WebRTC IP Address Handling Requirements

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From: The IESG <iesg-secretary@ietf.org>
To: IETF-Announce <ietf-announce@ietf.org>
Cc: The IESG <iesg@ietf.org>, adam@nostrum.com, rtcweb-chairs@ietf.org, Sean Turner <sean@sn3rd.com>, draft-ietf-rtcweb-ip-handling@ietf.org, rtcweb@ietf.org, sean@sn3rd.com, rfc-editor@rfc-editor.org
Subject: Protocol Action: 'WebRTC IP Address Handling Requirements' to Proposed Standard (draft-ietf-rtcweb-ip-handling-12.txt)

The IESG has approved the following document:
- 'WebRTC IP Address Handling Requirements'
  (draft-ietf-rtcweb-ip-handling-12.txt) as Proposed Standard

This document is the product of the Real-Time Communication in WEB-browsers
Working Group.

The IESG contact persons are Adam Roach, Alexey Melnikov and Barry Leiba.

A URL of this Internet Draft is:

Technical Summary

This draft provides information and requirements for how IP addresses should be handled by WebRTC implementations.  This is a companion draft to the two security-related drafts, but it was kept separate to this draft to change more quickly. The security drafts are standards track and so is this one.

Working Group Summary

This document has been extensively reviewed both on the list at a numerous in-person WG meetings.  This document is controversial because it deals with privacy and user consent issues related to Browsers.  There are strong feelings about the draft’s contents and what we have arrived at is rough consensus.

Document Quality

WebRTC, including its underlying security and privacy model, has been implemented by all major web browsers.


Sean Turner is the Shepherd.
Adam Roach is the responsible AD.