[e2e] SCTP popularity

Dan Wing dwing at cisco.com
Tue Apr 22 15:45:08 PDT 2008

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.

There is draft-tuexen-sctp-udp-encaps-02.txt which can help get SCTP
over the chicken-and-egg problem of SCTP-unware NATs.


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