[e2e] SCTP popularity

Lars Eggert lars.eggert at nokia.com
Sat Apr 19 08:09:01 PDT 2008

On 2008-4-19, at 5:07, ext Alex Moura wrote:
> Inspired by the last thread, I'd like to know your opinions  
> regarding SCTP
> adoption and general use. It will never happen, or it will follow  
> the same
> process - and time - that IPv6 adoption is taking?

Adoption - sure; as George has pointed out, IPFIX is using it, and so  
do several other applications and application-layer protocols.

General use as in by you and me behind our home NATs - not currently.  
But the Linux firewall/NAT has SCTP and DCCP support (and BSD has at  
least SCTP, I think), and if residential NAT vendors that use those  
systems allow enabling that functionality, it may happen. I grant you  
that that's a big if, because there is little incentive.


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