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A No-Op Payload Format for RTP

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (avt WG)
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Author Flemming Andreasen
Last updated 2007-05-22
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This document defines an no-op payload format for the Real-time Transport Protocol (RTP). This packet is not played out by receivers. It can be useful as a way to keep Network Address Translator (NAT) bindings and Firewall pinholes open. Other uses are discussed in the document.


Flemming Andreasen

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