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A Framework for Transmission of IP Datagrams over MPEG-2 Networks (RFC4259)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000132081D
Original Publication Date: 2005-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Dec-01

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

M.-J. Montpetit: AUTHOR [+5]

Abstract

This document describes an architecture for the transport of IP Datagrams over ISO MPEG-2 Transport Streams (TS). The MPEG-2 TS has been widely accepted not only for providing digital TV services but also as a subnetwork technology for building IP networks. Examples of systems using MPEG-2 include the Digital Video Broadcast (DVB) and Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) Standards for Digital Television.

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Network Working Group                                    M.-J. Montpetit
Request for Comments: 4259             Motorola Connected Home Solutions
Category: Informational                                     G. Fairhurst
                                                  University of Aberdeen
                                                              H. Clausen
                                                             TIC Systems
                                                       B. Collini-Nocker
                                                               H. Linder
                                                  University of Salzburg
                                                           November 2005


   A Framework for Transmission of IP Datagrams over MPEG-2 Networks

Status of This Memo

   This memo provides information for the Internet community.  It does
   not specify an Internet standard of any kind.  Distribution of this
   memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2005).

Abstract

   This document describes an architecture for the transport of IP
   Datagrams over ISO MPEG-2 Transport Streams (TS).  The MPEG-2 TS has
   been widely accepted not only for providing digital TV services but
   also as a subnetwork technology for building IP networks.  Examples
   of systems using MPEG-2 include the Digital Video Broadcast (DVB) and
   Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) Standards for Digital
   Television.

   The document identifies the need for a set of Internet standards
   defining the interface between the MPEG-2 Transport Stream and an IP
   subnetwork.  It suggests a new encapsulation method for IP datagrams
   and proposes protocols to perform IPv6/IPv4 address resolution, to
   associate IP packets with the properties of the Logical Channels
   provided by an MPEG-2 TS.

Montpetit, et al.            Informational                      [Page 1]
RFC 4259           IP Transport over MPEG-2 Networks       November 2005


Table of Contents

   1. Introduction ....................................................3
      1.1. Salient Features of the Architecture .......................4
   2. Conventions Used in This Document ...............................4
   3. Architecture ....................................................8
      3.1. MPEG-2 Transmission Networks ...............................8
      3....