RObust Header Compression (ROHC): A Link-Layer Assisted Profile for IP/UDP/RTP
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From: The IESG <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: IETF-Announce <email@example.com> Cc: Internet Architecture Board <firstname.lastname@example.org>, RFC Editor <email@example.com>, rohc mailing list <firstname.lastname@example.org>, rohc chair <email@example.com> Subject: Protocol Action: 'RObust Header Compression (ROHC): A Link-Layer Assisted Profile for IP/UDP/RTP' to Proposed Standard The IESG has approved the following document: - 'RObust Header Compression (ROHC): A Link-Layer Assisted Profile for IP/UDP/RTP ' <draft-ietf-rohc-rfc3242bis-02.txt> as a Proposed Standard This document is the product of the Robust Header Compression Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Allison Mankin and Magnus Westerlund. A URL of this Internet-Draft is: http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-rohc-rfc3242bis-02.txt
Technical Summary This document replaces RFC3242, which defines a ROHC profile for compression of IP/UDP/RTP packets that leverages functionality provided by the lower layers by completely eliminating the header for most packets during optimal operation. The original version of RFC 3242 contained a critical error that renders correct implementation of the full specification impossible as information about the payload length is missing from the CSP packet, as was uncovered during implementation of this packet type (which is only needed in certain circumstances). The updated version contains the minimum change fix that was agreed. The opportunity of a new version was also used to apply a clarification to an overly broad reference to RFC3095 (section 4.1.3 of RFC 3242). Working Group Summary There was working group consensus that this small update was required and that the minimum change solution proposed was effective and correct. The Working Group polled for implementation impact of the bis and understood that there was only benefit to the fix of the specification. Protocol Quality Allison Mankin reviewed the document for the IESG. Carsten Bormann was the WG Chair shepherd. Note to RFC Editor When RFC 2119 appears in the text add  after it. To Section 9.1, the Normative References, add , a reference to RFC 2119.