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Changes are expected over time. This version is dated 24 February 2012.
(1) What type of RFC is being requested (BCP, Proposed Standard,
Internet Standard, Informational, Experimental, or Historic)? Why
is this the proper type of RFC? Is this type of RFC indicated in the
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Proposed Standard is requested, and standards track is noted in the
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In WebRTC contexts, peers send media traffic to each other.
To prevent attacks on peers, endpoints have to ensure the remote
peer is willing to receive traffic. This is performed both when the
session is first established to the remote peer and periodically
for the duration of the session. This document defines a method
for confirming consent using a new STUN usage.
Working Group Summary
Was there anything in WG process that is worth noting? For
example, was there controversy about particular points or
were there decisions where the consensus was particularly
One of the consistent issues within the WebRTC ecosystem is
the extent to which requirements from deployed systems impact
the working of the protocol. In this context, discussion of how
ICE-lite entities should behave consumed a good bit of time, but
I believe that the document represents the WG's general understanding.
After a set of external reviews by directorates the documented was
updated and a new working group last call issued. No new issues
were identified during the final working group last call.
Are there existing implementations of the protocol? Have a
significant number of vendors indicated their plan to
implement the specification? Are there any reviewers that
merit special mention as having done a thorough review,
e.g., one that resulted in important changes or a
conclusion that the document had no substantive issues? If
there was a MIB Doctor, Media Type or other expert review,
what was its course (briefly)? In the case of a Media Type
review, on what date was the request posted?
The document was reviewed by a number of implementors
and implementations are planned or under way. This document did
not require expert review of the type mentioned above, but Christer
Holmberg's review is called out in the document for its thoroughness.
Who is the Document Shepherd? Who is the Responsible Area
Ted Hardie is the Document Shepherd; Richard Barnes is the
Responsible Area Director.
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The document was re-reviewed and the mailing list traffic from the working
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(4) Does the document Shepherd have any concerns about the depth or
breadth of the reviews that have been performed?
(5) Do portions of the document need review from a particular or from
broader perspective, e.g., security, operational complexity, AAA, DNS,
DHCP, XML, or internationalization? If so, describe the review that
Because this describes a security mechanism, additional review
would be welcome, but a number of security folks are authors or
(6) Describe any specific concerns or issues that the Document Shepherd
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IESG should be aware of? For example, perhaps he or she is uncomfortable
with certain parts of the document, or has concerns whether there really
is a need for it. In any event, if the WG has discussed those issues and
has indicated that it still wishes to advance the document, detail those
No specific concerns.
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(8) Has an IPR disclosure been filed that references this document?
If so, summarize any WG discussion and conclusion regarding the IPR
No disclosures have been filed.
(9) How solid is the WG consensus behind this document? Does it
represent the strong concurrence of a few individuals, with others
being silent, or does the WG as a whole understand and agree with it?
Consensus appears general.
(10) Has anyone threatened an appeal or otherwise indicated extreme
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There are no threatened appeals or other discontent of which I am
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document. (See http://www.ietf.org/tools/idnits/ and the Internet-Drafts
Checklist). Boilerplate checks are not enough; this check needs to be
This document passes ID-nits, with only one warning of an unused reference.
This can be removed by the RFC Editor, I believe, and need not hold
(12) Describe how the document meets any required formal review
criteria, such as the MIB Doctor, media type, and URI type reviews.
As noted above, these reviews do not apply to this document.
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references exist, what is the plan for their completion?
All normative references are at appropriate levels for advancement.
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If so, list these downward references to support the Area Director in
the Last Call procedure.
None needed for this document.
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It will not change the status of any existing RFC.
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section, especially with regard to its consistency with the body of the
document. Confirm that all protocol extensions that the document makes
are associated with the appropriate reservations in IANA registries.
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identified. Confirm that newly created IANA registries include a
detailed specification of the initial contents for the registry, that
allocations procedures for future registrations are defined, and a
reasonable name for the new registry has been suggested (see RFC 5226).
This document makes no requests of IANA.
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useful in selecting the IANA Experts for these new registries.
This document makes no requests of IANA.
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This document does not use a formal grammar.