The Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP) as a Transport for the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP), October 2005
- File formats:
- PROPOSED STANDARD
- Updated by:
- RFC 8996
- J. Rosenberg
- sip (rai)
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This document specifies a mechanism for usage of SCTP (the Stream Control Transmission Protocol) as the transport mechanism between SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) entities. SCTP is a new protocol that provides several features that may prove beneficial for transport between SIP entities that exchange a large amount of messages, including gateways and proxies. As SIP is transport-independent, support of SCTP is a relatively straightforward process, nearly identical to support for TCP. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.
For the definition of Stream, see RFC 8729.