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Interconnecting Smart Objects with IP by Adam Dunkels, Jean-Philippe Vasseur

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Chapter 15

IPv6 for Smart Object Networks — A Technology Refresher

15.1 IPv6 for Smart Object Networks?

A number of books have been published on IPv6. This chapter provides a technology refresher to show how IPv6 is used for IP smart objects. More details on IPv6 that are less applicable to Low-power and Lossy Networks (LLNs) are not covered in this chapter. For more information the reader is referred to [104], [49], [201], [17], [243], [164], and the IPv6 RFCs produced by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) for more details.

As discussed in Part I, IPv6 plays a fundamental role in the “Internet of Things/IP smart objects” for many reasons that are briefly examined in this chapter. By reviewing the key motivations for IPv6 contained in ...

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