TCP Candidates with Interactive Connectivity Establishment (ICE)
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From: The IESG <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: IETF-Announce <email@example.com> Cc: RFC Editor <firstname.lastname@example.org>, mmusic mailing list <email@example.com>, mmusic chair <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Protocol Action: 'TCP Candidates with Interactive Connectivity Establishment (ICE)' to Proposed Standard (draft-ietf-mmusic-ice-tcp-16.txt) The IESG has approved the following document: - 'TCP Candidates with Interactive Connectivity Establishment (ICE)' (draft-ietf-mmusic-ice-tcp-16.txt) as a Proposed Standard This document is the product of the Multiparty Multimedia Session Control Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Gonzalo Camarillo and Robert Sparks. A URL of this Internet Draft is: http://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-ietf-mmusic-ice-tcp/
Technical Summary Interactive Connectivity Establishment (ICE) defines a mechanism for NAT traversal for multimedia communication protocols based on the offer/answer model of session negotiation. ICE works by providing a set of candidate transport addresses for each media stream, which are then validated with peer-to-peer connectivity checks based on Session Traversal Utilities for NAT (STUN). ICE provides a general framework for describing candidates, but only defines UDP-based transport protocols. This specification extends ICE to TCP-based media, including the ability to offer a mix of TCP and UDP-based candidates for a single stream. Working Group Summary This document is a product of the MMUSIC WG. The document has been in progress for a while with significant Working Group interest, contribution and review. There are no controversial issues. Document Quality The document has received significant review and the quality is good. The chairs are aware of multiple implementations of the mechanism. Personnel Flemming Andreasen is the document's shepherd. Gonzalo Camarillo is the responsible AD.