IPv6 over Controller Area Network

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Author Alexander Wachter 
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Controller Area Network (CAN) is a fieldbus initially designed for automotive applications. It is a multi-master bus with 11-bit or 29-bit frame identifiers. The CAN standard (ISO 11898 series) defines the physical and data-link layer. This document describes how to transfer IPv6 packets over CAN using ISO-TP, a dedicated addressing scheme, and IP header compression (IPHC).


Alexander Wachter (alexander@wachter.cloud)

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