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Title : Mesh Link Establishment
Author(s) : Richard Kelsey
Filename : draft-kelsey-intarea-mesh-link-establishment-03.txt
Pages : 22
Date : 2012-05-17
This document defines the mesh link establishment (MLE) protocol for
establishing and configuring secure links in an ad hoc mesh radio
network. Effective mesh networking using radio links requires
identifying, configuring, and securing usable links to neighboring
devices. In an ad hoc mesh network a device's neighbors may come and
go as the network's membership and physical environment change.
Newly usable links need to be identified and configured
automatically, where configuration values can include link-layer
addresses, transmit and receive modes, security parameters, and so
forth. MLE includes the option of securing the configuration
messages themselves, as link-layer security is typically not
available prior to configuration.