Recursively Encapsulated TURN (RETURN) for Connectivity and Privacy in WebRTC

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (rtcweb WG)
Authors Benjamin Schwartz  , Justin Uberti 
Last updated 2015-10-14 (latest revision 2015-04-07)
Replaced by draft-ietf-rtcweb-return
Stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
Intended RFC status Proposed Standard
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In the context of WebRTC, the concept of a local TURN proxy has been suggested, but not reviewed in detail. WebRTC applications are already using TURN to enhance connectivity and privacy. This document explains how local TURN proxies and WebRTC applications can work together.


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Justin Uberti (

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