Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP) Network Address Translation Support

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Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (tsvwg WG)
Authors Randall Stewart  , Michael Tüxen  , Irene Ruengeler 
Last updated 2018-01-04 (latest revision 2017-07-03)
Replaces draft-stewart-natsupp-tsvwg, draft-ietf-behave-sctpnat
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The Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP) provides a reliable communications channel between two end-hosts in many ways similar to the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP). With the widespread deployment of Network Address Translators (NAT), specialized code has been added to NAT for TCP that allows multiple hosts to reside behind a NAT and yet use only a single globally unique IPv4 address, even when two hosts (behind a NAT) choose the same port numbers for their connection. This additional code is sometimes classified as Network Address and Port Translation (NAPT). This document describes the protocol extensions required for the SCTP endpoints and the mechanisms for NATs necessary to provide similar features of NAPT in the single-point and multi-point traversal scenario.


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