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Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP) Checksum Change

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This is an older version of an Internet-Draft that was ultimately published as RFC 3309.
Authors Randall R. Stewart , Jonathan Stone , Douglas Otis
Last updated 2013-03-02 (Latest revision 2002-05-07)
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        RFC 3309
        Title:      Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP)
                    Checksum Change
        Author(s):  J. Stone, R. Stewart, D. Otis
        Status:     Standards Track
        Date:       September 2002
        Pages:      17
        Characters: 34670
        Updates:    2960

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-tsvwg-sctpcsum-07.txt


Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP) currently uses an Adler-32
checksum.  For small packets Adler-32 provides weak detection of
errors.  This document changes that checksum and updates SCTP to use a
32 bit CRC checksum.

This document is a product of the Transport Area Working Group of the

This is now a Proposed Standard Protocol.

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