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RFC 5595

"The Datagram Congestion Control Protocol (DCCP) Service Codes", September 2009

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Status:
PROPOSED STANDARD
Updates:
RFC 4340
Updated by:
RFC 6335
Author:
G. Fairhurst
Stream:
IETF
Source:
dccp (tsv)

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Abstract

This document describes the usage of Service Codes by the Datagram Congestion Control Protocol, RFC 4340. It motivates the setting of a Service Code by applications. Service Codes provide a method to identify the intended service/application to process a DCCP connection request. This provides improved flexibility in the use and assignment of port numbers for connection multiplexing. The use of a DCCP Service Code can also enable more explicit coordination of services with middleboxes (e.g., network address translators and firewalls). This document updates the specification provided in RFC 4340. [STANDARDS-TRACK]


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