[Fwd: SCTP for Java]

Christopher Hegarty - Sun Microsystems Ireland Christopher.Hegarty at Sun.COM
Tue Aug 19 09:07:48 PDT 2008


A request for SCTP support came up recently on the jsr203-interest
list [1]. Within Sun have been working on an RFE [2] to provide a Java
API for SCTP [3] that we would like to get into OpenJDK [4].

The API is nio based and defines three new channel types in order to
support both the one-to-one and one-to-many styles. It provides support
for both multi-homing and multi-streaming capabilities of SCTP as well
as message framing, ordered and unordered message delivery. There is
also support for handling of notifications from the SCTP stack, like
associations change, shutdown, send failed.

Initially, this work is being delivered a Sun specific API so as to
gauge interest. If there is sufficient interest then we may proposed 
setting up a specific SCTP project [5].

At this stage we would really welcome feedback on the API [3]. Please 
reply to this mailing list with your comments/feedback.


[2] http://bugs.sun.com/view_bug.do?bug_id=4927640
[3] http://openjdk.java.net/projects/nio/sctp/javadoc/
[4] http://openjdk.java.net/
[5] http://openjdk.java.net/projects/

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