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        RFC 3436

        Title:      Transport Layer Security over Stream Control
                    Transmission Protocol
        Author(s):  A. Jungmaier, E. Rescorla, M. Tuexen
        Status:     Standards Track
        Date:       December 2002
        Mailbox:    ajung@exp-math.uni-essen.de, ekr@rtfm.com,
        Pages:      9
        Characters: 16333
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:    None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-tsvwg-tls-over-sctp-00.txt

        URL:        ftp://ftp.rfc-editor.org/in-notes/rfc3436.txt

This document describes the usage of the Transport Layer Security
(TLS) protocol, as defined in RFC 2246, over the Stream Control
Transmission Protocol (SCTP), as defined in RFC 2960 and RFC 3309.

The user of TLS can take advantage of the features provided
by SCTP, namely the support of multiple streams to avoid head of line
blocking and the support of multi-homing to provide network level
fault tolerance.

Additionally, discussions of extensions of SCTP are also
supported, meaning especially the support of dynamic
reconfiguration of IP-addresses.

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

This is now a Proposed Standard Protocol.

This document specifies an Internet standards track protocol for
the Internet community, and requests discussion and suggestions
for improvements.  Please refer to the current edition of the
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