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Optimized 6LoWPAN Fragmentation Header

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Authors Carles Gomez , Josep Paradells , Jon Crowcroft
Last updated 2017-04-26 (Latest revision 2016-10-23)
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RFC 4944 specifies 6LoWPAN fragmentation, in order to support the IPv6 MTU requirement over IEEE 802.15.4-2003 networks. The 6LoWPAN fragmentation header format comprises a 4-byte format for the first fragment, and a 5-byte format for subsequent fragments. This specification defines a more efficient 3-byte, optimized 6LoWPAN fragmentation header for all fragments.


Carles Gomez
Josep Paradells
Jon Crowcroft

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