Address Structure for Supporting Ubiquitous Networking Using IPv6
In ubiquitous networking environment, it is essential to provide capabilities for connecting all of objects. IP connectivity using IPv6 with enough address space will be one of solutions to cope with increasing devices. Thus, the authors propose how to combine IPv6 address with several identification codes for end-to-end connectivity. The proposed unified address structure integrates identification code of object and location identification address of IPv6. The one of new capabilities for future network will be the ubiquitous networking such as the Internet of things. This networking capability requires "Any Services, Any Time, Any Where and Any Devices" operation. In order to connect objects (e.g., devices and/or machines) to large databases and networks, a simple, unobtrusive and cost-effective system of item identification is crucial.