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: September 11, 2017                                         ETRI
                                                                 X. Tang
                                                                  SGEPRI
                                                          March 10, 2017

             Transmission of IPv6 Packets over PLC Networks
                          draft-hou-6lo-plc-00

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.  With the inherent advantage of existing
   electricity infrastructure, PLC is expanding deployments all over the
   world, indicating 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, including
   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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Hou, et al                                                      [Page 1]
INTERNET DRAFT               IPv6 over PLC                March 10, 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5
     3.3.  Maximum Transmission Unit  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6
   4.  Specification of IPv6 over Narrowband PLC  . . . . . . . . . .  6
     4.1.  IEEE 1901.2  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6
       4.1.1.  Stateless Address Autoconfiguration  . . . . . . . . .  6
       4.1.2.  IPv6 Link Local Address  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7
       4.1.3.  Unicast and Multicast Address Mapping  . . . . . . . .  7
       4.1.4.  Header Compression . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8
       4.1.5.  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 and Multicast Address Mapping  . . . . . . . . 10
       4.2.4.  Header Compression . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
       4.2.5.  Fragmentation and Reassembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
       4.2.6.  Extension at 6lo Adaptation Layer  . . . . . . . . . . 12
   5.  Internet Connectivity Scenarios and Topologies . . . . . . . . 12
   6.  IANA Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
   7.  Security Consideration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
   8.  References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
     8.1.  Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
     8.2.  Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
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