Issue No.05 - September/October (2009 vol.13)
Fred Baker , Cisco Systems
Paul D. Amer , University of Delaware
Preethi Natarajan , Cisco Systems
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MIC.2009.114
The Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP) is a general-purpose IETF transport protocol with kernel implementations on various platforms. Similar to TCP, SCTP provides a connection-oriented, reliable, congestion and flow-controlled layer 4 channel. Unlike both TCP and UDP, however, SCTP offers new delivery options that better match diverse applications' needs.
Stream Control Transmission Protocol, SCTP, multihoming, multistreaming, Web transport, standards
Fred Baker, Paul D. Amer, Preethi Natarajan, "SCTP: What, Why, and How", IEEE Internet Computing, vol.13, no. 5, pp. 81-85, September/October 2009, doi:10.1109/MIC.2009.114