Transmission of IPv6 packets over ITU-T G.9959 Networks
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IPv6 over Networks of Resource-constrained Nodes (6lo) WG      A. Brandt
Internet-Draft                                                  J. Buron
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Expires: September 5, 2014                                 March 4, 2014

        Transmission of IPv6 packets over ITU-T G.9959 Networks
                       draft-ietf-6lo-lowpanz-03

Abstract

   This document describes the frame format for transmission of IPv6
   packets and a method of forming IPv6 link-local addresses and
   statelessly autoconfigured IPv6 addresses on ITU-T G.9959 networks.

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   The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT",
   "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" in this
   document are to be interpreted as described in [RFC2119].

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
     1.1.  Terms used  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   2.  G.9959 parameters to use for IPv6 transport . . . . . . . . .   4
     2.1.  Addressing mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     2.2.  IPv6 Multicast support  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     2.3.  G.9959 MAC PDU size and IPv6 MTU  . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     2.4.  Transmission status indications . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     2.5.  Transmission security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   3.  6LoWPAN Adaptation Layer and Frame Format . . . . . . . . . .   6
     3.1.  Dispatch Header . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   4.  6LoWPAN addressing  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     4.1.  Stateless Address Autoconfiguration of routable IPv6
           addresses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     4.2.  IPv6 Link Local Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     4.3.  Unicast Address Mapping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     4.4.  On the use of Neighbor Discovery technologies . . . . . .   9
       4.4.1.  Prefix and CID management (Route-over)  . . . . . . .   9
       4.4.2.  Prefix and CID management (Mesh-under)  . . . . . . .  10
   5.  Header Compression  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
   6.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
   7.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
   8.  Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
   9.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
     9.1.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
     9.2.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
   Appendix A.  G.9959 6LoWPAN datagram example  . . . . . . . . . .  14
   Appendix B.  Change Log . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
     B.1.  Changes since -00 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
     B.2.  Changes since -01 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  18
     B.3.  Changes since -02 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  18
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  19

1.  Introduction

   The ITU-T G.9959 recommendation [G.9959] targets low-power Personal
   Area Networks (PANs).  This document defines the frame format for
   transmission of IPv6 [RFC2460] packets as well as the formation of
   IPv6 link-local addresses and statelessly autoconfigured IPv6
   addresses on G.9959 networks.
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