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User-space implementation of the SCTP protocol RFC 4960

The SCTPLIB library is a prototype implementation of the Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP), a message-oriented reliable transport protocol that supports multi-homing, and multiple message streams multiplexed within an SCTP connection (also named association). SCTP is described in RFC 4960. See for details. The API of the library is modeled after Section 10 of RFC 4960, and most parameters and functions should be self-explanatory to the user familiar with this document. In addition to these interface functions between an Upper Layer Protocol (ULP) and an SCTP instance, the library also provides a number of helper functions that can be used to manage callbacks and timers, as well as UDP sockets for simple IPC. Furthermore, SCTPLIB provides support for UDP encapsulation, making it possible to co-exist with kernel SCTP implementations.


Jungmaier, Andreas: ``Das Transportprotokoll SCTP´´ (PDF, 2437 KiB, in German), Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Duisburg-Essen, Faculty of Economics, Institute for Computer Science and Business Information Systems, August 16, 2005, URL: .



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Thomas Dreibholz (Dreibh)Maintainer
Andreas Jungmaier Maintainer

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Software prerequisites

Required to useglib 2.0.0 or later

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 27 February 2018.


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