Transmission of IPv6 Packets over Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications (DECT) Ultra Low Energy (ULE)
RFC 8105

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Replaces draft-mariager-6lowpan-v6over-dect-ule
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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                       P. Mariager
Request for Comments: 8105                              J. Petersen, Ed.
Category: Standards Track                                        RTX A/S
ISSN: 2070-1721                                                Z. Shelby
                                                                     ARM
                                                          M. van de Logt
                                                    Bosch Sensortec GmbH
                                                              D. Barthel
                                                             Orange Labs
                                                                May 2017

      Transmission of IPv6 Packets over Digital Enhanced Cordless
            Telecommunications (DECT) Ultra Low Energy (ULE)

Abstract

   Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications (DECT) Ultra Low Energy
   (ULE) is a low-power air interface technology that is proposed by the
   DECT Forum and is defined and specified by ETSI.

   The DECT air interface technology has been used worldwide in
   communication devices for more than 20 years.  It has primarily been
   used to carry voice for cordless telephony but has also been deployed
   for data-centric services.

   DECT ULE is a recent addition to the DECT interface primarily
   intended for low-bandwidth, low-power applications such as sensor
   devices, smart meters, home automation, etc.  As the DECT ULE
   interface inherits many of the capabilities from DECT, it benefits
   from operation that is long-range and interference-free, worldwide-
   reserved frequency band, low silicon prices, and maturity.  There is
   an added value in the ability to communicate with IPv6 over DECT ULE,
   such as for Internet of Things applications.

   This document describes how IPv6 is transported over DECT ULE using
   IPv6 over Low-Power Wireless Personal Area Network (6LoWPAN)
   techniques.

Mariager, et al.             Standards Track                    [Page 1]
RFC 8105                   IPv6 over DECT ULE                   May 2017

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 7841.

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Mariager, et al.             Standards Track                    [Page 2]
RFC 8105                   IPv6 over DECT ULE                   May 2017

Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     1.1.  Requirements Notation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     1.2.  Terms Used  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   2.  DECT Ultra Low Energy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     2.1.  The DECT ULE Protocol Stack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     2.2.  Link Layer Roles and Topology . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     2.3.  Addressing Model  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     2.4.  MTU Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     2.5.  Additional Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   3.  Specification of IPv6 over DECT ULE . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     3.1.  Protocol Stack  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     3.2.  Link Model  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
     3.3.  Subnets and Internet Connectivity Scenarios . . . . . . .  15
   4.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
   5.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
   6.  ETSI Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  18
   7.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  18
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