SCTP

SCTP, or Stream Control Transmission Protocol, is a protocol that is defined in RFC 4960 (an introduction is provided in RFC 3286).

As a transport protocol, SCTP is in a certain way equivalent to TCP or UDP.

While TCP is traffic-oriented, (the sequence of bytes contained in a packet does not have a conceptual beginning or end, but belongs to the stream of traffic that makes up the connection), SCTP — like UDP — is message-oriented (it sends messages in a traffic stream with a beginning and an end, which can be segmented over several packets).

“IPS” tab

Specific configuration

Maximum no. of IP addresses per endpoint [1-8] This parameter defines the maximum number of IP addresses allowed for an SCTP association endpoint (multi-homing).

Timeout (seconds)

Association negotiation time [2-60]

Maximum duration allowed for an SCTP association to be fully set up (in seconds). This value has to be between 2 and 60 seconds (default value: 20 seconds).

Idle timeout [30-604800]

Maximum duration for which the state of an idle SCTP association will be kept (in seconds). This value has to be between 30 and 604800 seconds (default value: 3600 seconds).

Association shutdown time [2-60]

Maximum duration allowed for the shutdown phase of an SCTP association (in seconds). This value has to be between 2 and 60 seconds (default value: 20 seconds).

Support

Disable intrusion prevention

When this option is selected, the analysis of the SCTP protocol will be disabled and traffic will be allowed if the filter policy allows it

Log every SCTP query

Enables or disables the logging of SCTP requests.