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Network Working Group                                       T. Dreibholz
Internet-Draft                                                  M. Becke
Intended status: Experimental               University of Duisburg-Essen
Expires: May 12, 2011                                   November 8, 2010


      SCTP Socket API Extensions for Concurrent Multipath Transfer
           draft-dreibholz-tsvwg-sctpsocket-multipath-00.txt

Abstract

   This document describes extensions to the SCTP sockets API for
   configuring the CMT-SCTP and CMT/RP-SCTP extensions.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
   2.  Concurrent Multipath Transfer Activation/Deactivation
       (SCTP_CMT_ON_OFF) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
   3.  Resource Pooling Activation/Deactivation (SCTP_RP_ON_OFF) . . . 3
   4.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
   5.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
   6.  Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
   7.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
     7.1.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
     7.2.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5






































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1.  Introduction

   This draft describes extensions to the SCTP sockets API (see
   [I-D.ietf-tsvwg-sctpsocket], [RFC4960]) which allow an application to
   configure the behaviour of the Concurrent Multipath Transfer (CMT)
   extensions CMT-SCTP and CMT/RP-SCTP (see
   [I-D.tuexen-tsvwg-sctp-multipath], [Globecom2010], [AINA2010],
   [IAS2006]).


2.  Concurrent Multipath Transfer Activation/Deactivation
    (SCTP_CMT_ON_OFF)

   This socket option activates or deactivates CMT.  The
   sctp_assoc_value structure is used to specify the association for
   which the CMT state should be changed and the new CMT state.

   Definition of the sctp_assoc_value structure:

   struct sctp_assoc_value {
      sctp_assoc_t assoc_id;
      uint32_t     assoc_value;
   };

   assoc_id:  Holds the identifier for the association of which the CMT
      state should be changed.  Ignored for one-to-one style sockets.

   assoc_value:

      0  Turns CMT off.

      1  Turns CMT on.


3.  Resource Pooling Activation/Deactivation (SCTP_RP_ON_OFF)

   This socket option activates or deactivates Resource Pooling (RP)
   when using CMT.  The sctp_assoc_value structure is used to specify
   the association for which the RP state should be changed and the new
   RP state.  Note, that CMT usage itself has to be turned on separately
   by using the SCTP_CMT_ON_OFF option.

   Definition of the sctp_assoc_value structure:

   struct sctp_assoc_value {
      sctp_assoc_t assoc_id;
      uint32_t     assoc_value;
   };



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   assoc_id:  Holds the identifier for the association of which the RP
      state should be changed.  Ignored for one-to-one style sockets.

   assoc_value:

      0  Turns RP off.

      1  Turns RP on.


4.  Security Considerations

   Security considerations for the SCTP sockets API are described by
   [I-D.ietf-tsvwg-sctpsocket].


5.  IANA Considerations

   This document does not require IANA actions.


6.  Acknowledgments

   The authors would like to thank Michael Tuexen for his support.


7.  References

7.1.  Normative References

   [RFC4960]  Stewart, R., "Stream Control Transmission Protocol",
              RFC 4960, September 2007.

   [I-D.ietf-tsvwg-sctpsocket]
              Stewart, R., Poon, K., Tuexen, M., Yasevich, V., and P.
              Lei, "Sockets API Extensions for Stream Control
              Transmission Protocol (SCTP)",
              draft-ietf-tsvwg-sctpsocket-24 (work in progress),
              October 2010.

   [I-D.tuexen-tsvwg-sctp-multipath]
              Becke, M., Dreibholz, T., Iyengar, J., Natarajan, P., and
              M. Tuexen, "Load Sharing for the Stream Control
              Transmission Protocol (SCTP)",
              draft-tuexen-tsvwg-sctp-multipath-00 (work in progress),
              July 2010.





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7.2.  Informative References

   [Globecom2010]
              Dreibholz, T., Becke, M., Rathgeb, E., and M. Tuexen, "On
              the Use of Concurrent Multipath Transfer over Asymmetric
              Paths", Proceedings of the IEEE Global Communications
              Conference (GLOBECOM), December 2010.

   [AINA2010]
              Dreibholz, T., Becke, M., Pulinthanath, J., and E.
              Rathgeb, "Applying TCP-Friendly Congestion Control to
              Concurrent Multipath Transfer", Proceedings of the IEEE
              24th International Conference on Advanced Information
              Networking and Applications (AINA), April 2010.

   [IAS2006]  Iyengar, J., Amer, P., and R. Stewart, "Concurrent
              Multipath Transfer Using SCTP Multihoming Over Independent
              End-to-End Paths", Journal IEEE/ACM Transactions on
              Networking, October 2006.


Authors' Addresses

   Thomas Dreibholz
   University of Duisburg-Essen, Institute for Experimental Mathematics
   Ellernstrasse 29
   45326 Essen, Nordrhein-Westfalen
   Germany

   Phone: +49-201-1837637
   Fax:   +49-201-1837673
   Email: dreibh@iem.uni-due.de
   URI:   http://www.iem.uni-due.de/~dreibh/


   Martin Becke
   University of Duisburg-Essen, Institute for Experimental Mathematics
   Ellernstrasse 29
   45326 Essen, Nordrhein-Westfalen
   Germany

   Phone: +49-201-183-7667
   Fax:   +49-201-183-7673
   Email: martin.becke@uni-due.de







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