Browse Prior Art Database

Transport Layer Security over Stream Control Transmission Protocol (RFC3436)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000010552D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Dec-17
Document File: 10 page(s) / 16K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

A. Jungmaier: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

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.

This text was extracted from an ASCII text file.
This is the abbreviated version, containing approximately 17% of the total text.

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.

Abstract

   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

   tolerance.

   Additionally, discussions of extensions of SCTP are also supported,

   meaning especially the support of dynamic reconfiguration of IP-

   addresses.

Jungmaier, et al.           Standards Track                     [Page 1]

RFC 3436                     TLS over SCTP                December 2002

1.  Introduction

1.1.  Overview

   This document describes the usage of the Transport Layer Security

   (TLS) protocol, as defined in [RFC2246], over the Stream Control

   Transmission Protocol (SCTP), as defined in [RFC2960] and [RFC3309].

   TLS is designed to run on top of a byte-stream oriented transport

   protocol providing a reliable, in-sequence delivery.  Thus, TLS is

   currently mainly being used on top of the Transmission Control

   Protocol (TCP), as defined in [RFC793].

   Comparing TCP and SCTP, the latter provides additional features and

   this document shows how TLS should be used with SCTP to provide some

   of these additional features to the TLS user.

   This document defines:

   -   how to us...