Control Message coding example Introduction MQTT is a binary based protocol were the control elements are binary bytes and not text strings. MQTT uses a command and command acknowledgement format.
That means each command has an associated acknowledgement. The minimum size of the packet length field is 1 byte which is for messages with a total length less than bytes. The maximum packet size is MB. Small packets less than bytes have a 1 byte packet length field. Packets larger than and less than will use 2 bytes.
The minimum packet size is just 2 bytes with a single byte control field and a single byte packet length field. The Control Field The 8 bit control field is the first byte of the 2 byte fixed header. It is divided into two 4 bit fields,and contains all of the protocol commands and responses.
The first 4 Most significant bits are the command or message type field and the other 4 bits are used as control flags. The table below is taken from the MQTT 3.
Because they are the most significant part of an 8 bit byte field I have also shown their byte values in decimal as they would appear in the data packet. Control Flags Although there are 16 possible flags very few are actually used.
The publish message makes the most use of these flags as shown in the table below: Remaining Length This is of variable length between 1 and 4 bytes. Each byte uses 7 bits for the length with the MSB used as a continuation flag.
The remaining length is the number of bytes following the length field, includes variable length header and payload as illustrated below: The following illustrates the length field for a packet size of 64 and bytes Remaining Packet length 64 bytes of requires only 1 byte: Packet length of bytes requires a 2 byte remaining length field: The following table taken from the specification shows packet sizes and packet length field.
The table below show the control message types and their hex codes taken from client program listing Below is a real client connection and disconnect example showing the actual byte values for the sent and received data.
Notice the connection 0x10 and connection acknowledge 0x20 control codes. Notice the total length of hex17 or 23 bytes not including the control and length fields. The length field is only 1 byte.
Certain MQTT message types or commands require the use of this field to carry additional control information.
The variable length header field is similar, but not the same for all message types. As an example we will look at the variable length header in a connection packet. It has has a 2 byte length field as a prefix.
You can clearly see the ACK packets which have a total packet length of 58 bytes. We know that ACK packets are 2 bytes.Protocol Numbers Last Updated Available Formats XML HTML Plain text.
Registry included below. Assigned Internet Protocol Numbers; Assigned Internet Protocol Numbers. That is the way TCP/IP works. An MQTT packet needs to be inserted into a TCP/IP packet.
THe maximum size of the IP Packet is limited by the transmission media.
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