CoAP Feature Analysis

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Authors Zach Shelby  , Michael Stuber  , Don Sturek  , Brian Frank  , Richard Kelsey 
Last updated 2009-12-23
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This document considers the requirements and resulting features needed for the design of the Constrained Application Protocol (CoAP). Starting from requirements for energy and building automation applications, the basic features are identified along with an analysis of possible realizations. The goal of the document is to provide a basis for protocol design and related discussion.


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