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Issue No. 05 - September/October (2009 vol. 13)
ISSN: 1089-7801
pp: 81-85
Paul D. Amer , University of Delaware
Fred Baker , Cisco Systems
Jonathan T. Leighton , University of Delaware
Preethi Natarajan , Cisco Systems
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
Paul D. Amer, Fred Baker, Jonathan T. Leighton, Preethi Natarajan, "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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