Issue No. 05 - September/October (2009 vol. 13)
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Preethi Natarajan , Cisco Systems
Fred Baker , Cisco Systems
Paul D. Amer , University of Delaware
Jonathan T. Leighton , University of Delaware
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
P. D. Amer, F. Baker, J. T. Leighton and P. Natarajan, "SCTP: What, Why, and How," in IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 13, no. , pp. 81-85, 2009.