Framework for Establishing a Secure Real-time Transport Protocol (SRTP) Security Context Using Datagram Transport Layer Security (DTLS)
RFC 5763

 
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Replaces draft-fischl-sipping-media-dtls
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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                         J. Fischl
Request for Comments: 5763                                   Skype, Inc.
Category: Standards Track                                  H. Tschofenig
ISSN: 2070-1721                                   Nokia Siemens Networks
                                                             E. Rescorla
                                                              RTFM, Inc.
                                                                May 2010

Framework for Establishing a Secure Real-time Transport Protocol (SRTP)
    Security Context Using Datagram Transport Layer Security (DTLS)

Abstract

   This document specifies how to use the Session Initiation Protocol
   (SIP) to establish a Secure Real-time Transport Protocol (SRTP)
   security context using the Datagram Transport Layer Security (DTLS)
   protocol.  It describes a mechanism of transporting a fingerprint
   attribute in the Session Description Protocol (SDP) that identifies
   the key that will be presented during the DTLS handshake.  The key
   exchange travels along the media path as opposed to the signaling
   path.  The SIP Identity mechanism can be used to protect the
   integrity of the fingerprint attribute from modification by
   intermediate proxies.

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.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,
   and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at
   http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc5763.

Fischl, et al.               Standards Track                    [Page 1]
RFC 5763                   DTLS-SRTP Framework                  May 2010

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Table of Contents

   1. Introduction ....................................................4
   2. Overview ........................................................5
   3. Motivation ......................................................7
   4. Terminology .....................................................8
   5. Establishing a Secure Channel ...................................8
   6. Miscellaneous Considerations ...................................10
      6.1. Anonymous Calls ...........................................10
      6.2. Early Media ...............................................11
      6.3. Forking ...................................................11
      6.4. Delayed Offer Calls .......................................11
      6.5. Multiple Associations .....................................11
      6.6. Session Modification ......................................12
      6.7. Middlebox Interaction .....................................12
           6.7.1. ICE Interaction ....................................12
           6.7.2. Latching Control without ICE .......................13
      6.8. Rekeying ..................................................13
      6.9. Conference Servers and Shared Encryptions Contexts ........13
      6.10. Media over SRTP ..........................................14
      6.11. Best Effort Encryption ...................................14
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