A CoAP (RFC 7252) implementation in C
Copyright (C) 2010—2020 by Olaf Bergmann [email protected] and others
libcoap is a C implementation of a lightweight application-protocol for devices that are constrained their resources such as computing power, RF range, memory, bandwidth, or network packet sizes. This protocol, CoAP, is standardized by the IETF as RFC 7252. For further information related to CoAP, see http://coap.technology.
You might want to check out libcoap-minimal for usage examples.
Documentation and further information can be found at https://libcoap.net.
This package contains a protocol parser and basic networking functions for platforms with support for malloc() and BSD-style sockets. In addition, there is support for Contiki, LwIP and Espressif/ESP-IDF hosted environments.
The following RFCs are supported
RFC7252: The Constrained Application Protocol (CoAP)
RFC7641: Observing Resources in the Constrained Application Protocol (CoAP)
RFC7959: Block-Wise Transfers in the Constrained Application Protocol (CoAP)
RFC7967: Constrained Application Protocol (CoAP) Option for No Server Response
RFC8132: PATCH and FETCH Methods for the Constrained Application Protocol (CoAP)
RFC8323: CoAP (Constrained Application Protocol) over TCP, TLS, and WebSockets [No WebSockets support]
RFC8768: Constrained Application Protocol (CoAP) Hop-Limit Option
There is (D)TLS support for the following libraries
OpenSSL (Minimum version 1.1.0)
GnuTLS (Minimum version 3.3.0)
MbedTLS (Minimum version 2.7.10) [Currently only DTLS]
TinyDTLS [DTLS Only]
The examples directory contain a CoAP client, CoAP Resource Directory server and a CoAP server to demonstrate the use of this library.
This library is published as open-source software without any warranty of any kind. Use is permitted under the terms of the simplified BSD license. It includes public domain software. libcoap binaries may also include open-source software with their respective licensing terms. Please refer to LICENSE for further details.