Security is an important issue for 6lowpan, although different applications will differ in their SecurityObjectives.

During the preliminary stages of the 6lowpan WG it was realized that a mandatory requirement of IPsec for a IEEE 802.15.4 environment is not feasible. It is also unclear how the security requirements for 6lowpan networks may be different and thus this WG should identify what the relevant requirements are and possibly a security approach for 6lowpan.

There are two basic approaches to security:

Whatever protocol is used for encryption/authentication, the part that will be expensive in code size and RAM use is the KeyManagement. There is no fundamental difference in KeyManagement between the two approaches listed above.

Security (last edited 2008-02-20 14:57:17 by localhost)