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Slipmux: Using an UART interface for diagnostics, configuration, and packet transfer

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Authors Carsten Bormann , Tobias Kaupat
Last updated 2017-07-17 (Latest revision 2017-01-13)
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Many research and maker platforms for Internet of Things experimentation offer a serial interface. This is often used for programming, diagnostic output, as well as a crude command interface ("AT interface"). Alternatively, it is often used with SLIP (RFC1055) to transfer IP packets only. The present report describes how to use a single serial interface for diagnostics, configuration commands and state readback, as well as packet transfer.


Carsten Bormann
Tobias Kaupat

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