linux/Documentation/networking/sctp.txt
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   1Linux Kernel SCTP 
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   3This is the current BETA release of the Linux Kernel SCTP reference
   4implementation.  
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   6SCTP (Stream Control Transmission Protocol) is a IP based, message oriented,
   7reliable transport protocol, with congestion control, support for
   8transparent multi-homing, and multiple ordered streams of messages.
   9RFC2960 defines the core protocol.  The IETF SIGTRAN working group originally
  10developed the SCTP protocol and later handed the protocol over to the 
  11Transport Area (TSVWG) working group for the continued evolvement of SCTP as a 
  12general purpose transport.  
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  14See the IETF website (http://www.ietf.org) for further documents on SCTP. 
  15See http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2960.txt 
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  17The initial project goal is to create an Linux kernel reference implementation
  18of SCTP that is RFC 2960 compliant and provides an programming interface 
  19referred to as the  UDP-style API of the Sockets Extensions for SCTP, as 
  20proposed in IETF Internet-Drafts.    
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  23Caveats:  
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  25-lksctp can be built as statically or as a module.  However, be aware that 
  26module removal of lksctp is not yet a safe activity.   
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  28-There is tentative support for IPv6, but most work has gone towards 
  29implementation and testing lksctp on IPv4.   
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  32For more information, please visit the lksctp project website:
  33   http://www.sf.net/projects/lksctp
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  35Or contact the lksctp developers through the mailing list:
  36   <lksctp-developers@lists.sourceforge.net> 
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