TCP header compression for 6LoWPAN

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Authors Ahmed Ayadi  , David Ros  , Laurent Toutain 
Last updated 2010-10-25
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This document describes LOWPAN_TCPHC, a scheme for compressing the header of Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) segments, in order to reduce the overhead on low-power and lossy networks. It also specifies the LOWPAN_TCPHC header fields for the transmission of TCP segments over IPv6 for Low-power Wireless Personal Area Networks (6LoWPAN). In many cases, the 20 bytes of the mandatory TCP header can be compressed into as little as 6 bytes.


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