Compression of Record and Handshake Headers for Constrained Environments

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Authors Shahid Raza  , Hossein Shafagh , Olivier Dupont
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This document describes header compression mechanisms for the Datagram Transport Layer Security (DTLS) [RFC6347] based on the encoding scheme standardized in [RFC6282]. The DTLS Record Header (RH), Handshake Header (HH), and optionally handshake message headers are compressed using Next Header Compression (NHC) defined in [RFC6282]. This document neither invalidates any encoding schemes proposed in 6LoWPAN [RFC6282] nor compromises the end-to-end security properties provided by DTLS. This document aims to increase the applicability of DTLS and, thus, CoAPs [draft-ietf-core-coap-18] in constrained environments.


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