Ideas for a Next Generation of the Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP)
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Network Working Group                                       T. Dreibholz
Internet-Draft                                Simula Research Laboratory
Intended status: Informational                           August 06, 2017
Expires: February 7, 2018

Ideas for a Next Generation of the Stream Control Transmission Protocol
                                 (SCTP)
            draft-dreibholz-tsvwg-sctp-nextgen-ideas-06.txt

Abstract

   This document collects some ideas for a next generation of the Stream
   Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP) for further discussion.  It is a
   result of lessons learned from more than one decade of SCTP
   deployment.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
     1.1.  Abbreviations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
     1.2.  Conventions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
     1.3.  Stream Control Transmission Protocol  . . . . . . . . . .   2
     1.4.  Scope . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  What to Change in the Next Generation of SCTP?  . . . . . . .   3
     2.1.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     2.2.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   3.  Experimental Implementations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   4.  Testbed Platform  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   5.  Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   6.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     6.1.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     6.2.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   Author's Address  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8

1.  Introduction

1.1.  Abbreviations

   o  SCTP: Stream Control Transmission Protocol

1.2.  Conventions

   The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT",
   "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" in this
   document are to be interpreted as described in [1].

1.3.  Stream Control Transmission Protocol

   The Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP) has been defined as
   RFCs in [2], [3], [4], [5], [6], [7], [8], [9], [11], [12], [13],
   [14], [15], [16].  There is also a detailed introduction provided by
   [23] as well as lots of further information material on [20].  SCTP
   is therefore not introduced in more detail here.

1.4.  Scope

   The scope of this document is to collect some ideas of what to
   update/change for a next generation of the SCTP protocol.  It is a
   result of lessons learned from more than one decade of SCTP
   deployment (see also [23]) as well as ongoing discussions on applying
   SCTP for WebRTC Data Channels (as introduced in more detail in [19]).

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2.  What to Change in the Next Generation of SCTP?
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