Application Mechanism for Keeping Alive the NAT Mappings Associated with RTP / RTP Control Protocol (RTCP) Flows
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From: The IESG <email@example.com> To: IETF-Announce <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: Internet Architecture Board <email@example.com>, RFC Editor <firstname.lastname@example.org>, avtcore mailing list <email@example.com>, avtcore chair <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Protocol Action: 'Application Mechanism for keeping alive the Network Address Translator (NAT) mappings associated to RTP/RTCP flows.' to Proposed Standard (draft-ietf-avt-app-rtp-keepalive-10.txt) The IESG has approved the following document: - 'Application Mechanism for keeping alive the Network Address Translator (NAT) mappings associated to RTP/RTCP flows.' (draft-ietf-avt-app-rtp-keepalive-10.txt) as a Proposed Standard This document is the product of the Audio/Video Transport Core Maintenance Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Robert Sparks and Gonzalo Camarillo. A URL of this Internet Draft is: http://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-ietf-avt-app-rtp-keepalive/
Technical Summary This document lists the different mechanisms that enable applications using Real-time Transport Protocol (RTP) to maintain their RTP Network Address Translator (NAT) mappings alive. It also makes a recommendation for a preferred mechanism. This document is not applicable to Interactive Connectivity Establishment (ICE) agents. Working Group Summary This document began in 2006 as a proposed BEHAVE work item with broader scope. The scope was refined after discussion between BEHAVE, MMUSIC, and AVT Working Groups to that indicated above. The rtp-keepalive SDP parameter was added by direction of the AVT Chair when no comments were received either for or against that proposal. Document Quality This document was shaped by comments from a number of contributors, as listed in the Acknowledgments section. As a general application guide, it is expected to have broad implementation. Personnel Tom Taylor is Document Shepherd.