Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP) Dynamic Address Reconfiguration
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From: The IESG <email@example.com> To: IETF-Announce <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: Internet Architecture Board <email@example.com>, RFC Editor <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Protocol Action: 'Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP) Dynamic Address Reconfiguration' to Proposed Standard The IESG has approved the following document: - 'Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP) Dynamic Address Reconfiguration ' <draft-ietf-tsvwg-addip-sctp-23.txt> as a Proposed Standard This document is the product of the Transport Area Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Lars Eggert and Magnus Westerlund. A URL of this Internet-Draft is: http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-tsvwg-addip-sctp-23.txt
Technical Summary A local host may have multiple points of attachment to the Internet, giving it a degree of fault tolerance from hardware failures. SCTP was developed to take full advantage of such a multi-homed host to provide a fast failover and association survivability in the face of such hardware failures. This document describes an extension to SCTP that will allow an SCTP stack to dynamically add an IP Addresses to an SCTP association, dynamically delete an IP addresses from an SCTP association, and to request to set the primary address the peer will use when sending to an endpoint. Working Group Summary There is WG consensus to publish this document. It has been reviewed by several people in the WG last call. Comments raised have been addressed. Document Quality Several SCTP implementations, including Solaris, BSD, Linux and HP, have implemented this extension. Personnel James Polk (email@example.com) is the document Shepherd. Lars Eggert (firstname.lastname@example.org) is the responsible Area Director.