Re: 6lowpan over wire, specifically over powerline?

Michael Richardson <mcr+ietf@sandelman.ca> Mon, 28 March 2016 14:47 UTC

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Subject: Re: 6lowpan over wire, specifically over powerline?
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Patrik Fältström <paf@frobbit.se> 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.

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