[erlang-questions] SCTP support in Erlang/OTP

Serge Aleynikov <>
Tue Sep 26 15:58:46 CEST 2006


As much as I would like to attend this year's user conference, I might 
be on vacation that week in another part of the world (though I'll let 
you know if anything changes).

I got some positive response from the OTP team regarding this offer, and 
I'll keep the list posted when there's some progress in this area.



Valentin Micic wrote:
> 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
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>> Serge Aleynikov
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