Stream Control Transmission Protocol
draft-ietf-tsvwg-rfc4960-bis-00

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Network Working Group                                         R. Stewart
Internet-Draft                                             Netflix, Inc.
Obsoletes: 4960 (if approved)                                  M. Tuexen
Intended status: Standards Track        Muenster Univ. of Appl. Sciences
Expires: May 27, 2019                                         K. Nielsen
                                                            Kamstrup A/S
                                                       November 23, 2018

                  Stream Control Transmission Protocol
                    draft-ietf-tsvwg-rfc4960-bis-00

Abstract

   This document obsoletes RFC 4960, if approved.  It describes the
   Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP).  SCTP is designed to
   transport Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) signaling messages
   over IP networks, but is capable of broader applications.

   SCTP is a reliable transport protocol operating on top of a
   connectionless packet network such as IP.  It offers the following
   services to its users:

   --  acknowledged error-free non-duplicated transfer of user data,

   --  data fragmentation to conform to discovered path MTU size,

   --  sequenced delivery of user messages within multiple streams, with
       an option for order-of-arrival delivery of individual user
       messages,

   --  optional bundling of multiple user messages into a single SCTP
       packet, and

   --  network-level fault tolerance through supporting of multi-homing
       at either or both ends of an association.

   The design of SCTP includes appropriate congestion avoidance behavior
   and resistance to flooding and masquerade attacks.

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Table of Contents

   1. Introduction ....................................................6
      1.1. Motivation .................................................6
      1.2. Architectural View of SCTP .................................7
      1.3. Key Terms ..................................................7
      1.4. Abbreviations .............................................11
      1.5. Functional View of SCTP ...................................11
           1.5.1. Association Startup and Takedown ...................12
           1.5.2. Sequenced Delivery within Streams ..................13
           1.5.3. User Data Fragmentation ............................13
           1.5.4. Acknowledgement and Congestion Avoidance ...........13
           1.5.5. Chunk Bundling .....................................14
           1.5.6. Packet Validation ..................................14
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