A Solution Framework for Private Media in Privacy-Enhanced RTP Conferencing (PERC)
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From: The IESG <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: IETF-Announce <email@example.com> Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org, The IESG <email@example.com>, Nils Ohlmeier <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com Subject: Protocol Action: 'A Solution Framework for Private Media in Privacy Enhanced RTP Conferencing (PERC)' to Proposed Standard (draft-ietf-perc-private-media-framework-12.txt) The IESG has approved the following document: - 'A Solution Framework for Private Media in Privacy Enhanced RTP Conferencing (PERC)' (draft-ietf-perc-private-media-framework-12.txt) as Proposed Standard This document is the product of the Privacy Enhanced RTP Conferencing Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Adam Roach, Alexey Melnikov and Barry Leiba. A URL of this Internet Draft is: https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-ietf-perc-private-media-framework/
Technical Summary This document describes a framework for enabling end-to-end encrypted switched conferencing where the media distributor is not trusted to decrypt and encrypt the media. Working Group Summary The document defines the over arching framework for the Privacy Enhanced RTP Conferencing WG. It has been extensively discussed in the begining of the WG, but has been stable now for a long time. There was contentious discussion for a while, but this version achieved WG consensus, primarily to the lack of alternative proposals that met the security objectives. Some of these discussions points have been raised again during IETF LC, but these seem to be mainly repetition of old arguments that the WG has already considered. (Much of that discussion is really more about perc-double than the framework.) Document Quality Since the IETF 102 hackathon a branch of Firefox exists which implements the double encryption as per this framework document. libsrtp, a widely used SRTP library, has Pull Requests has patches in Pull Requests waiting to be merged. Cisco and Mozilla have both signaled desire to ship implementations based on this document. Personnel The document shepherd is Nils Ohlmeier. The responsible AD is Alexey Melnikov.