Transmission of IPv6 Packets over BLUETOOTH(R) Low Energy
draft-ietf-6lo-btle-02

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6Lo Working Group                                            J. Nieminen
Internet-Draft                                             T. Savolainen
Intended status: Standards Track                              M. Isomaki
Expires: December 13, 2014                                         Nokia
                                                                B. Patil
                                                                    AT&T
                                                               Z. Shelby
                                                                     Arm
                                                                C. Gomez
                              Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya/i2CAT
                                                           June 11, 2014

       Transmission of IPv6 Packets over BLUETOOTH(R) Low Energy
                         draft-ietf-6lo-btle-02

Abstract

   Bluetooth Smart is the brand name for the Bluetooth low energy
   feature in the Bluetooth specification defined by the Bluetooth
   Special Interest Group.  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 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 standardized since the revision 4.0 of
   the Bluetooth specifications, although version 4.1 or newer is
   required for IPv6.  This document describes how IPv6 is transported
   over Bluetooth low energy using 6LoWPAN techniques.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
     1.1.  Terminology and Requirements Language . . . . . . . . . .   3
   2.  Bluetooth Low Energy  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     2.1.  Bluetooth LE stack  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     2.2.  Link layer roles and topology . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     2.3.  Bluetooth LE device addressing  . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     2.4.  Bluetooth LE packets sizes and MTU  . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   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  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
       3.2.3.  Header compression  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
         3.2.3.1.  Remote destination example  . . . . . . . . . . .  10
       3.2.4.  Unicast and Multicast address mapping . . . . . . . .  11
     3.3.  Internet connectivity scenarios . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
   4.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
   5.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
   6.  Additional contributors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
   7.  Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
   8.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
     8.1.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
     8.2.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
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