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Kali Linux Wireless Penetration Testing Cookbook by Sean-Philip Oriyano

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Bluetooth protocol stack

Bluetooth devices don't need to use all the protocols in the stack (like the TCP/IP stack). The Bluetooth stack is developed to enable the use of Bluetooth by a variety of communication applications. Generally, an application will only use one vertical slice of this stack. The Bluetooth protocols layer and their associated protocols are listed here:

  • Bluetooth core protocols baseband: LMP, L2CAP, SDP
  • Cable replacement protocol: RFCOMM
  • Telephony control protocol: TCS Binary, AT-commands
  • Adopted protocols: PPP, UDP/TCP/IP, OBEX, WAP, vCard, vCal, IrMC, WAE

In addition to the protocol layers, the Bluetooth specification also defines a Host Controller Interface (HCI). This provides a command interface to the baseband ...

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