Transmission of IPv6 Packets over PLC Networks
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6Lo Working Group                                                 J. Hou
Internet-Draft                                       Huawei Technologies
Intended Status: Standards Track                               Y-G. Hong
Expires: December 25, 2017                                          ETRI
                                                                 X. Tang
                                                                  SGEPRI
                                                           June 23, 2017

             Transmission of IPv6 Packets over PLC Networks
                          draft-hou-6lo-plc-01

Abstract

   Power Line Communication (PLC), namely using the electric-power lines
   for indoor and outdoor communications, has been widely applied to
   support Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI), especially the smart
   meters for electricity.  The inherent advantage of existing
   electricity infrastructure facilitates the expansion of PLC
   deployments, and moreover, a wide variety of accessible devices
   raises the potential demand of IPv6 for future applications.  As part
   of this technology, Narrowband PLC (NBPLC) is focused on the low-
   bandwidth and low-power scenarios that includes current standards
   such as IEEE 1901.2 and ITU-T G.9903.  This document describes how
   IPv6 packets are transported over constrained PLC networks.

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INTERNET DRAFT               IPv6 over PLC                 June 23, 2017

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  2
   2.  Requirements Notation and Terminology  . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
   3.  Overview of PLC  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
     3.1.  Protocol Stack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5
     3.2.  Addressing Modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6
     3.3.  Maximum Transmission Unit  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6
   4.  Specification of IPv6 over Narrowband PLC  . . . . . . . . . .  6
     4.1.  IEEE 1901.2  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7
       4.1.1.  Stateless Address Autoconfiguration  . . . . . . . . .  7
       4.1.2.  IPv6 Link Local Address  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7
       4.1.3.  Unicast Address Mapping  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7
       4.1.4.  Neighbor Discovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8
       4.1.5.  Header Compression . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8
       4.1.6.  Fragmentation and Reassembly . . . . . . . . . . . . .  9
     4.2.  ITU-T G.9903 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  9
       4.2.1.  Stateless Address Autoconfiguration  . . . . . . . . .  9
       4.2.2.  IPv6 Link Local Address  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  9
       4.2.3.  Unicast Address Mapping  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
       4.2.4.  Neighbor Discovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
       4.2.5.  Header Compression . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
       4.2.6.  Fragmentation and Reassembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
       4.2.7.  Extension at 6lo Adaptation Layer  . . . . . . . . . . 11
   5.  Internet Connectivity Scenarios and Topologies . . . . . . . . 12
   6.  IANA Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
   7.  Security Consideration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
   8.  Acknowledgements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
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