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Assignment of an Ethertype for IPv6 with LoWPAN Encapsulation

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (individual)
Expired & archived
Authors Ralph Droms , Paul Duffy
Last updated 2016-04-04
Replaced by draft-ietf-6lo-ethertype-request
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When carried over layer 2 technologies such as Ethernet, IPv6 datagrams using LoWPAN encapsulation as defined in RFC 4944 must be identified so the receiver can correctly interpret the encoded IPv6 datagram. This document requests the assignment of an Ethertype for that purpose.


Ralph Droms
Paul Duffy

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