Chapter 6. Application Protocols for IoT

As with the wired and wireless access technologies discussed in Chapter 5, “IP as the IoT Network Layer,” the IoT application protocols you select should be contingent on the use cases and vertical industries they apply to. In addition, IoT application protocols are dependent on the characteristics of the lower layers themselves. For example, application protocols that are sufficient for generic nodes and traditional networks often are not well suited for constrained nodes and networks.

This chapter focuses on how higher-layer IoT protocols are transported. Specifically, this chapter includes the following sections:

The Transport Layer: IP-based networks use either TCP or UDP. However, the constrained ...

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