6LoWPAN Extension for IPsec

Raza, Shahid and Voigt, Thiemo and Roedig, Utz (2011) 6LoWPAN Extension for IPsec. In: Interconnecting Smart Objects with the Internet Workshop, 25 March 2011, Prague, Czech Republic.

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Real-world deployments of wireless sensor networks (WSNs) require secure communication. Recently, WSNs and traditional IP networks are more tightly integrated using IPv6 and 6LoWPAN. Available IPv6 protocol stacks can use IPsec to secure data exchange. Thus, it is desirable to extend 6LoWPAN such that IPsec communication with IPv6 nodes is possible. It is beneficial to use IPsec because the existing end-points on the Internet do not need to be modified to communicate securely with the WSN. We propose a 6LoWPAN extension for IPsec. Our extension supports both IPsec’s Authentication Header (AH) and Encapsulation Security Payload (ESP). Thus, communication endpoints are able to authenticate, encrypt, and check the integrity of messages using standardized and established IPv6 mechanisms.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
ID Code:4123
Deposited By:Shahid Raza
Deposited On:29 Mar 2011 12:36
Last Modified:14 Jul 2016 15:36

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