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Issue No. 05 - September/October (2009 vol. 13)
ISSN: 1089-7801
pp: 81-85
Preethi Natarajan , Cisco Systems
Fred Baker , Cisco Systems
Paul D. Amer , University of Delaware
Jonathan T. Leighton , University of Delaware
ABSTRACT
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.
INDEX TERMS
Stream Control Transmission Protocol, SCTP, multihoming, multistreaming, Web transport, standards
CITATION
Preethi Natarajan, Fred Baker, Paul D. Amer, Jonathan T. Leighton, "SCTP: What, Why, and How", IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 13, no. , pp. 81-85, September/October 2009, doi:10.1109/MIC.2009.114
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