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Trickle ICE: Incremental Provisioning of Candidates for the Interactive Connectivity Establishment (ICE) Protocol

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (mmusic WG)
Expired & archived
Authors Emil Ivov , Eric Rescorla , Justin Uberti
Last updated 2015-07-20 (Latest revision 2015-01-15)
Replaces draft-ivov-mmusic-trickle-ice
Replaced by draft-ietf-ice-trickle
RFC stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
Intended RFC status (None)
Additional resources Mailing list discussion
Stream WG state WG Document
Document shepherd Ari Keränen
IESG IESG state Replaced by draft-ietf-ice-trickle
Consensus boilerplate Unknown
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This document describes an extension to the Interactive Connectivity Establishment (ICE) protocol that allows ICE agents to send and receive candidates incrementally rather than exchanging complete lists. With such incremental provisioning, ICE agents can begin connectivity checks while they are still gathering candidates and considerably shorten the time necessary for ICE processing to complete. The above mechanism is also referred to as "trickle ICE".


Emil Ivov
Eric Rescorla
Justin Uberti

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