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SCTP Features Overview

 

The following are the important features of SCTP:

  • Multihoming support where one or both endpoints of a connection can consist of more than one IP address. This enables transparent failover between redundant network paths.

  • Delivery of data in chunks within an independent stream eliminates unnecessary head-of-line blocking.

  • Path selection and monitoring functionality to select a primary data transmission path and test the connectivity of the transmission path.

  • Validation and acknowledgment mechanisms protect against flooding attacks and provide notification of duplicated or missing data chunks.

  • Improved error detection suitable for jumbo Ethernet frames.