Error: cannot handle extended pids and ports

Sean Hinde <>
Sat Apr 2 00:22:33 CEST 2005

On 1 Apr 2005, at 21:52, Joel Reymont wrote:

>> Vance Shipley wrote:
>> Since RUDP has been superceded by SCTP that leads us back to the 
>> gen_sctp
>> discussion.  :)
> Funny, I was just reading up on SCTP.
>> SCTP isn't really the answer for you as although the server side is 
>> easy
>> to provision getting SCTP support into clients is unlikely for many 
>> years.
> Why is that? Can't I just build a SCTP client?

It is a very heavy duty replacement for TCP running over raw IP. There 
is an implementation in the Linux 2.6 kernels if you fancy playing with 

Not that I wish to discourage you if you fancy having a go. I did once 
start to write a version of it in Erlang running over UDP (it was an 
option in the spec, I don't know if it still is), but as with many such 
things it was much bigger than available time and skills permitted :-)


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