[riot-users] CoAP Servers + Border Routers on 6LoWPAN+RPL

Bruno Melo bsilva.melo at gmail.com
Wed Mar 9 16:43:08 CET 2016

Hi all,

Just to be sure, was this mail sent correctly/reached the list?

Bruno Melo.

On Fri, Mar 4, 2016 at 5:00 PM, Bruno Melo <bsilva.melo at gmail.com> wrote:

> [trying to re-send since the previous one got stuck at moderator's review
> due to image attachment]
> Hello RIOTers,
> I'm finally reaching to the mailing list to ask for some help, after a few
> days lurking around both users and devel mailling lists as well as Github
> notifications from the project.
> I've seen a lot of keywords out there (e.g.: desvirt, ethos/ethos_br,
> tun/tap devices, ZEP, marz, tunslip, ...), but I'm still unable to figure
> out the best way I could achieve the following scenario I want to build.
> Just to provide context/motivation, and to present a few limitations as
> well, I would like to say:
> - I want to build this because it seems to cover, on a very general way, a
> typical scenario of distributed CoAP nodes forming a LoWPAN using the IETF
> stack (CoAP+UDP+RPL+6LoWPAN+802.15.4);
> - For my master thesis I want to investigate security scenarios/issues on
> IoT, and at least initially, I would like to do that with RIOT (great open
> source project, congratz guys!).
> - *I believe this scenario would allow me to do this investigation over
> the whole stack of protocols, with nodes taking different roles and so on*
> ;
> - I would really like a way to accomplish this --- or some closely-related
> form --- using only native, because we're very *limited on re$ource$*,
> but if needed we could try to buy some samr21-xpro (which seems to be the
> most developed in RIOT right now) or some cheaper hardware to use with XBee
> shields (or any other suggestion from you guys);
> Basically, this is the scenario I have in mind:
> http://s13.postimg.org/8qmflmodj/scenario.png
> ‚ÄčIs that possible/feasible? What would be the best (or at least
> least-problematic) way to achieve that given my thoughts above?
> Thanks in advance, and sorry for the massive blob of a mail,
> Bruno Melo.
> Ps.: I was also able to run RIOT on Cooja, but as far as I understand I
> would have to develop a lot on Cooja to support the network interactions I
> would like to see (and also support a board to which I can compile CoAP
> server applications, since telosb doesn't even have netif nor memory, from
> what I understood). This could be a way to go, but not my preferred one.
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