WebRTC Data Channel Establishment Protocol
draft-ietf-rtcweb-data-protocol-04

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Network Working Group                                           R. Jesup
Internet-Draft                                                   Mozilla
Intended status: Standards Track                               S. Loreto
Expires: October 11, 2014                                       Ericsson
                                                               M. Tuexen
                                        Muenster Univ. of Appl. Sciences
                                                           April 9, 2014

               WebRTC Data Channel Establishment Protocol
                 draft-ietf-rtcweb-data-protocol-04.txt

Abstract

   The Web Real-Time Communication (WebRTC) working group is charged to
   provide protocols to support for direct interactive rich
   communication using audio, video, and data between two peers' web-
   browsers.  This document specifies a simple protocol for establishing
   symmetric data channels between the peers.  It uses a two way
   handshake and allows sending of user data without waiting for the
   handshake to complete.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Conventions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   3.  Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   4.  Protocol Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   5.  Message Formats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     5.1.  DATA_CHANNEL_OPEN Message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     5.2.  DATA_CHANNEL_ACK Message  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   6.  Procedures  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   7.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   8.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     8.1.  SCTP Payload Protocol Identifier  . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     8.2.  New Message Type Registry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     8.3.  New Channel Type Registry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   9.  Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   10. References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
     10.1.  Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
     10.2.  Informational References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12

1.  Introduction

   The Data Channel Establishment Protocol (DCEP) is designed to
   provide, in the WebRTC data channel context
   [I-D.ietf-rtcweb-data-channel], a simple in-band method to open
   symmetric data channels.  As discussed in
   [I-D.ietf-rtcweb-data-channel], the protocol uses the Stream Control
   Transmission Protocol (SCTP) [RFC4960] encapsulated in the Datagram
   Transport Layer Security (DTLS) [RFC6347] as described in
   [I-D.ietf-tsvwg-sctp-dtls-encaps] to benefit from their already
   standardized transport and security features.

2.  Conventions

   The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT",
   "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" in this
   document are to be interpreted as described in [RFC2119].

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3.  Terminology

   This document uses the following terms:

   Association:  An SCTP association.
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