Services provided by IETF transport protocols and congestion control mechanisms
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Network Working Group                                  G. Fairhurst, Ed.
Internet-Draft                                    University of Aberdeen
Intended status: Informational                          B. Trammell, Ed.
Expires: December 11, 2015                            M. Kuehlewind, Ed.
                                                              ETH Zurich
                                                           June 09, 2015

  Services provided by IETF transport protocols and congestion control
                               mechanisms
                     draft-ietf-taps-transports-05

Abstract

   This document describes services provided by existing IETF protocols
   and congestion control mechanisms.  It is designed to help
   application and network stack programmers and to inform the work of
   the IETF TAPS Working Group.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   2.  Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   3.  Existing Transport Protocols  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     3.1.  Transport Control Protocol (TCP)  . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
       3.1.1.  Protocol Description  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
       3.1.2.  Interface description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
       3.1.3.  Transport Protocol Components . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     3.2.  Multipath TCP (MPTCP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
       3.2.1.  Protocol Description  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
       3.2.2.  Interface Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
       3.2.3.  Transport Protocol Components . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     3.3.  Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP) . . . . . . .   9
       3.3.1.  Protocol Description  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
       3.3.2.  Interface Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
       3.3.3.  Transport Protocol Components . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
     3.4.  User Datagram Protocol (UDP)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
       3.4.1.  Protocol Description  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
       3.4.2.  Interface Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
       3.4.3.  Transport Protocol Components . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
     3.5.  Lightweight User Datagram Protocol (UDP-Lite) . . . . . .  15
       3.5.1.  Protocol Description  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
       3.5.2.  Interface Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
       3.5.3.  Transport Protocol Components . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
     3.6.  Datagram Congestion Control Protocol (DCCP) . . . . . . .  17
       3.6.1.  Protocol Description  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
       3.6.2.  Interface Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  19
       3.6.3.  Transport Protocol Components . . . . . . . . . . . .  19
     3.7.  Realtime Transport Protocol (RTP) . . . . . . . . . . . .  19
     3.8.  NACK-Oriented Reliable Multicast (NORM) . . . . . . . . .  20
       3.8.1.  Protocol Description  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  20
       3.8.2.  Interface Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  21
       3.8.3.  Transport Protocol Components . . . . . . . . . . . .  21
     3.9.  Transport Layer Security (TLS) and Datagram TLS (DTLS) as
           a pseudotransport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  22
       3.9.1.  Protocol Description  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  23
       3.9.2.  Interface Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  23
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