Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP) IPv4 Address Scoping

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Stream Control Transmission Protocol RFC2960 [5] provides transparent multi-homing to its upper layer users. This multi-homing is accomplished through the passing of address parameters in the initial setup message used by SCTP. In an IPv4 network addresses SHOULD NOT be passed without consideration of their routeablility. This document defines considerations and enumerates general rules that an SCTP endpoint MUST use in formulating both the INIT and INIT-ACK chunks when including IPv4 addresses.


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