6LoWPAN is defined in RFC 4944 in conjunction with a number of
specifications that are currently nearing completion. The entirety
of these specifications may be hard to understand, pose specific
implementation problems, or be simply inconsistent.
The present guide aims to provide a roadmap to these documents as
well as provide specific advice how to use these specifications in
combination. In certain cases, it may provide clarifications or even
corrections to the specifications referenced.
This guide is intended as a continued work-in-progress, i.e. a long-
lived Internet-Draft, to be updated whenever new information becomes
available and new consensus on how to handle issues is formed.
Similar to the ROHC implementation guide, RFC 4815, it might be
published as an RFC at some future time later in the maintenance
curve of the specifications.
This document does not describe a new protocol or attempt to set a
new standard of any kind - it mostly describes good practice in using
the existing specifications, but it may also document emerging
consensus where a correction needs to be made.