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Transmission of IPv6 Packets over Bluetooth Low Energy

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 and enables the use of this air interface with devices such as sensors, smart meters, appliances, etc.  The low power variant of Bluetooth is commonly specified in revision 4.0 of the Bluetooth specifications and commonly refered to as Bluetooth 4.0.  This document describes how IPv6 is transported over Bluetooth Low Energy using 6LoWPAN techniques.

Table of Contents

1.  Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
1.1.  Requirements Language  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . .  3
1.2.  Terminology  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. .  . .  3
2.  Bluetooth Low Energy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . .  4
2.1.  Protocol stack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . .  4
2.2.  Link layer roles and topology  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5
3.  Specificaion of IPv6 over Bluetooth Low Energy. .  5
3.1.  Protocol stack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6
3.2.  Link model . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6
3.2.1.  IPv6 Address configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6
3.2.2.  Unicast and Multicast address mappin . . . .  7
3.3.  Internet connectivity scenarios  . . . . .  . . . . . . . .  8
4.  IANA Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . .  8
5.  Security Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8
6.  Additional contributors  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . .  9
7.  Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  9
Appendix A.  Bluetooth Low Energy basics . . . . .. . . . . 10
Authors’ Addresses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . 10

Read more: https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-ietf-6lowpan-btle/

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
     1.1.  Requirements Language  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
     1.2.  Terminology  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
   2.  Bluetooth Low Energy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
     2.1.  Protocol stack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
     2.2.  Link layer roles and topology  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5
   3.  Specificaion of IPv6 over Bluetooth Low Energy . . . . . . . .  5
     3.1.  Protocol stack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6
     3.2.  Link model . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6
       3.2.1.  IPv6 Address configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6
       3.2.2.  Unicast and Multicast address mapping  . . . . . . . .  7
     3.3.  Internet connectivity scenarios  . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8
   4.  IANA Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8
   5.  Security Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8
   6.  Additional contributors  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  9
   7.  Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  9
   Appendix A.  Bluetooth Low Energy basics . . . . . . . . . . .
Table of Contents

1.  Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3

1.1.  Requirements Language  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3

1.2.  Terminology  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3

2.  Bluetooth Low Energy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4

2.1.  Protocol stack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4

2.2.  Link layer roles and topology  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5

3.  Specificaion of IPv6 over Bluetooth Low Energy . . . . . . . .  5

3.1.  Protocol stack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6

3.2.  Link model . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6

3.2.1.  IPv6 Address configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6

3.2.2.  Unicast and Multicast address mapping  . . . . . . . .  7

3.3.  Internet connectivity scenarios  . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8

4.  IANA Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8

5.  Security Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8

6.  Additional contributors  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  9

7.  Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  9

Appendix A.  Bluetooth Low Energy basics . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Authors' Addresses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

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   Authors' Addresses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

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