- Stream Control Transmission Protocol. An end-to-end, connection-oriented
protocol that transports data in independent sequenced streams. SCTP
endpoints support multi-homing; therefore, interface redundancy is built
into the protocol. Through selective transmission mechanisms, SCTP resolves
errors and buffers the data transmission process. SCTP provides applications
with enhanced performance, reliability, and control functions. This protocol
is essential where detection of connection failure and associated monitoring
is mandatory. Furthermore, SCTP could be implemented in network systems and
applications that deliver voice/data and support quality real-time services
(e.g., streaming video and multimedia).
Contributed by Felipe Bustamante
For more information see:
- http://everything.explained.at/Stream_Control_Transmission_Protocol/ - Stream Control Transmission Protocol explained.