[riot-devel] Association time in mobile RPL/6lowpan networks

Cenk G√ľndogan cenk.guendogan at fu-berlin.de
Thu May 21 08:37:22 CEST 2015

Hey Adam,

I am currently adopting RPL to our new network stack and while doing so,
I also added sane functionalities which were plainly missing in the old 
This also includes sending a DIS when initializing RPL for the first time.
However,  I am just now realizing that such a DIS can get lost in our 
typical LLN case - it may make sense to send a DIS periodically until a 
DIO is received?
Does anyone has an opinion on this?

Forcing a DIS from userspace sounds like a good feature. It may help in 
testing/debuging the dodag tree interactively.
I also thought about reseting the trickle timer from userspace to 
enforce DIOs.


On 21.05.2015 04:36, Adam Hunt wrote:
> That's great. Is there any way to force a node to send a DIS message 
> from userspace?
> On Wed, May 20, 2015, 5:34 PM Oleg Hahm <oliver.hahm at inria.fr 
> <mailto:oliver.hahm at inria.fr>> wrote:
>     Hi Adam!
>     > Has anyone tested the amount of time it takes for a node (full
>     or reduced
>     > function) to join an RPL routed 6lowpan network? I realize that
>     it's very
>     > likely to vary quite a bit depending on the network, I'm just
>     curious if
>     > anyone has an approximate range.
>     As you said: it depends quite a bit on the network and the
>     parameters. Since
>     nodes on the current RPL implementation won't send proactively DIS
>     messages
>     and the interval of sending DIOs increases, it will usually take
>     just a couple
>     of seconds if you try to join the network right after bootup, but
>     can take
>     more than one minute in a later phase.
>     Cheers,
>     Oleg
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