[v6ops] IPv6 over 802.11p - no modifications required

Alexandru Petrescu <alexandru.petrescu@gmail.com> Mon, 02 December 2013 11:09 UTC

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Subject: [v6ops] IPv6 over 802.11p - no modifications required
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draft-petrescu-ipv6-over-80211p-01.txt

Hello participants to v6ops,

Running IPv6 over 802.11p requires no modifications to the protocol: it
runs just as IPv6 over Ethernet does - same 0x86DD Ethertype, same
recommended minimal MTU, same formation of the Interface ID, ...

However, in some operational environments, some tweaks may be necessary
due to specificities of the link (e.g. OCB - outside the context of a
BSS id): frequent Router Advertisements to support handover of
high-speed vehicles through distanced Road-Side Units, and IP security
messages because the link layer has no security features.

This is what this draft describes:

"Transmission of IPv6 Packets over IEEE 802.11p Networks"
A. Petrescu, R. Kuntz, P. Pfister, N. Benamar
http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-petrescu-ipv6-over-80211p-01

What do you think?

Alex