5-0 writes to tell us that IBM DeveloperWorks has an interesting look at the key features of SCTP in the Linux 2.6 kernel and the ability to deliver multi-streaming. "SCTP is a reliable, general-purpose transport layer protocol for use on IP networks. While the protocol was originally designed for telephony signaling, SCTP provided an added bonus -- it solved some of the limitations of TCP while borrowing beneficial features of UDP. SCTP provides features for high availability, increased reliability, and improved security for socket initiation."
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