A Comparison between SCTP and QUIC

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Authors Arun Joseph  , Tianxiang Li  , Zihao He  , Yong Cui  , Lixia Zhang 
Last updated 2018-09-06 (latest revision 2018-03-05)
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To cumulate design lessons from our protocol development efforts, this document provides a preliminary comparison between two transport protocol designs, Stream Control Transport Protocol (SCTP) and Quick UDP Internet Connections (QUIC). We identify their commonalities and differences, summarize the characteristics of QUIC which we believe represent progresses in transport protocol designs. We hope this draft useful in helping others to gain further understanding of both SCTP and QUIC, and in future protocol design efforts.


Arun Joseph (ajoseps@ucla.edu)
Tianxiang Li (tianxiang@cs.ucla.edu)
Zihao He (hezihao9512@gmail.com)
Yong Cui (cuiyong@tsinghua.edu.cn)
Lixia Zhang (lixia@cs.ucla.edu)

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