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Multicast Acquisition Report Block Type for RTP Control Protocol (RTCP) Extended Reports (XRs)
RFC 6332

Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                          A. Begen
Request for Comments: 6332                                  E. Friedrich
Category: Standards Track                                          Cisco
ISSN: 2070-1721                                                July 2011

              Multicast Acquisition Report Block Type for
           RTP Control Protocol (RTCP) Extended Reports (XRs)

Abstract

   In most RTP-based multicast applications, the RTP source sends inter-
   related data.  Due to this interdependency, randomly joining RTP
   receivers usually cannot start consuming the multicast data right
   after they join the session.  Thus, they often experience a random
   acquisition delay.  An RTP receiver can use one or more different
   approaches to achieve rapid acquisition.  Yet, due to various
   factors, performance of the rapid acquisition methods usually varies.
   Furthermore, in some cases, the RTP receiver can do a simple
   multicast join (in other cases, it is compelled to do so).  For
   quality reporting, monitoring, and diagnostic purposes, it is
   important to collect detailed information from the RTP receivers
   about their acquisition and presentation experiences.  This document
   addresses this issue by defining a new report block type, called the
   Multicast Acquisition (MA) report block, within the framework of RTP
   Control Protocol (RTCP) Extended Reports (XRs) (RFC 3611).  This
   document also defines the necessary signaling of the new MA report
   block type in the Session Description Protocol (SDP).

Status of This Memo

   This is an Internet Standards Track document.

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force
   (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has
   received public review and has been approved for publication by the
   Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).  Further information on
   Internet Standards is available in Section 2 of RFC 5741.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,
   and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at
   http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc6332.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
   2.  Requirements Notation  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
   3.  Definitions  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
   4.  Multicast Acquisition (MA) Report Block  . . . . . . . . . . .  4
     4.1.  Base Report  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5
       4.1.1.  Status Code Rules for New MA Methods . . . . . . . . .  6
       4.1.2.  Status Code Rules for the RAMS Method  . . . . . . . .  6
     4.2.  Extensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6
       4.2.1.  Vendor-Neutral Extensions  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7
       4.2.2.  Private Extensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
   5.  Session Description Protocol Signaling . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
   6.  Security Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
   7.  IANA Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
     7.1.  RTCP XR Block Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
     7.2.  RTCP XR SDP Parameter  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
     7.3.  Multicast Acquisition Method Registry  . . . . . . . . . . 12
     7.4.  Multicast Acquisition Report Block TLV Space Registry  . . 12
     7.5.  Multicast Acquisition Status Code Space Registry . . . . . 13
   8.  Acknowledgments  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
   9.  References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
     9.1.  Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
     9.2.  Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

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