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Load Sharing for the Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP)

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Last updated: 2014-09-20 (latest revision 2014-03-19)
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The Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP) supports multi-homing for providing network fault tolerance. However, mainly one path is used for data transmission. Only timer-based retransmissions are carried over other paths as well. This document describes how multiple paths can be used simultaneously for transmitting user messages.


Paul Amer <>
Martin Becke <>
Thomas Dreibholz <>
Nasif Ekiz <>
Jana <>
Preethi Natarajan <>
Randall Stewart <>
Michael Tuexen <>

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