DSCP Packet Markings for WebRTC QoS
draft-ietf-tsvwg-rtcweb-qos-18

Document Type Active Internet-Draft (tsvwg WG)
Last updated 2016-08-22 (latest revision 2016-08-19)
Replaces draft-dhesikan-tsvwg-rtcweb-qos
Stream IETF
Intended RFC status Proposed Standard
Formats plain text xml pdf html bibtex
Reviews
Stream WG state Submitted to IESG for Publication (wg milestone: Feb 2016 - Submit 'DSCP packet ... )
Document shepherd David Black
Shepherd write-up Show (last changed 2016-05-11)
IESG IESG state RFC Ed Queue
Consensus Boilerplate Yes
Telechat date
Responsible AD Spencer Dawkins
Send notices to "David L. Black" <david.black@emc.com>
IANA IANA review state Version Changed - Review Needed
IANA action state No IC
RFC Editor RFC Editor state MISSREF
Network Working Group                                           P. Jones
Internet-Draft                                               S. Dhesikan
Intended status: Standards Track                             C. Jennings
Expires: February 20, 2017                                 Cisco Systems
                                                                D. Druta
                                                                    AT&T
                                                         August 19, 2016

                  DSCP Packet Markings for WebRTC QoS
                     draft-ietf-tsvwg-rtcweb-qos-18

Abstract

   Many networks, such as service provider and enterprise networks, can
   provide different forwarding treatments for individual packets based
   on Differentiated Services Code Point (DSCP) values on a per-hop
   basis.  This document provides the recommended DSCP values for web
   browsers to use for various classes of WebRTC traffic.

Status of This Memo

   This Internet-Draft is submitted in full conformance with the
   provisions of BCP 78 and BCP 79.

   Internet-Drafts are working documents of the Internet Engineering
   Task Force (IETF).  Note that other groups may also distribute
   working documents as Internet-Drafts.  The list of current Internet-
   Drafts is at http://datatracker.ietf.org/drafts/current/.

   Internet-Drafts are draft documents valid for a maximum of six months
   and may be updated, replaced, or obsoleted by other documents at any
   time.  It is inappropriate to use Internet-Drafts as reference
   material or to cite them other than as "work in progress."

   This Internet-Draft will expire on February 20, 2017.

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (c) 2016 IETF Trust and the persons identified as the
   document authors.  All rights reserved.

   This document is subject to BCP 78 and the IETF Trust's Legal
   Provisions Relating to IETF Documents
   (http://trustee.ietf.org/license-info) in effect on the date of
   publication of this document.  Please review these documents
   carefully, as they describe your rights and restrictions with respect
   to this document.  Code Components extracted from this document must

Jones, et al.           Expires February 20, 2017               [Page 1]
Internet-Draft                 WebRTC QoS                    August 2016

   include Simplified BSD License text as described in Section 4.e of
   the Trust Legal Provisions and are provided without warranty as
   described in the Simplified BSD License.

Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   3.  Relation to Other Specifications  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   4.  Inputs  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   5.  DSCP Mappings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   6.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   7.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   8.  Downward References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   9.  Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   10. Dedication  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   11. Document History  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   12. References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     12.1.  Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     12.2.  Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11

1.  Introduction

   Differentiated Services Code Point (DSCP) [RFC2474] packet marking
   can help provide QoS in some environments.  This specification
   provides default packet marking for browsers that support WebRTC
   applications, but does not change any advice or requirements in other
   IETF RFCs.  The contents of this specification are intended to be a
   simple set of implementation recommendations based on the previous
   RFCs.

   Networks where these DSCP markings are beneficial (likely to improve
   QoS for WebRTC traffic) include:

   1.  Private, wide-area networks.  Network administrators have control
       over remarking packets and treatment of packets.

   2.  Residential Networks.  If the congested link is the broadband
       uplink in a cable or DSL scenario, often residential routers/NAT
       support preferential treatment based on DSCP.

   3.  Wireless Networks.  If the congested link is a local wireless
       network, marking may help.

   There are cases where these DSCP markings do not help, but, aside
   from possible priority inversion for "less than best effort traffic"

Jones, et al.           Expires February 20, 2017               [Page 2]
Show full document text