Session Description Protocol (SDP) Offer/Answer Procedures for Interactive Connectivity Establishment (ICE)
RFC 8839

Document Type RFC - Proposed Standard (January 2021; No errata)
Obsoletes RFC 5245, RFC 6336
Authors Marc Petit-Huguenin  , Suhas Nandakumar  , Christer Holmberg  , Ari Keränen  , Roman Shpount
Last updated 2021-01-18
Replaces draft-petithuguenin-mmusic-ice-sip-sdp
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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                 M. Petit-Huguenin
Request for Comments: 8839                            Impedance Mismatch
Obsoletes: 5245, 6336                                      S. Nandakumar
Category: Standards Track                                  Cisco Systems
ISSN: 2070-1721                                              C. Holmberg
                                                              A. Keränen
                                                              R. Shpount
                                                            January 2021

     Session Description Protocol (SDP) Offer/Answer Procedures for
              Interactive Connectivity Establishment (ICE)


   This document describes Session Description Protocol (SDP) Offer/
   Answer procedures for carrying out Interactive Connectivity
   Establishment (ICE) between the agents.

   This document obsoletes RFCs 5245 and 6336.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction
   2.  Conventions
   3.  Terminology
   4.  SDP Offer/Answer Procedures
     4.1.  Introduction
     4.2.  Generic Procedures
       4.2.1.  Encoding
       4.2.2.  RTP/RTCP Considerations
       4.2.3.  Determining Role
       4.2.4.  STUN Considerations
       4.2.5.  Verifying ICE Support Procedures
       4.2.6.  SDP Example
     4.3.  Initial Offer/Answer Exchange
       4.3.1.  Sending the Initial Offer
       4.3.2.  Sending the Initial Answer
       4.3.3.  Receiving the Initial Answer
       4.3.4.  Concluding ICE
     4.4.  Subsequent Offer/Answer Exchanges
       4.4.1.  Sending Subsequent Offer
       4.4.2.  Sending Subsequent Answer
       4.4.3.  Receiving Answer for a Subsequent Offer
   5.  Grammar
     5.1.  "candidate" Attribute
     5.2.  "remote-candidates" Attribute
     5.3.  "ice-lite" and "ice-mismatch" Attributes
     5.4.  "ice-ufrag" and "ice-pwd" Attributes
     5.5.  "ice-pacing" Attribute
     5.6.  "ice-options" Attribute
   6.  Keepalives
   7.  SIP Considerations
     7.1.  Latency Guidelines
       7.1.1.  Offer in INVITE
       7.1.2.  Offer in Response
     7.2.  SIP Option Tags and Media Feature Tags
     7.3.  Interactions with Forking
     7.4.  Interactions with Preconditions
     7.5.  Interactions with Third Party Call Control
   8.  Interactions with Application Layer Gateways and SIP
   9.  Security Considerations
     9.1.  IP Address Privacy
     9.2.  Attacks on the Offer/Answer Exchanges
     9.3.  The Voice Hammer Attack
   10. IANA Considerations
     10.1.  SDP Attributes
       10.1.1.  "candidate" Attribute
       10.1.2.  "remote-candidates" Attribute
       10.1.3.  "ice-lite" Attribute
       10.1.4.  "ice-mismatch" Attribute
       10.1.5.  "ice-pwd" Attribute
       10.1.6.  "ice-ufrag" Attribute
       10.1.7.  "ice-options" Attribute
       10.1.8.  "ice-pacing" Attribute
     10.2.  Interactive Connectivity Establishment (ICE) Options
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