6lowpan -- IPv6 over Low-Power Wireless Area Networks
The IETF 6lowpan Working Group aims to define the transport of IPv6 over IEEE 802.15.4 low-power wireless personal area networks.
You can find out more about the IETF WG at http://www.ietf.org/html.charters/6lowpan-charter.html. The mailing list archive is at https://www1.ietf.org/mailman/listinfo/6lowpan.
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6lowpan at IETF 76
The 6lowpan working group met on Tue, November 10, 2009 at the Hiroshima IETF.
The meeting materials are at: https://datatracker.ietf.org/meeting/76/materials.html#wg-6lowpan
6lowpan at IETF 75
The 6lowpan working group met on Tue, July 28, 2009 at the Stockholm IETF.
The "use cases" and "routing requirements" informational documents are nearing last-call, as is the HC (header compression) specification. ND may also be last-called after another revision, expected in August. A new version of the security document is available and now needs review.
Among the not-yet-chartered work, fragment recovery is proceeding. There was no consensus to deprecate RFC 4944 fragmentation procedures.
Another interesting item of work was sparked by a talk by Juergen Schoenwaelder, who discussed deployment models for SNMP in 6LoWPAN networks. Unfortunately, time was not sufficient to discuss the 6LoWPAN MIB proposal.
The meeting materials are at: https://datatracker.ietf.org/meeting/75/materials.html#wg-6lowpan
Detailed (draft) minutes at http://www.ietf.org/proceedings/75/minutes/6lowpan.txt
6lowpan at IETF 74
The 6lowpan working group met March 23, 2009 in San Francisco, CA, US.
6lowpan at IETF 73
The 6lowpan working group met November 18, 2008, in Minneapolis, MN, US.
6lowpan at IETF 72
The 6lowpan working group met in Dublin, Ireland, in July 2008.
6lowpan at IETF 71
The 6lowpan working group met on Tue, March 11, 2008 at the Philadelphia IETF.
The new IETF ROLL WG (Routing Over Low power and Lossy networks) is now set up, We spent some time at the meeting to clarify the relationship between the WGs, in particular with respect to I-Ds whose content needs to be re-shuffled between the WGs. We also now have a clear way forward with the specific items on the new charter of the WG. Minutes are forthcoming; a first glance can be taken from the chairs' slides as they were updated during the meeting.
6lowpan at IETF 70
The 6lowpan working group met on Wed, December 05, 2007 at the Vancouver IETF.
Minutes are at: http://www3.ietf.org/proceedings/07dec/minutes/6lowpan.txt
6lowpan at IETF 69
The 6lowpan working group met on Tue, July 24, 2007 at the Chicago IETF.
As the format document has been approved by the IESG on May 1st, the focus of this meeting was on rechartering. We discussed contributions to essentially all of the proposed charter items, except for 5 (security). Due to the RSN/R2LN initiative to be proposed at the RTGAREA meeting, we decided to reduce item 4 to just defining the (L2/L3 agnostic) requirements for routing. Item 3 was extended to include an actual Architecture Document in addition to the application scenarios. The purpose is not to write a textbook, but to collect answers to the questions that have been holding us up in defining the specific 6lowpan specifications now on the charter.
6lowpan at IETF 68
The 6lowpan working group met on Monday March 19 during Morning Session (0900-1130).
The agenda focused around:
- Finishing the format document (based on IESG comments received)
- Nailing down the charter proposal for the next round
The problem statement document has been approved by IESG.
6lowpan at IETF 67
The 6lowpan working group met on Wednesday November 8 during Afternoon Session II (1510-1610) in Spinnaker.
The minutes have been uploaded to the proceedings page: http://www3.ietf.org/proceedings/06nov/minutes/6lowpan.txt
Christian Schumacher, WG secretary, has prepared an editorial update of the problem document based on late WGLC comments on the mailing list: draft-ietf-6lowpan-problem-06-preview.txt [updated]
New encoding proposal discussion
See NewEncoding for current state of discussion.
Arch Rock has prepared a proposal for a different adaptation header encoding.
Revised Slides: 6lowpan-header-proposal-2.ppt
Initial draft text that was used at the meeting is at: tentative-draft2-ietf-6lowpan-format-07.txt (Even older stuff: The initial slides for that proposal are available here: 6lowpan-header-proposal.ppt old draft: tentative-draft-ietf-6lowpan-format-07.txt)
6lowpan at IETF 66
6lowpan met on Tuesday, Jul 11th, from 0900 to 1130 at 519B at the 66th IETF (Palais de Congres in Montreal, QC, CA).
Agenda: 6lowpan at IETF 66.
Minutes are being constructed.
6lowpan at IETF 65
6lowpan met on Friday, Mar 24th, from 0900 to 1130 at Monet at the 65th IETF (Hilton Anatole in Dallas, TX, US).
We discussed the format document (which, after small revisions, will go into WGLC). Once the format passes WGLC, we will submit both problem statement and format specification to IESG, completing our charter (expected within the next 6 to 8 weeks).
We also extensively discussed a proposal for a new WG charter, designed to allow completion by December 2006, which will have five deliverables (see slides); we achieved in-room consensus after some minor modifications and now need to draft the charter and discuss this with the ADs.
Finally, we worked on a number of technical issues (ND optimization, mesh routing), but ran out of time. Assuming that we get re-chartered, we plan to schedule an Interim in the second half of May, possibly co-located with an 802.11/.15 Interim, or possibly in Europe.
Minutes are at the meeting site.
Agenda: 6lowpan at IETF 65.
6lowpan met Friday, Jan 27th, at Sun Microsystems.
Agenda: 6lowpan Interim.
6lowpan at IETF 64
6lowpan met on Monday, Nov 7th, from 1300 to 1500 at Salon F at the 64th IETF (Westin Bayshore in Vancouver, CA).
Agenda: 6lowpan at IETF 64.
6lowpan at IETF 63
Learn more about the WG meeting of 6lowpan at IETF 63.
Several Issues have been identified with the current working group documents at IETF 63.
The proceedings of the previous IETF meeting (IETF 62) are at http://www.ietf.org/proceedings/05mar/6lowpan.html ; the WG was still at BOF stage at the time.
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