[e2e] SCTP popularity

David Borman david.borman at windriver.com
Mon Apr 21 09:10:20 PDT 2008

In general, as long as TCP or UDP provide the needed functionality,  
there is no motivation to switch to SCTP.  SCTP is and will be used  
for applications that need the additional functionality that SCTP  
provides beyond what TCP or UDP can offer.  For example, Carrier Grade  
Linux (CGL) is one place where SCTP is being used today.

			-David Borman

On Apr 19, 2008, at 10:09 AM, Lars Eggert wrote:

> 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.
> Lars

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