RTP Header Extension for RTCP Source Description Items
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Network Working Group                                      M. Westerlund
Internet-Draft                                                 B. Burman
Intended status: Standards Track                                Ericsson
Expires: September 24, 2015                                      R. Even
                                                     Huawei Technologies
                                                               M. Zanaty
                                                           Cisco Systems
                                                          March 23, 2015

         RTP Header Extension for RTCP Source Description Items
                   draft-ietf-avtext-sdes-hdr-ext-00

Abstract

   Source Description (SDES) items are normally transported in RTP
   control protocol (RTCP).  In some cases it can be beneficial to speed
   up the delivery of these items.  Mainly when a new source (SSRC)
   joins an RTP session and the receivers needs this source's relation
   to other sources and its synchronization context, which are fully or
   partially identified using SDES items.  To enable this optimization,
   this document specifies a new RTP header extension that can carry any
   type of SDES items.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     2.1.  Requirements Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     2.2.  Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   3.  Motivation  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   4.  Specification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     4.1.  SDES Item Header Extension  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
       4.1.1.  One-Byte Format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
       4.1.2.  Two-Byte Format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     4.2.  Usage of the SDES Item Header Extension . . . . . . . . .   6
       4.2.1.  One or Two Byte Headers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
       4.2.2.  MTU and Packet Expansion  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
       4.2.3.  Transmission Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
       4.2.4.  Different Usages  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
       4.2.5.  SDES Items in RTCP  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   5.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   6.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   7.  Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   8.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     8.1.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     8.2.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12

1.  Introduction

   This specification defines an RTP header extension [RFC3550][RFC5285]
   that can carry RTCP source description (SDES) items.  By including
   selected SDES items in an header extension the determination of
   relationship and synchronization context for new RTP streams (SSRCs)
   in an RTP session can be speeded up.  Which relationship and what
   information depends on the SDES items carried.  This becomes a
   complement to using only RTCP for SDES Item delivery.
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