RTCWeb Data Channels
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RTCWeb Working Group                                            R. Jesup
Internet-Draft                                                   Mozilla
Intended status: Standards Track                               S. Loreto
Expires: April 24, 2014                                         Ericsson
                                                               M. Tuexen
                                        Muenster Univ. of Appl. Sciences
                                                        October 21, 2013

                          RTCWeb Data Channels
                 draft-ietf-rtcweb-data-channel-06.txt

Abstract

   The Real-Time Communication in WEB-browsers (RTCWeb) working group is
   charged to provide protocol support for direct interactive rich
   communication using audio, video, and data between two peers' web-
   browsers.  This document specifies the non-media data transport
   aspects of the RTCWeb framework.  It provides an architectural
   overview of how the Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP) is
   used in the RTCWeb context as a generic transport service allowing
   WEB-browsers to exchange generic data from peer to peer.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Conventions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   3.  Use Cases . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     3.1.  Use Cases for Unreliable Data Channels  . . . . . . . . .   3
     3.2.  Use Cases for Reliable Data Channels  . . . . . . . . . .   3
   4.  Requirements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   5.  SCTP over DTLS over UDP Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   6.  The Usage of SCTP in the RTCWeb Context . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     6.1.  SCTP Protocol Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     6.2.  Association Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     6.3.  SCTP Streams  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     6.4.  Channel Definition  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     6.5.  Opening a Channel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     6.6.  Transferring User Data on a Channel . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     6.7.  Closing a Channel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
   7.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
   8.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
   9.  Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
   10. References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
     10.1.  Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
     10.2.  Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14

1.  Introduction

   Non-media data types in the context of RTCWeb are handled by using
   SCTP [RFC4960] encapsulated in DTLS [RFC6347].

                               +----------+
                               |   SCTP   |
                               +----------+
                               |   DTLS   |
                               +----------+
                               | ICE/UDP  |
                               +----------+

                       Figure 1: Basic stack diagram

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