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Media Control Channel Framework (RFC6230) Disclosure Number: IPCOM000207306D
Original Publication Date: 2011-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2011-May-26

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

C. Boulton: AUTHOR [+2]


Real-time media applications are often developed using an architecture where the application logic and media processing activities are distributed. Commonly, the application logic runs on "application servers", but the processing runs on external servers, such as "media servers". This document focuses on the framework and protocol between the application server and external processing server. The motivation for this framework comes from a set of requirements for Media Server Control, which can be found in "Media Server Control Protocol Requirements" [RFC5167]. While the Framework is not specific to media server control, it is the primary driver and use case for this work. It is intended that the framework contained in this document be able to be used for a variety of device control scenarios (for example, conference control).

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                        C. Boulton Request for Comments: 6230                               NS-Technologies Category: Standards Track                                   T. Melanchuk ISSN: 2070-1721                                               Rainwillow                                                             S. McGlashan                                                          Hewlett-Packard                                                                 May 2011

                     Media Control Channel Framework


   This document describes a framework and protocol for application    deployment where the application programming logic and media    processing are distributed.  This implies that application    programming logic can seamlessly gain access to appropriate resources    that are not co-located on the same physical network entity.  The    framework uses the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) to establish an    application-level control mechanism between application servers and    associated external servers such as media servers.

   The motivation for the creation of this framework is to provide an    interface suitable to meet the requirements of a centralized    conference system, where the conference system can be distributed, as    defined by the XCON working group in the IETF.  It is not, however,    limited to this scope.

Status of This Memo

   This is an Internet Standards Track document.

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force    (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has    received public review and has been approved for publication by the    Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).  Further information on    Internet Standards is available in Section 2 of RFC 5741.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,    and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at

 Boulton, et al.              Standards Track                    [Page 1]
 RFC 6230             Media Control Channel Framework            May 2011

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