[erlang-questions] SCTP support in Erlang/OTP

Valentin Micic <>
Tue Sep 26 15:04:44 CEST 2006


This is soooo great!!!
If you write a paper about it for the next user conference (November 9th, 
2006), I shall overcome my fear of flying (and we're talking a serious 
effort here) and attend the conference.

Valentin.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Serge Aleynikov" <>
To: "Erlang Users' List" <>
Sent: Monday, September 25, 2006 11:53 PM
Subject: [erlang-questions] SCTP support in Erlang/OTP


> Hi,
>
> I have a question for the OTP team.
>
> We developed an extension of the inet driver used by the emulator to
> support an SCTP protocol.  This protocol is available in Linux kernel
> 2.6.x and Solaris 10.  Our gen_sctp implementation has very similar API
> found in gen_tcp and gen_udp, and we've been using it in a number of
> internal products.
>
> We would like to release these SCTP emulator patches to open source for
> potential inclusion in the OTP.  I would like to find out how to pursue
> this as I am sure many developers would benefit from having support of
> this protocol in Erlang that offers features like:
>
> - Multi-homing
> - Preservation of message boundaries
> - Multi-streaming
> - Reduced head-of-line blocking
> - DoS prevention (four-way handshaking session setup)
>
> However, we do have a small development team and would not be able to
> release and maintain this project for an open source community by
> providing support for a large developer base, as answering questions may
> destruct my team from working on internal projects.  We could, however,
> interface with a relatively small number of maintainers for
> troubleshooting needs.
>
> So, I would like to ask the OTP team for advice on if there's interest
> in evaluating this work, and if there is what are the guidelines for
> including this project in the OTP.
>
> Regards,
>
> Serge
>
> -- 
> Serge Aleynikov
> R&D Telecom, IDT Corp
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