RFC 8261

Datagram Transport Layer Security (DTLS) Encapsulation of SCTP Packets, November 2017

Canonical URL:
https://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc8261.txt
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Status:
PROPOSED STANDARD
Authors:
M. Tuexen
R. Stewart
R. Jesup
S. Loreto
Stream:
IETF
Source:
tsvwg (tsv)

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DOI:  10.17487/RFC8261

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Abstract

The Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP) is a transport protocol originally defined to run on top of the network protocols IPv4 or IPv6. This document specifies how SCTP can be used on top of the Datagram Transport Layer Security (DTLS) protocol. Using the encapsulation method described in this document, SCTP is unaware of the protocols being used below DTLS; hence, explicit IP addresses cannot be used in the SCTP control chunks. As a consequence, the SCTP associations carried over DTLS can only be single-homed.


For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.


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