Options for Securing RTP Sessions (RFC7201)
Original Publication Date: 2014-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2014-Apr-16
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
M. Westerlund: AUTHOR [+2]
The Real-time Transport Protocol (RTP) [RFC3550] is widely used in a large variety of multimedia applications, including Voice over IP (VoIP), centralized multimedia conferencing, sensor data transport, and Internet television (IPTV) services. These applications can range from point-to-point phone calls, through centralized group teleconferences, to large-scale television distribution services. The types of media can vary significantly, as can the signaling methods used to establish the RTP sessions.
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) M. Westerlund Request for Comments: 7201 Ericsson Category: Informational C. Perkins ISSN: 2070-1721 University of Glasgow April 2014
Options for Securing RTP Sessions
The Real-time Transport Protocol (RTP) is used in a large number of different application domains and environments. This heterogeneity implies that different security mechanisms are needed to provide services such as confidentiality, integrity, and source authentication of RTP and RTP Control Protocol (RTCP) packets suitable for the various environments. The range of solutions makes it difficult for RTP-based application developers to pick the most suitable mechanism. This document provides an overview of a number of security solutions for RTP and gives guidance for developers on how to choose the appropriate security mechanism.
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This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is published for informational purposes.
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RFC 7201 Options for Securing RTP Sessions April 2014
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