Using Interactive Connectivity Establishment (ICE) in Web Real-Time Communications (WebRTC)

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Author Martin Thomson 
Last updated 2014-04-21 (latest revision 2013-10-18)
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Interactive Connectivity Establishment (ICE) has been selected as the basis for establishing peer-to-peer UDP flows between Web Real-Time Communication (WebRTC) clients. Using an unmodified ICE implementation in this context enables the use of the web platform as a denial of service platform. The risks and complications arising from this choice are discussed. A modified algorithm for sending ICE connectivity checks from the web platform is described.


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