DTLS Encapsulation of SCTP Packets
draft-ietf-tsvwg-sctp-dtls-encaps-09

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Network Working Group                                          M. Tuexen
Internet-Draft                          Muenster Univ. of Appl. Sciences
Intended status: Standards Track                              R. Stewart
Expires: July 28, 2015                                     Netflix, Inc.
                                                                R. Jesup
                                                WorldGate Communications
                                                               S. Loreto
                                                                Ericsson
                                                        January 24, 2015

                   DTLS Encapsulation of SCTP Packets
                draft-ietf-tsvwg-sctp-dtls-encaps-09.txt

Abstract

   The Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP) is a transport
   protocol originally defined to run on top of the network protocols
   IPv4 or IPv6.  This document specifies how SCTP can be used on top of
   the Datagram Transport Layer Security (DTLS) protocol.  Using the
   encapsulation method described in this document, SCTP is unaware of
   the protocols being used below DTLS; hence explicit IP addresses
   cannot be used in the SCTP control chunks.  As a consequence, the
   SCTP associations carried over DTLS can only be single homed.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Overview  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Conventions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   3.  Encapsulation and Decapsulation Procedure . . . . . . . . . .   3
   4.  General Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   5.  DTLS Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   6.  SCTP Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   7.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   8.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   9.  Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   10. References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   Appendix A.  NOTE to the RFC-Editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9

1.  Overview

   The Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP) as defined in
   [RFC4960] is a transport protocol running on top of the network
   protocols IPv4 [RFC0791] or IPv6 [RFC2460].  This document specifies
   how SCTP is used on top of the Datagram Transport Layer Security
   (DTLS) protocol.  DTLS 1.0 is defined in [RFC4347] and the latest
   version when this RFC was published, DTLS 1.2, is defined in
   [RFC6347].  This encapsulation is used for example within the WebRTC
   protocol suite (see [I-D.ietf-rtcweb-overview] for an overview) for
   transporting non-SRTP data between browsers.  The architecture of
   this stack is described in [I-D.ietf-rtcweb-data-channel].

   [NOTE to RFC-Editor:

      Please ensure that the authors double check the above statement
      about DTLS 1.2 during AUTH48 and then remove this note before
      publication.

   ]

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