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: June 10, 2016                                M. Kuehlewind, Ed.
                                                              ETH Zurich
                                                       December 08, 2015

  Services provided by IETF transport protocols and congestion control
                               mechanisms
                     draft-ietf-taps-transports-08

Abstract

   This document describes transport services provided by existing IETF
   protocols.  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.  Transport Service Features  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     3.1.  Congestion Control  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   4.  Existing Transport Protocols  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     4.1.  Transport Control Protocol (TCP)  . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
       4.1.1.  Protocol Description  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
       4.1.2.  Interface description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
       4.1.3.  Transport Features  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     4.2.  Multipath TCP (MPTCP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
       4.2.1.  Protocol Description  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
       4.2.2.  Interface Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
       4.2.3.  Transport features  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     4.3.  Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP) . . . . . . .  10
       4.3.1.  Protocol Description  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
       4.3.2.  Interface Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
       4.3.3.  Transport Features  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
     4.4.  User Datagram Protocol (UDP)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
       4.4.1.  Protocol Description  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
       4.4.2.  Interface Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
       4.4.3.  Transport Features  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  18
     4.5.  Lightweight User Datagram Protocol (UDP-Lite) . . . . . .  18
       4.5.1.  Protocol Description  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  18
       4.5.2.  Interface Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  19
       4.5.3.  Transport Features  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  19
     4.6.  Datagram Congestion Control Protocol (DCCP) . . . . . . .  20
       4.6.1.  Protocol Description  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  20
       4.6.2.  Interface Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  21
       4.6.3.  Transport Features  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  22
     4.7.  Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP)  . . . . . . . .  22
       4.7.1.  Protocol Description  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  23
       4.7.2.  Interface Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  24
       4.7.3.  Transport Features  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  24
     4.8.  Realtime Transport Protocol (RTP) . . . . . . . . . . . .  24
       4.8.1.  Protocol Description  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  24
       4.8.2.  Interface Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  25
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