Removing T/TCP and replacing it with something simpler

Marco Molteni molter at
Sun Jul 3 01:02:24 GMT 2005

On Thu, 21 Oct 2004 Andre Oppermann <andre at> wrote:

> Bruce M Simpson wrote:
> > 
> > On Thu, Oct 21, 2004 at 04:33:17PM +0200, Andre Oppermann wrote:
> > > Thus after the removal of T/TCP for the reasons above I want to
> > > provide a work-alike replacement for T/TCP's functionality:
> > 
> > I disagree. I think the time spent here would be better spent on
> > working on an import of SCTP into the kernel, perhaps the KAME code
> > base would be a good starting point.
> Is the SCTP in KAME complete and stable?  Are there any other (open
> source) implementations of it?

SCTP in KAME is complete, stable and fully supported.
It is mainly developed by the SCTP RFC author, Randall Stewart.

A T/TCP alternative as you are describing sounds very
similar to PR-SCTP (Partial Reliability SCTP). (Don't let the
name fool you, please read the internet draft).

There is at least another kernel-level open source implementation,
for Linux, plus other user-level implementations.

panic("The moon has moved again.");
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