PPP Consistent Overhead Byte Stuffing (COBS)

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (pppext WG)
Authors James Carlson  , Mary Baker  , Stuart Cheshire 
Last updated 1997-11-18
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The Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) [1] provides a standard method for transporting multi-protocol datagrams over point-to-point links. PPP also defines an extensible Link Control Protocol, which allows the negotiation of optional frame encoding methods. This document defines the Consistent Overhead Byte Stuffing (COBS) negotiation and encapsulation procedure.


James Carlson (james.d.carlson@sun.com)
Mary Baker (mgbaker@cs.stanford.edu)
Stuart Cheshire (rfc@stuartcheshire.org)

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