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DCCP protocol
Last updated: 10 November 2005
- Introduction
- Missing features
- Socket options
- Notes
Datagram Congestion Control Protocol (DCCP) is an unreliable, connection
based protocol designed to solve issues present in UDP and TCP particularly
for real time and multimedia traffic.
It has a base protocol and pluggable congestion control IDs (CCIDs).
It is at draft RFC status and the homepage for DCCP as a protocol is at:
Missing features
The DCCP implementation does not currently have all the features that are in
the draft RFC.
In particular the following are missing:
- CCID2 support
- feature negotiation
When testing against other implementations it appears that elapsed time
options are not coded compliant to the specification.
Socket options
DCCP_SOCKOPT_PACKET_SIZE is used for CCID3 to set default packet size for
DCCP_SOCKOPT_SERVICE sets the service. This is compulsory as per the
specification. If you don't set it you will get EPROTO.
SELinux does not yet have support for DCCP. You will need to turn it off or
else you will get EACCES.
DCCP does not travel through NAT successfully at present. This is because
the checksum covers the psuedo-header as per TCP and UDP. It should be
relatively trivial to add Linux NAT support for DCCP.