The techniques presented herein provide Routing Protocol for Low power and Lossy Networks (RPL) that enhances the incorporation of RPL Unaware Leaves (RULs) into a network while also improving the flexibility of the network deployment. Specifically, the techniques presented herein create one or more proxies for RULs that can reduce the number of messages a RUL needs to receive. Thus, a RUL can wake less and preserve its battery. The one or more proxies proxy IPv6 protocol, such as DHCPv6, for the RUL and maintain the keep alive state for RUL.

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