Negotiating Media Multiplexing Using the Session Description Protocol (SDP)
RFC 8843

Document Type RFC - Proposed Standard (January 2021; Errata)
Authors Christer Holmberg  , Harald Alvestrand  , Cullen Jennings 
Last updated 2021-02-18
Replaces draft-holmberg-mmusic-sdp-bundle-negotiation
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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                       C. Holmberg
Request for Comments: 8843                                      Ericsson
Updates: 3264, 5888, 7941                                  H. Alvestrand
Category: Standards Track                                         Google
ISSN: 2070-1721                                              C. Jennings
                                                            January 2021

 Negotiating Media Multiplexing Using the Session Description Protocol


   This specification defines a new Session Description Protocol (SDP)
   Grouping Framework extension called 'BUNDLE'.  The extension can be
   used with the SDP offer/answer mechanism to negotiate the usage of a
   single transport (5-tuple) for sending and receiving media described
   by multiple SDP media descriptions ("m=" sections).  Such transport
   is referred to as a BUNDLE transport, and the media is referred to as
   bundled media.  The "m=" sections that use the BUNDLE transport form
   a BUNDLE group.

   This specification defines a new RTP Control Protocol (RTCP) Source
   Description (SDES) item and a new RTP header extension.

   This specification updates RFCs 3264, 5888, and 7941.

Status of This Memo

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   received public review and has been approved for publication by the
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   Internet Standards is available in Section 2 of RFC 7841.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction
     1.1.  Background
     1.2.  BUNDLE Mechanism
     1.3.  Protocol Extensions
     1.4.  Contradiction regarding bundle-only "m=" sections
   2.  Terminology
   3.  Conventions
   4.  Applicability Statement
   5.  SDP Grouping Framework BUNDLE Extension
   6.  SDP 'bundle-only' Attribute
   7.  SDP Offer/Answer Procedures
     7.1.  Generic SDP Considerations
       7.1.1.  Connection Data ("c=")
       7.1.2.  Bandwidth ("b=")
       7.1.3.  Attributes ("a=")
     7.2.  Generating the Initial SDP Offer
       7.2.1.  Suggesting the Offerer-Tagged 'm=' Section
       7.2.2.  Example: Initial SDP Offer
     7.3.  Generating the SDP Answer
       7.3.1.  Answerer Selection of Tagged 'm=' Sections
       7.3.2.  Moving a Media Description Out of a BUNDLE Group
       7.3.3.  Rejecting a Media Description in a BUNDLE Group
       7.3.4.  Example: SDP Answer
     7.4.  Offerer Processing of the SDP Answer
     7.5.  Modifying the Session
       7.5.1.  Adding a Media Description to a BUNDLE Group
       7.5.2.  Moving a Media Description Out of a BUNDLE Group
       7.5.3.  Disabling a Media Description in a BUNDLE Group
   8.  Protocol Identification
     8.1.  STUN, DTLS, and SRTP
   9.  RTP Considerations
     9.1.  Single RTP Session
       9.1.1.  Payload Type (PT) Value Reuse
     9.2.  Associating RTP/RTCP Streams with the Correct SDP Media
     9.3.  RTP/RTCP Multiplexing
       9.3.1.  SDP Offer/Answer Procedures
   10. ICE Considerations
   11. DTLS Considerations
   12. RTP Header Extensions Consideration
   13. Update to RFC 3264
     13.1.  Original Text from RFC 3264, Section 5.1, 2nd Paragraph
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