RFC 3436 (rfc3436) - Page 1 of 9

Transport Layer Security over Stream Control Transmission Protocol

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Network Working Group                                       A. Jungmaier
Request for Comments: 3436                           University of Essen
Category: Standards Track                                    E. Rescorla
                                                               RTFM Inc.
                                                               M. Tuexen
                                                              Siemens AG
                                                           December 2002

                     Transport Layer Security over
                  Stream Control Transmission Protocol

Status of this Memo

   This document specifies an Internet standards track protocol for the
   Internet community, and requests discussion and suggestions for
   improvements.  Please refer to the current edition of the "Internet
   Official Protocol Standards" (STD 1) for the standardization state
   and status of this protocol.  Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2002).  All Rights Reserved.


   This document describes the usage of the Transport Layer Security
   (TLS) protocol, as defined in RFC 2246, over the Stream Control
   Transmission Protocol (SCTP), as defined in RFC 2960 and RFC 3309.

   The user of TLS can take advantage of the features provided by SCTP,
   namely the support of multiple streams to avoid head of line blocking
   and the support of multi-homing to provide network level fault

   Additionally, discussions of extensions of SCTP are also supported,
   meaning especially the support of dynamic reconfiguration of IP-

Jungmaier, et al.           Standards Track

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