Re: 6lowpan over wire, specifically over powerline?

JORDI PALET MARTINEZ <> Mon, 28 March 2016 15:08 UTC

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Subject: Re: 6lowpan over wire, specifically over powerline?
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We worked in a project “6POWER” to implement IPv6, including QoS and multicast a few years ago, including the main chip set vendor for PLC, DS2, a Spanish company, leading in this field, which was later on acquired by Marvell.

At that time, the chip sets support 802.3 by default, 

All the documents are still available at:

I guess it will be interesting to apply 6lowpan here as well, but usually the scope of those networks and the bandwidth available in very low cost chip sets (clready up to 600 Mbits at that time), wat not a problem, bay be now there are other considerations that are relevant.


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De: ietf <> en nombre de Michael Richardson <>
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Fecha: lunes, 28 de marzo de 2016, 16:47
Para: Patrik =?utf-8?b?RsOkbHRzdHLDtm0=?= <>
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Asunto: Re: 6lowpan over wire, specifically over powerline?

>Patrik Fältström <> wrote:
>    > This is a shot in the dark, but has anyone been looking at implementing
>    > things like 6lowpan on wire protocols, specifically over power lines?
>    > In a standardized way? There seems to be hundreds (well...) of
>    > proprietary solutions, but what about interoperable gear?
>My understanding is that a quite a number of Powerline protocols are
>essentially 802.15.4 with a AC-transformer rather than an antenna, and so
>there is really nothing to do.   The other ones which exist (going back to
>X.10...) have monolithic protocol stacks, and few can run IP at all.
>Michael Richardson <>ca>, Sandelman Software Works
> -= IPv6 IoT consulting =-