RTP Control Protocol (RTCP) Extensions for Single-Source Multicast Sessions with Unicast Feedback
RFC 5760

Document Type RFC - Proposed Standard (February 2010; Errata)
Updated by RFC 6128
Last updated 2013-03-02
Replaces draft-chesterfield-avt-rtcpssm
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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                            J. Ott
Request for Comments: 5760                              Aalto University
Category: Standards Track                                J. Chesterfield
ISSN: 2070-1721                                  University of Cambridge
                                                             E. Schooler
                                                                   Intel
                                                           February 2010

               RTP Control Protocol (RTCP) Extensions for
         Single-Source Multicast Sessions with Unicast Feedback

Abstract

   This document specifies an extension to the Real-time Transport
   Control Protocol (RTCP) to use unicast feedback to a multicast
   sender.  The proposed extension is useful for single-source multicast
   sessions such as Source-Specific Multicast (SSM) communication where
   the traditional model of many-to-many group communication is either
   not available or not desired.  In addition, it can be applied to any
   group that might benefit from a sender-controlled summarized
   reporting mechanism.

Status of This Memo

   This is an Internet Standards Track document.

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force
   (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has
   received public review and has been approved for publication by the
   Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).  Further information on
   Internet Standards is available in Section 2 of RFC 5741.

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Table of Contents

   1. Introduction ....................................................3
   2. Conventions and Acronyms ........................................4
   3. Definitions .....................................................5
   4. Basic Operation .................................................6
   5. Packet Types ...................................................10
   6. Simple Feedback Model ..........................................11
   7. Distribution Source Feedback Summary Model .....................13
   8. Mixer/Translator Issues ........................................36
   9. Transmission Interval Calculation ..............................37
   10. SDP Extensions ................................................39
   11. Security Considerations .......................................41
   12. Backwards Compatibility .......................................51
   13. IANA Considerations ...........................................51
   14. References ....................................................53
   Appendix A. Examples for Sender-Side Configurations ...............57
   Appendix B. Distribution Report Processing at the Receiver ........60

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1.  Introduction

   The Real-time Transport Protocol (RTP) [1] provides a real-time
   transport mechanism suitable for unicast or multicast communication
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