RFC 6525 on Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP) Stream Reconfiguration

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A new Request for Comments is now available in online RFC libraries.

        RFC 6525

        Title:      Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP) 
                    Stream Reconfiguration 
        Author:     R. Stewart, M. Tuexen,
                    P. Lei
        Status:     Standards Track
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       February 2012
        Mailbox:    randall@lakerest.net, 
        Pages:      34
        Characters: 72734
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-tsvwg-sctp-strrst-13.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc6525.txt

Many applications that use the Stream Control Transmission Protocol
(SCTP) want the ability to "reset" a stream.  The intention of
resetting a stream is to set the numbering sequence of the stream
back to 'zero' with a corresponding notification to the application
layer that the reset has been performed.  Applications requiring this
feature want it so that they can "reuse" streams for different
purposes but still utilize the stream sequence number so that the
application can track the message flows.  Thus, without this feature,
a new use of an old stream would result in message numbers greater
than expected, unless there is a protocol mechanism to "reset the
streams back to zero".  This document also includes methods for
resetting the transmission sequence numbers, adding additional
streams, and resetting all stream sequence numbers.  [STANDARDS-TRACK]

This document is a product of the Transport Area Working Group Working Group of the IETF.

This is now a Proposed Standard Protocol.

STANDARDS TRACK: This document specifies an Internet standards track
protocol for the Internet community,and requests discussion and suggestions
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