Multihomed Communication with SCTP (Stream Control Transmission Protocol)

Victor C.M. Leung, Eduardo Parente Ribeiro, Alan Wagner, Janardhan Iyengar

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December 19, 2012 by CRC Press
Professional - 241 Pages - 82 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781466566989 - CAT# K16304

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Features

  • Focuses on SCTP multihoming: an innovative feature that allows a transport layer association to span multiple IP addresses at each endpoint
  • Describes SCTP multihoming concepts and implementation
  • Discusses applications of multihoming in different domains
  • Extends proposed extensions such as multipath transfer and mobility

Summary

Although multihomed communication is a rapidly emerging trend for next generation networks, no known book explores multihomed communication with the Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP). Filling this void, Multihomed Communication with SCTP (Stream Control Transmission Protocol) explains this innovative feature that allows an endpoint to simultaneously maintain and use multiple points of connectivity to the network—making it possible for fixed and mobile users to connect to the Internet via multiple service providers or last hop technologies. Among the topics addressed, the book covers:

  • Support of node mobility between networks
  • Concurrent multipath transfer using SCTP multihoming
  • Low delay communication and multimedia applications
  • High performance computing using commodity hardware and software
  • SCTP support in the INET framework and its analysis in the Wireshark packet analyzer
  • SCTP application interface

Ideal for researchers and programmers, this forward-looking reference describes SCTP multihoming concepts and implementation, applications of multihoming across different domains, and proposed extensions such as multipath transfer and mobility. Although the book is aimed at those with an advanced background, it also covers the fundamental concepts and mechanisms of SCTP multihoming to help anyone get up to speed on SCTP.