[nemo-dev] The connectivity expression in NEMO

PEDRO ANDRES ARANDA GUTIERREZ pedroa.aranda at telefonica.com
Mon Aug 31 07:02:15 UTC 2015

Hi Tianran

Back from holidays… My 2 cents:

If we want to keep things simple, I would use the Link as the relationship between two adjacent nodes. However we are not saying it is a cable. So it could be that we have an infrastructure below that does the routing but is not relevant to the user or application. If you want to express a connection between A and C via two links, it might not be necessary to include B and D. If you want to include them, you will have to express somehow that they do forward packets.

Best, /PA

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Asunto: [nemo-dev] The connectivity expression in NEMO

Hi Team,

As I reviewed our model, I am thinking about this scenario.

I have the following user level topology, nodes are connected by connections:

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There are two possible ways to interpret this as we have the same discussion on the IETF bar bof meeting.

1.  One node can only communicate with nodes with explicit connection. E.g, A can communicate with B and D, but not C.

2.  One node can communicate with all nodes with any connectivity. I.e, A can communicate with C since there is connectivity via B or D.

Personally, I support option 1. I think the “connection” should explicitly express the user’s intent for the connectivity. We cannot assume the intermediate nodes has the routing/forwarding capability.

However, option 2 will make the intent expression complex, and even worse have the user to know many details.

For example, with option 2, if the user only want A communicate with B and D. Then he has to know that C also has connectivity with A(this is hard). And he has to say “A cannot communicate with C”.

Best Regards,


Dr. Pedro A. Aranda Gutiérrez

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