As some may have noticed already, a new request for comments (RFC) regarding the Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP), RFC8260, has been published recently. This RFC defines two major changes for the SCTP protocol, originally defined in RFC4960:
1) Stream schedulers, which control which stream gets served next when sending a data chunk over the wire.
2) I-Data chunk, which extends DATA to overcome some of its limitations.
This blog post will go over the two changes, pointing out the benefits of using the stream schedulers, and especially when using them together with the new I-Data chunks.
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