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authorFathi Boudra <fathi.boudra@linaro.org>2013-04-28 09:33:08 +0300
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+Linux Kernel SCTP
+
+This is the current BETA release of the Linux Kernel SCTP reference
+implementation.
+
+SCTP (Stream Control Transmission Protocol) is a IP based, message oriented,
+reliable transport protocol, with congestion control, support for
+transparent multi-homing, and multiple ordered streams of messages.
+RFC2960 defines the core protocol. The IETF SIGTRAN working group originally
+developed the SCTP protocol and later handed the protocol over to the
+Transport Area (TSVWG) working group for the continued evolvement of SCTP as a
+general purpose transport.
+
+See the IETF website (http://www.ietf.org) for further documents on SCTP.
+See http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2960.txt
+
+The initial project goal is to create an Linux kernel reference implementation
+of SCTP that is RFC 2960 compliant and provides an programming interface
+referred to as the UDP-style API of the Sockets Extensions for SCTP, as
+proposed in IETF Internet-Drafts.
+
+
+Caveats:
+
+-lksctp can be built as statically or as a module. However, be aware that
+module removal of lksctp is not yet a safe activity.
+
+-There is tentative support for IPv6, but most work has gone towards
+implementation and testing lksctp on IPv4.
+
+
+For more information, please visit the lksctp project website:
+ http://www.sf.net/projects/lksctp
+
+Or contact the lksctp developers through the mailing list:
+ <lksctp-developers@lists.sourceforge.net>
+
+