C of this document |
            +----------+-------+-----------------------------+

   It is RECOMMENDED that the SMF_RELAY_ALG Message TLV type be included
   in NHDP messages generated by nodes configured for any form of SMF
   operation.

































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12.  Acknowledgments

   Many of the concepts and mechanisms used and adopted by SMF resulted
   from many years of discussion and related work within the MANET WG
   since the late 1990s.  There are obviously many contributors to past
   discussions and related draft documents within the WG that have
   influenced the development of SMF concepts that deserve
   acknowledgment.  In particular, the document is largely a direct
   product of the earlier SMF design team within the IETF MANET WG and
   borrows text and implementation ideas from the related individuals.
   Some of the contributors who have been involved in design, content
   editing, prototype implementation, and core discussions are listed
   below in alphabetical order.  We appreciate input from many others we
   may have missed in this list as well.

      Design contributors in alphabetical order:

      Brian Adamson

      Teco Boot

      Ian Chakeres

      Thomas Clausen

      Justin Dean

      Brian Haberman

      Charles Perkins

      Pedro Ruiz

      Fred Templin

      Maoyu Wang

   The RFC text was produced using Marshall Rose's xml2rfc tool and Bill
   Fenner's XMLmind add-ons.












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13.  References

13.1.  Normative References

   [E-CDS]    Ogier, R., "MANET Extension of OSPF Using CDS Flooding",
              Proceedings of the 62nd IETF , March 2005.

   [MPR-CDS]  Adjih, C., Jacquet, P., and L. Viennot, "Computing
              Connected Dominating Sets with Multipoint Relays", Ad Hoc
              and Sensor Wireless Networks , January 2005.

   [NHDP]     Clausen, T. and et al, "Neighborhood Discovery Protocol",
              draft-ietf-manet-nhdp-05, Work in progress ,
              December 2007.

   [OLSRv2]   Clausen, T. and et al, "Optimized Link State Routing
              Protocol version 2", draft-ietf-manet-olsrv2-04, Work in
              progress , July 2007.

   [PacketBB]
              Clausen, T. and et al, "Generalized MANET Packet/Message
              Format", draft-ietf-manet-packetbb-11, Work in progress ,
              November 2007.

   [RFC0791]  Postel, J., "Internet Protocol", STD 5, RFC 791,
              September 1981.

   [RFC1321]  Rivest, R., "The MD5 Message-Digest Algorithm", RFC 1321,
              April 1992.

   [RFC2119]  Bradner, S., "Key words for use in RFCs to Indicate
              Requirement Levels", BCP 14, RFC 2119, March 1997.

   [RFC2434]  Narten, T. and H. Alvestrand, "Guidelines for Writing an
              IANA Considerations Section in RFCs", BCP 26, RFC 2434,
              October 1998.

   [RFC2460]  Deering, S. and R. Hinden, "Internet Protocol, Version 6
              (IPv6) Specification", RFC 2460, December 1998.

   [RFC2644]  Senie, D., "Changing the Default for Directed Broadcasts
              in Routers", BCP 34, RFC 2644, August 1999.

   [RFC2780]  Bradner, S., "IANA Allocation Guidelines For Values In the
              Internet Protocol and Related Headers", March 2000.

   [RFC3626]  Clausen, T. and P. Jacquet, "Optimized Link State Routing
              Protocol", 2003.



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   [RFC4302]  Kent, S., "IP Authentication Header", December 2005.

13.2.  Informative References

   [GJ79]     Garey, M. and D. Johnson, "Computers and Intractability: A
              Guide to the Theory of NP-Completeness.", Freeman and
              Company , 1979.

   [GM99]     Garcia-Luna-Aceves, JJ. and E. Madruga, "The core-assisted
              mesh protocol", Selected Areas in Communications, IEEE
              Journal on  Volume 17, Issue 8, August 1999.

   [JLMV02]   Jacquet, P., Laouiti, V., Minet, P., and L. Viennot,
              "Performance of multipoint relaying in ad hoc mobile
              routing protocols", Networking , 2002.

   [MDC04]    Macker, J., Dean, J., and W. Chao, "Simplified Multicast
              Forwarding in Mobile Ad hoc Networks", IEEE MILCOM 2004
              Proceedings , 2004.

   [MDDA07]   Macker, J., Downard, I., Dean, J., and R. Adamson,
              "Evaluation of distributed cover set algorithms in mobile
              ad hoc network for simplified multicast forwarding", ACM
              SIGMOBILE Mobile Computing and Communications Review
               Volume 11 ,  Issue 3  (July 2007), July 2007.

   [MGL04]    Mohapatra, P., Gui, C., and J. Li, "Group Communications
              in Mobile Ad hoc Networks", IEEE Computer Vol. 37, No. 2,
              February 2004.

   [NTSC99]   Ni, S., Tseng, Y., Chen, Y., and J. Sheu, "The Broadcast
              Storm Problem in Mobile Ad hoc Networks", Proceedings Of
              ACM Mobicom 99 , 1999.

   [RFC2901]  Macker, JP. and MS. Corson, "Mobile Ad hoc Networking
              (MANET): Routing Protocol Performance Issues and
              Evaluation Considerations", 1999.

   [RFC3684]  Ogier, R., Templin, F., and M. Lewis, "Topology
              Dissemination Based on Reverse-Path Forwarding", 2003.

   [RFC3973]  Adams, A., Nicholas, J., and W. Siadak, "Protocol
              Independent Multicast - Dense Mode (PIM-DM): Protocol
              Specification (Revised)", RFC 3973, January 2005.

   [RFC4601]  Fenner, B., Handley, M., Holbrook, H., and I. Kouvelas,
              "Protocol Independent Multicast - Sparse Mode (PIM-SM):
              Protocol Specification (Revised)", RFC 4601, August 2006.



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   [WC02]     Williams, B. and T. Camp, "Comparison of Broadcasting
              Techniques for Mobile Ad hoc Networks", Proceedings of ACM
              Mobihoc 2002 , 2002.
















































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Appendix A.  Source-based Multipoint Relay (S-MPR)

   The source-based multipoint relay (S-MPR) set selection algorithm
   enables individual nodes, using two-hop topology information, to
   select relays from their set of neighboring nodes.  Relays are
   selected so that forwarding to the node's complete two-hop neighbor
   set is covered.  This distributed relay set selection technique has
   been shown to approximate a minimal connected dominating set (MCDS)
   in [JLMV02].  Individual nodes must collect two-hop neighborhood
   information from neighbors, determine an appropriate current relay
   set, and inform selected neighbors of their relay status.  Note that
   since each node picks its neighboring relays independently, S-MPR
   forwarders depend upon previous hop information (e.g, source MAC
   address) to operate correctly.  The Optimized Link State Routing
   (OLSR) protocol has used this algorithm and protocol for relay of
   link state updates and other control information [RFC3626] and it has
   been demonstrated operationally in dynamic network environments.

   It is RECOMMENDED that the SMF_RELAY_ALG message TLV be included in
   NHDP_HELLO messages that are generated by nodes conducting S-MPR SMF
   operation.

A.1.  S-MPR Relay Set Selection Overview

   A RECOMMENDED algorithm for S-MPR set selection is described in the
   [OLSRv2] specification.  As this algorithm has had considerable use
   to support the OLSR control plane, it is expected to perform
   adequately to support data plane multicast traffic.  To summarize,
   the S-MPR algorithm uses bi-directional 1-hop and 2-hop neighborhood
   information collected via NHDP to select, from a node's 1-hop
   neighbors, a set of relays that will cover the node's entire 2-hop
   neighbor set upon forwarding.  The algorithm described uses a
   "greedy" heuristic of first picking the 1-hop neighbor who will cover
   the most 2-hop neighbors.  Then, excluding those 2-hop neighbors that
   have been covered, additional relays from its 1-hop neighbor set are
   iteratively selected until the entire 2-hop neighborhood is covered.
   Note that 1-hop neighbors also identified as 2-hop neighbors are
   considered as 1-hop neighbors only.  This is only a partial
   description of the S-MPR algorithm.  The [RFC3626] specification
   provides a complete description including the use of a "willingness"
   metric that can be used to influence S-MPR forwarder selection.  That
   specification also describes a "WILLINGNESS" message TLV that can be
   used in NHDP by nodes to advertise their "willingness" metric value
   to their neighbors.

   NHDP_HELLO messages are used to signal relay selections to 1-hop
   neighbors.  The "MPR" address block TLV specified in [RFC3626] MUST
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   NHDP_HELLO message address block(s).  It is important to note that
   S-MPR forwarding is dependent upon the previous hop of an incoming
   packet.  A S-MPR node MUST forward packets only for neighbors which
   have explicitly selected it as a relay (i.e., its "selectors").
   There are also some additional requirements for duplicate packet
   detection to support S-MPR SMF operation that are described below.

   For multiple interface operation, MPR selection SHOULD be conducted
   on a per-interface basis.  However, it is possible to economize MPR
   selection among multiple interfaces by selecting common MPRs to the
   extent possible.  It is important to note that the S-MPR forwarding
   rules described in assume per-interface MPR selection (i.e.  MPRs are
   _not_ selected in the context of all interfaces).  This is consistent
   with the MPR selection heuristics described in [RFC3626].  Other
   source-based approaches may be possible, but would require
   alternative selection and forwarding rules be specified.

A.2.  S-MPR Forwarding Rules

   An S-MPR relay MUST only forward packets for neighbors that have
   explicitly selected it as a forwarder.  The source-based forwarding
   technique also stipulates some additional duplicate packet detection
   operations.  For multiple network interfaces, independent DPD state
   MUST be maintained for each separate interface.  The following table
   provides the procedure for S-MPR packet forwarding given the arrival
   of a packet on a given interface, denoted <srcIface>.  There are
   three possible actions, depending upon the previous-hop transmitter:

   1.  If the previous-hop transmitter has selected the current node as
       a relay,

       A.  The packet identifier is checked against the DPD state for
           each possible outbound interface, including the <srcIface>.

       B.  If the packet is not a duplicate for an outbound interface,
           the packet is forwarded via that interface and a DPD entry is
           made for the given packet identifier for the interface.

       C.  If the packet is a duplicate, no action is taken for that
           interface.

   2.  Else, if the previous-hop transmitter is a 1-hop symmetric
       neighbor,

       A.  A DPD entry is made for that packet for the <srcIface>, but
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   3.  Otherwise, no action is taken.

   Case number two in the above table is non-intuitive, but important to
   ensure correctness of S-MPR SMF operation.  The selection of source-
   based relays does not result in a common set among neighboring nodes,
   so relays MUST mark in their DPD state, packets received from non-
   selector, symmetric, one-hop neighbors (for a given interface) and
   not forward subsequent duplicates of that packet if received on that
   interface.  Deviation here can result in unnecessary, repeated packet
   forwarding throughout the network, or incomplete flooding.

   Nodes not participating in neighborhood discovery and relay set
   selection will not be able to source multicast packets into the area
   and have SMF forward them.  Correct S-MPR relay behavior will occur
   with the introduction of repeaters (non-NHDP/SMF participants that
   relay multicast packets using duplicate detection and CF) but the
   repeaters will not efficiently contribute to S-MPR forwarding as
   these nodes will not be identified as neighbors (symmetric or
   otherwise) in the S-MPR forwarding process.  NHDP/SMF participants
   MUST NOT provide extra forwarding, forwarding packets which are not
   selected by the algorithm, as this can disrupt network-wide S-MPR
   flooding, resulting in incomplete or inefficient flooding.

A.3.  S-MPR Neighborhood Discovery Requirements

   S-MPR election operation requires 2-hop neighbor knowledge as
   provided by the NHDP protocol [NHDP] or from external sources.  MPRs
   are dynamically selected by each node and selections MUST be
   advertised and dynamically updated within NHDP or an equivalent
   protocol or mechanism.  For NHDP use, the MPR-specific TLVs defined
   in OLSRv2 [OLSRv2] are also required to be implemented by NHDP.  This
   includes the "MPR" address block TLV type for designating selected
   1-hop neighbors and the optional "WILLINGNESS" TLV described in that
   specification.  The NHDP or external process must also provide link-
   layer (MAC) addresses of 1-hop neighbor nodes and MPR selectors so
   that S-MPR forwarding can be conducted properly.

A.4.  S-MPR Selection Algorithm

   This section describes a basic algorithm for the S-MPR selection
   process.  Note that the selection is with respect to a specific
   interface of the node performing selection and other node interfaces
   referenced are reachable from this reference node interface.  This is
   consistent with the S-MPR forwarding rules described above.  When
   multiple interfaces per node are used, it is possible to enhance the
   overall selection process across multiple interfaces such that common
   nodes are selected as MPRs for each interface to avoid unnecessary
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   The following steps describe a basic algorithm for conducting S-MPR
   selection for a node interface "n0":

   1.  Initialize the set "MPR" to empty.

   2.  Initialize the set "N1" to include all 1-hop neighbors of "n0".

   3.  Initialize the set "N2" to include all 2-hop neighbors, excluding
       "n0" and any nodes in "N1".

   4.  For each interface "y" in "N1", initialize a set "N2(y)" to
       include any interfaces in "N2" that are 1-hop neighbors of "y".

   5.  For each interface "x" in "N1" with a willingness value of
       "WILL_ALWAYS" (or using CF relay algorithm), select "x" as a MPR:

       A.  Add "x" to the set "MPR" and remove "x" from "N1".

       B.  For each interface "z" in "N2(x)", remove "z" from "N2"

       C.  For each interface "y" in "N1", remove any interfaces in
           "N2(x)" from "N2(y)"

   6.  For each interface "z" in "N2", initialize the set "N1(z)" to
       include any interfaces in "N1" that are 1-hop neighbors of "z".

   7.  For each interface "x" in "N2" where "N1(x)" has only one member,
       select "x" as a MPR:

       A.  Add "x" to the set "MPR" and remove "x" from "N1".

       B.  For each interface "z" in "N2(x)", remove "z" from "N2" and
           delete "N1(z)"

       C.  For each interface "y" in "N1", remove any interfaces in
           "N2(x)" from "N2(y)"

   8.  While "N2" is not empty, select the interface "x" in "N1" with
       the largest number of members in "N_2(x)" as a MPR:

       A.  Add "x" to the set "MPR" and remove "x" from "N1".

       B.  For each interface "z" in "N2(x)", remove "z" from "N2"

       C.  For each interface "y" in "N1", remove any interfaces in
           "N2(x)" from "N2(y)"

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   selections to its neighbors.  With NHDP, this is done by using the
   MPR address block TLV to mark selected neighbor addresses in
   NHDP_HELLO messages.  Neighbors MUST record their MPR selection
   status and the previous hop address (e.g., link or MAC layer) of the
   selector.  Note these steps are re-evaluated upon neighborhood status
   changes.













































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Appendix B.  Essential Connecting Dominating Set (E-CDS) Algorithm

   The "Essential Connected Dominating Set" (E-CDS) algorithm [E-CDS]
   allows nodes to use 2-hop neighborhood topology information to
   dynamically elect _themselves_ as relay nodes to form a CDS.  Its
   packet forwarding rules are not dependent upon previous hop
   knowledge.  Additionally, E-CDS SMF forwarders can be easily mixed
   without problem with CF SMF forwarders, even those not participating
   in NHDP.  Another benefit is that packets opportunistically received
   from non-symmetric neighbors may be forwarded without compromising
   flooding efficiency or correctness.  Furthermore, multicast sources
   not participating in NHDP may freely inject their traffic and
   neighboring E-CDS relays will properly forward the traffic.  The
   E-CDS based relay set selection algorithm is based upon the summary
   within [E-CDS].  E-CDS was originally discussed in the context of
   forming partial adjacencies and efficient flooding for MANET OSPF
   extensions work and the core algorithm is applied here for SMF.

   It is RECOMMENDED that the SMF_RELAY_ALG message TLV be included in
   NHDP_HELLO messages that are generated by nodes conducting E-CDS SMF
   operation.

B.1.  E-CDS Relay Set Selection Overview

   The E-CDS relay set selection requires 2-hop neighborhood information
   collected through NHDP or another process.  Relay nodes, in E-CDS SMF
   selection, are "self-elected" using a Router ID (identifier, that may
   be represented by an interface address) and an optional nodal metric,
   referred to here as "Router Priority" for all 1-hop and 2-hop
   neighbors.  To ensure proper relay set self-election, the Router ID
   and Router Priority MUST be consistent among nodes participating and
   it is RECOMMENDED that NHDP be used to share this information.  The
   E-CDS self-election process can be summarized as follows:

   1.  If an SMF node has a higher ordinal (Router Priority, Router ID)
       than all of its symmetric neighbors, it elects itself to act as a
       forwarder for all received multicast packets,

   2.  Else, if there does not exist a path from neighbor "j" with
       largest (Router Priority, Router ID) to any other neighbor, _via_
       neighbors with larger values of (Router Priority, Router ID),
       then it elects itself to the relay set.

   The basic form of E-CDS described and applied within this
   specification does not provide for redundant relay set election
   (e.g., bi-connected) but such capability is supported by the basic
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B.2.  E-CDS Forwarding Rules

   With E-CDS, any SMF node that has selected itself as a relay performs
   DPD and forward all non-duplicative multicast traffic allowed by the
   present forwarding policy.  Packet previous hop knowledge is not
   needed for forwarding decisions when using E-CDS.

   1.  Upon packet reception, DPD is performed.  Note E-CDS require one
       duplicate table for the set of interfaces associated with the
       relay set selection.

   2.  If the packet is a duplicate, no further action is taken.

   3.  If the packet is non-duplicative:

       A.  A DPD entry is made for the packet identifier

       B.  The packet is forwarded out all interfaces associated with
           the relay set selection

   As previously mentioned, even packets sourced (or relayed) by nodes
   not participating in NHDP and/or the E-CDS relay set selection may be
   forwarded by E-CDS forwarders without problem.  A particular
   deployment MAY choose to not forward packets from sources or relays
   that have been explicitly identified via NHDP or other means as
   operating as part of a different relay set algorithm (e.g.  S-MPR) to
   allow coexistent deployments to operate correctly.  Also, E-CDS relay
   set selection may be configured to be influenced by statically-
   configured CF relays that are identified via NHDP or other means.

B.3.  E-CDS Neighborhood Discovery Requirements

   It is possible to perform E-CDS relay set selection without
   modification of NHDP, basing the self-election process exclusively on
   the Router IDs (interface addresses) of participating SMF nodes.
   However, it has been shown that use of the "Router Priority" metric
   as part of the selection process can result in improved performance
   in certain cases.  Note that SMF nodes with higher "Router Priority"
   values will tend to be favored as relays over other nodes.  Thus,
   preferred relays MAY be administratively configured to be selected
   when possible.  Additionally, other metrics (e.g. nodal degree,
   energy capacity, etc) for "Router Priority" may be used to produce
   desired network performance.  In either case it is required that SMF
   nodes MUST have been assigned unique "Router ID" values.  For
   multiple interface operation, it is necessary that a consistent
   "Router ID" be advertised in NHDP messages for the originator and its
   1-hop symmetric neighbors (_TBD - Does NHDP provide for this?  If so,
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   The SMF_PRIORITY message TLV and SMF_NBR_PRIORITY address block TLV
   described in Section 7.2 are RECOMMENDED for use with SMF E-CDS
   operation.  The SMF_PRIORITY message TLV is used to share a node's
   "Router Priority" with its 1-hop neighbors and the SMF_NBR_PRIORITY
   address block TLV is used to convey "Router Priority" values among
   2-hop neighborhoods.  A default technique of using nodal degree (i.e.
   count of 1-hop neighbors) is RECOMMENDED for the value field of these
   TLV types.

B.4.  E-CDS Selection Algorithm

   This section describes an algorithm for E-CDS relay selection (self-
   election).  The algorithm described uses 2-hop information.  Note it
   is possible to extend this algorithm to use k-hop information with
   added computational complexity and mechanisms for sharing k-hop
   topology information that are not described in this document or the
   NHDP specification.  It should also be noted that this algorithm does
   not impose the "hop limit" bound described in [E-CDS] when performing
   the path search that is used for relay selection.  However, the
   algorithm below could be easily augmented to accommodate this
   additional criteria.  In normal operation, it is not expected that
   the "hop limit" bound will provide significant benefit.

   The tuple of "Router Priority" and "Router ID" is used in E-CDS relay
   set selection.  Precedence is given to the "Router Priority" portion
   and the "Router ID" value is used as a tie-breaker.  The evaluation
   of this tuple is referred to as "RtrPri(n)" in the description below
   where "n" references a specific node.  Note it is possible that the
   "Router Priority" portion may be optional and the evaluation of
   "RtrPri()" be solely based upon the unique "Router ID".  Since there
   MUST NOT be any duplicate "Router ID" values among SMF nodes, a
   comparison of RtrPri(n) between any two nodes will always be an
   inequality.  The following steps describe a basic algorithm for
   conducting E-CDS relay selection for a node "n0":

   1.  Initialize the set "N1" to include all 1-hop neighbors of "n0".

   2.  If "N1" has less than 2 members, then "n0" does _not_ select
       itself as a relay and no further steps are taken.

   3.  Initialize the set "N2" to include all 2-hop neighbors, excluding
       "n0" and any nodes in "N1".

   4.  If "RtrPri(n0)" is greater than that of all nodes in the union of
       "N1" and "N2", then "n0" selects itself as a relay and no further
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   5.  Initialize all nodes in the union of "N1" and "N2" as
       "unvisited".

   6.  Find the node "n1_Max" that has the largest "RtrPri()" of all
       nodes in "N1"

   7.  Initialize queue "Q" to contain "n1_Max", marking "n1_Max" as
       "visited"

   8.  While node queue "Q" is not empty, remove node "x" from the head
       of "Q", and for each 1-hop neighbor "n" of node "x" (excluding
       "n0") that is _not_ marked "visited"

       A.  Mark node "n" as "visited"

       B.  If "RtrPri(n)" is greater than "RtrPri(n0), append "n" to "Q"

   9.  If any node in "N1" remains "unvisited", then "n0" selects itself
       as a relay.  Otherwise "n0" does not act as an relay.

   Note these steps are re-evaluated upon neighborhood status changes.
   Steps 5 through 8 of this procedure describe an approach to a path
   search.  The purpose of this path search is to determine if paths
   exist from the 1-hop neighbor with maximum "RtrPri()" to all other
   1-hop neighbors without traversing an intermediate node with a
   ""RtrPri()" value less than "RtrPri(n0)".  These steps comprise a
   breadth-first traversal that evaluates only paths that meet that
   criteria.  If all 1-hop neighbors of "n0" are "visited" during this
   traversal, then the path search has succeeded and node "n0" does not
   need to provide relay.  It can be assumed that other nodes will
   provide relay operation to ensure SMF connectivity.

   It is possible to extend this algorithm to consider neighboring SMF
   nodes that are known to be statically configured for CF (always
   relaying).  The modification to the above algorithm is to process
   such nodes as having a maximum possible "Router Priority" value.  It
   is expected that nodes configured for CF and participating in NHDP
   would indicate this with use of the SMF_RELAY_ALG and
   SMF_NBR_RELAY_ALG TLV types in their NHDP_HELLO message and address
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Appendix C.  Multipoint Relay Connected Dominating Set (MPR-CDS)
             Algorithm

   The MPR-CDS algorithm is an extension to the basic S-MPR election
   algorithm that results in a shared (non source-specific) SMF CDS.
   Thus its forwarding rules are not dependent upon previous hop
   information similar to E-CDS.  An overview of the MPR-CDS selection
   algorithm is provided in [MPR-CDS].

   It is RECOMMENDED that the SMF_RELAY_ALG message TLV be included in
   NHDP_HELLO messages that are generated by nodes conducting MPR-CDS
   SMF operation.

C.1.  MPR-CDS Relay Set Selection Overview

   The MPR-CDS relay set selection process is based upon the MPR
   selection process of the S-MPR algorithm with the added refinement of
   a distributed technique for subsequently down-selecting to a common
   reduced, shared relay set.  A node ordering (or "prioritization")
   metric is used as part of this down-selection process Like the E-CDS
   algorithm, this metric can be based upon node address or some other
   unique router identifier ("Router ID") as well as an additional
   "Router Priority" measure, if desired.  The process for MPR-CDS relay
   selection is as follows:

   1.  First, MPR selection per the S-MPR algorithm is conducted, with
       selectors informing their MPRs (via NHDP) of their selection.

   2.  Then, the following rules are used on a distributed basis by
       selected nodes to possibly unselect themselves and thus jointly
       establish a common set of shared SMF relays:

       A.  If a selected node has a larger "RtrPri()" than all of its
           1-hop symmetric neighbors, then it acts as a relay for all
           multicast traffic, regardless of the previous hop

       B.  Else, if the 1-hop symmetric neighbor with the largest
           "RtrPri()" value has selected the node, then it also acts as
           a relay for all multicast traffic, regardless of the previous
           hop.

       C.  Otherwise, it unselects itself as a relay and does not
           forward any traffic unless changes occur that require re-
           evaluation of the above steps.

   This technique shares many of the desirable properties of the E-CDS
   technique with regards to compatibility with multicast sources not
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   nodes to be present, regardless of their participation in NHDP.

C.2.  MPR-CDS Forwarding Rules

   The forwarding rules for MPR-CDS are common with those of E-CDS.  Any
   SMF node that has selected itself as a relay performs DPD and forward
   all non-duplicative multicast traffic allowed by the present
   forwarding policy.  Packet previous hop knowledge is not needed for
   forwarding decisions when using MPR-CDS.

   1.  Upon packet reception, DPD is performed.  Note MPR-CDS require
       one duplicate table for the set of interfaces associated with the
       relay set selection.

   2.  If the packet is a duplicate, no further action is taken.

   3.  If the packet is non-duplicative:

       A.  A DPD entry is made for the packet identifier

       B.  The packet is forwarded out all interfaces associated with
           the relay set selection

   As previously mentioned, even packets sourced (or relayed) by nodes
   not participating in NHDP and/or the MPR-CDS relay set selection may
   be forwarded by E-CDS forwarders without problem.  A particular
   deployment MAY choose to not forward packets from sources or relays
   that have been explicitly identified via NHDP or other means as
   operating as part of a different relay set algorithm (e.g.  S-MPR) to
   allow coexistent deployments to operate correctly.  Also, MPR-CDS
   relay set selection may be configured to be influenced by statically-
   configured CF relays that are identified via NHDP or other means.

C.3.  MPR-CDS Neighborhood Discovery Requirements

   The neighborhood discovery requirements for MPR-CDS have commonality
   with both the S-MPR and E-CDS algorithms.  MPR-CDS selection
   operation requires 2-hop neighbor knowledge as provided by the NHDP
   protocol [NHDP] or from external sources.  In the S-MPR phase of MPR-
   CDS selection, MPRs are dynamically determined by each node and
   selections MUST be advertised and dynamically updated using NHDP or
   an equivalent protocol or mechanism.  For NHDP use, the TLVs defined
   in OLSRv2 [OLSRv2] to support MPR selection and notification are also
   required.  This includes the "MPR" address block TLV type for
   designating selected 1-hop neighbors and the optional "WILLINGNESS"
   TLV described in that specification.  Unlike S-MPR operation, there
   is no need for associating link-layer address information with 1-hop
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   hop.  In common with E-CDS, the SMF_RTR_PRIORITY TLV MAY be used to
   advertise an optional "Router Priority" value associated with a node.
   However, in MPR-CDS, only the message TLV for "Router Priority" needs
   to be used since only 1-hop knowledge of "Router Priority" is
   required.

   The NHDP or external process must also provide link-layer (MAC)
   addresses of 1-hop neighbor nodes and MPR selectors so that S-MPR
   forwarding can be conducted properly.

C.4.  MPR-CDS Selection Algorithm

   This section describes an algorithm for the MPR-CDS selection
   process.  Note that the selection described is with respect to a
   specific interface of the node performing selection and other node
   interfaces referenced are reachable from this reference node
   interface.  An ordered tuple of "Router Priority" and "Router ID" is
   used in MPR-CDS relay set selection.  Precedence is given to the
   "Router Priority" portion and the "Router ID" value is used as a tie-
   breaker.  The evaluation of this tuple is referred to as "RtrPri(n)"
   in the description below where "n" references a specific node.  Note
   it is possible that the "Router Priority" portion may be optional and
   the evaluation of "RtrPri()" be solely based upon the unique "Router
   ID".  Since there MUST NOT be any duplicate "Router ID" values among
   SMF nodes, a comparison of RtrPri(n) between any two nodes will
   always be an inequality.  Additionally, since this process includes
   S-MPR selection as part of its execution, the S-MPR "WILLINGNESS"
   value that nodes MAY use is also taken into consideration.  Note
   that, if a node is configured with a "WILLINGNESS" value of
   "WILL_ALWAYS", then that node's "RtrPtr()" should be evaluated
   assuming the maximum possible "Router Priority".  The following
   steps, repeated upon any changes detected within the 1-hop and 2-hop
   neighborhood, describe a basic algorithm for conducting MPR-CDS
   selection for a node interface "n0":

   1.  Perform steps 1-8 of Appendix A.4 to select MPRs from the set of
       1-hop neighbors of "n0" and notify/update neighbors of
       selections.

   2.  Upon being selected as an MPR (or any change in the set of nodes
       selecting "n0" as an MPR):

       A.  If no neighbors have selected "n0" as an MPR, "n0" does not
           act as a relay and no further steps are taken until a change
           in neighborhood topology or selection status occurs.

       B.  Determine the node "n1_max" that has the maximum "RtrPri()"
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       C.  If "RtrPri(n0)" is greater than "RtrPri(n1_max)", then "n0"
           selects itself as a relay for all multicast packets,

       D.  Else, if "n1_max" has selected "n0" as an MPR, then "0"
           selects itself as a relay for all multicast packets.

       E.  Otherwise, "n0" does not act as a relay.

   It is possible to extend this algorithm to consider neighboring SMF
   nodes that are known to be statically configured for CF (always
   relaying).  The modification to the above algorithm is to process
   such nodes as having a maximum possible "Router Priority" value.
   This is the same as the case for participating nodes that have been
   configured with a S-MPR "WILLINGNESS" value of "WILL_ALWAYS".  It is
   expected that nodes configured for CF and participating in NHDP would
   indicate their status with use of the SMF_RELAY_ALG TLV type in their
   NHDP_HELLO message TLV block.


































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Authors' Addresses

   Joseph Macker
   NRL
   Washington, DC  20375
   USA

   Email: macker@itd.nrl.navy.mil


   SMF Design Team
   IETF MANET WG

   Email: manet@ietf.org





































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