Transmission of IPv6 Packets over BLUETOOTH Low Energy

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Subject: Protocol Action: 'Transmission of IPv6 Packets over Bluetooth Low Energy' to Proposed Standard (draft-ietf-6lowpan-btle-08.txt)

The IESG has approved the following document:
- 'Transmission of IPv6 Packets over Bluetooth Low Energy'
  (draft-ietf-6lowpan-btle-08.txt) as Proposed Standard

This document is the product of the IPv6 over Low power WPAN Working

The IESG contact persons are Ralph Droms and Brian Haberman.

A URL of this Internet Draft is:

Technical Summary 

  Bluetooth Low Energy (BT-LE) is a low power air interface technology
  defined by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (BT SIG). While
  Bluetooth has been widely implemented, 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 referred
  to as Bluetooth 4.0. This document describes how IPv6 is transported
  over Bluetooth Low Energy using 6LoWPAN techniques.

Working Group Summary 

  This document represents the consensus of the 6LoWPAN WG how to
  apply the technology developed for IEEE 802.15.4 to BT-LE.  The
  document was presented to the WG at IETF-80 as a personal
  submission.  It was subsequently progressed through the normal WG
  process based on mailing list discussion.

Document Quality 

  The document is a product of the 6LoWPAN working group and has been
  reviewed by a small number of working group members. As far as known
  to this Shepherd, so far it has been implemented by one company
  (this implementation has been demonstrated in the hallway of the
  IETF 83 meeting). The authors are aware of several other companies
  that are interested, including one that has begun implementing. The
  Bluetooth 4.0 specification and thus BT-LE itself is being
  implemented widely (e.g., in the iPhone 4S and iPad 3 and certain
  modern Macs), so it is important to agree on an IP-over-foo
  specification for this link layer.


  Carsten Bormann is the Document Shepherd.  Ralph Droms is the
  Responsible Area Director.

RFC Editor Note

   "Bluetooth" and related terms are trademarks of the Bluetooth SIG.
   Before publication of this document, please confirm with Teemu
   Savolainen <> and Ralph Droms
   <> that the use of the "Bluetooth" trademark
   has been identified to the satisfaction of Bluetooth SIG.


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