IPv6 over BLUETOOTH(R) Low Energy
RFC 7668

Document Type RFC - Proposed Standard (October 2015; No errata)
Last updated 2015-10-27
Replaces draft-ietf-6lowpan-btle
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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                       J. Nieminen
Request for Comments: 7668                                   TeliaSonera
Category: Standards Track                                  T. Savolainen
ISSN: 2070-1721                                               M. Isomaki
                                                                   Nokia
                                                                B. Patil
                                                                    AT&T
                                                               Z. Shelby
                                                                     ARM
                                                                C. Gomez
                              Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya/i2CAT
                                                            October 2015

                   IPv6 over BLUETOOTH(R) Low Energy

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 has been standardized since 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 IPv6 over Low-power Wireless Personal
   Area Network (6LoWPAN) techniques.

Status of This Memo

   This is an Internet Standards Track document.

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force
   (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has
   received public review and has been approved for publication by the
   Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).  Further information on
   Internet Standards is available in Section 2 of RFC 5741.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,
   and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at
   http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc7668.

Nieminen, et al.             Standards Track                    [Page 1]
RFC 7668                 IPv6 over Bluetooth LE             October 2015

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Table of Contents

   1. Introduction  ...................................................3
     1.1. Terminology and Requirements Language .......................3
   2. Bluetooth Low Energy  ...........................................4
     2.1. Bluetooth LE Stack  .........................................4
     2.2. Roles and Topology for Link Layer ...........................5
     2.3. Bluetooth LE Device Addressing  .............................6
     2.4. Bluetooth LE Packet Sizes and MTU ...........................6
   3. Specification of IPv6 over Bluetooth Low Energy .................7
      3.1. Protocol Stack .............................................8
      3.2. Link Model .................................................8
           3.2.1. IPv6 Subnet Model and Internet Connectivity .........9
           3.2.2. Stateless Address Autoconfiguration ................10
           3.2.3. Neighbor Discovery .................................12
           3.2.4. Header Compression .................................13
                  3.2.4.1. Remote Destination Example ................14
                  3.2.4.2. Example of Registration of
                           Multiple Addresses ........................15
           3.2.5. Unicast and Multicast Address Mapping ..............16
   4. Security Considerations ........................................16
   5. References .....................................................17
      5.1. Normative References ......................................17
      5.2. Informative References ....................................18
   Acknowledgements ..................................................20
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