Compression Format for IPv6 Datagrams in 6LoWPAN Networks

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This document specifies an IPv6 header compression format for IPv6 packet delivery in 6LoWPAN networks. The compression format relies on shared context to allow compression of arbitrary prefixes. This document specifies compression of well-known multicast addresses and a framework for compressing next headers. UDP compression is specified within this framework.


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