Transmission of IPv6 Packets over BLUETOOTH Low Energy
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6Lo Working Group                                       J. Nieminen, Ed.
Internet-Draft                                        T. Savolainen, Ed.
Intended status: Standards Track                              M. Isomaki
Expires: May 11, 2014                                              Nokia
                                                                B. Patil
                                                                    AT&T
                                                               Z. Shelby
                                                               Sensinode
                                                                C. Gomez
                                              Universitat Politecnica de
                                                         Catalunya/i2CAT
                                                        November 7, 2013

         Transmission of IPv6 Packets over BLUETOOTH Low Energy
                         draft-ietf-6lo-btle-00

Abstract

   BLUETOOTH Low Energy is a low power air interface technology defined
   by the BLUETOOTH Special Interest Group (BT-SIG).  The standard
   BLUETOOTH radio has been widely implemented and available in mobile
   phones, notebook computers, audio headsets and many other devices.
   The low power version of BLUETOOTH is a new specification that
   enables the use of this air interface with devices such as sensors,
   smart meters, appliances, etc.  The low power variant of BLUETOOTH is
   currently specified in the revision 4.0 of the BLUETOOTH
   specifications (BLUETOOTH 4.0).  This document describes how IPv6 is
   transported over BLUETOOTH Low Energy using 6LoWPAN techniques.

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Nieminen, et al.          Expires May 11, 2014                  [Page 1]
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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
     1.1.  Terminology and Requirements Language  . . . . . . . . . .  3
   2.  BLUETOOTH Low Energy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
     2.1.  BLUETOOTH Low Energy stack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
     2.2.  Link layer roles and topology  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
     2.3.  BT-LE device addressing  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5
     2.4.  BT-LE packets sizes and MTU  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5
   3.  Specification of IPv6 over BLUETOOTH Low Energy  . . . . . . .  6
     3.1.  Protocol stack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6
     3.2.  Link model . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7
       3.2.1.  Stateless address autoconfiguration  . . . . . . . . .  8
       3.2.2.  Neighbor discovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  9
       3.2.3.  Header compression . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  9
       3.2.4.  Unicast and Multicast address mapping  . . . . . . . . 10
     3.3.  Internet connectivity scenarios  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
   4.  IANA Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
   5.  Security Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
   6.  Additional contributors  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
   7.  Acknowledgements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
   8.  References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
     8.1.  Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
     8.2.  Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
   Appendix A.  BLUETOOTH Low Energy fragmentation and L2CAP Modes  . 14
   Appendix B.  BLUETOOTH Low Energy L2CAP Channel ID Usage for
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