1 Introduction

The Session Multiplex Protocol (SMP) is an application-layer protocol that provides session management capabilities between a database client and a database server. Specifically, SMP enables multiple logical client connections to a single server over a lower-layer transport connection.

Sections 1.5, 1.8, 1.9, 2, and 3 of this specification are normative. All other sections and examples in this specification are informative.