Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Larger, quicker, mobile Networking as in IoT

I was wondering how thousands of new, tiny, mobile devices (such as sensor networks and the Internet of Things) might be assisted by IPv6.   Think about the obvious needs introduced:

1) Many Addresses  - estimates range from 10's to 100's for every person

2) Low Memory  - sensors will be small and somewhat cheap

3) Mobile -  where are they going to be and will they be needed elsewhere tomorrow?

4) Low-touch  -  by sheer numbers managing one-by-one is an impossibility

The current Internet Protocol dominant on the Internet (IPv4) isn't so upstanding for this.  The newer version (IPv6) is looking much more handy!  Found this article from a European Research project looking into just that.
Check out all their material

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