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Re: multi-homing fixes
On Fri, 31 Aug 2001, Iljitsch van Beijnum wrote: [snip] > The only way we're ever going back to a 8k routing table in IPv6 is if > multihoming at the host level becomes a decent alternative. There is SCTP, > a transport protocol that will handle multiple source and destination IP > addresses, so when one path goes down, it will use another. (SCTP is > useless as a TCP replacement, though.) And there have been successful > experiments with adding this kind of functionality to TCP. [snip] I've been being good about keeping my multi6 advocacy off of nanog, but I have to correct here: SCTP can be used as a full replacement of TCP as it is a strict superset, it also can replace UDP for many applications. As soon as the SCTP TCP-like API is finished in the Linux kernel SCTP implimentation I'll be making the minor changes to a few apps (lynx, openssh, and apache for starters) to demonstrate how easily TCP applications can be transisitoned to SCTP for multihoming support (SCTP has a number of additional advantages that would be useful, such has multiple streams which would require more then a simple search and replace).