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RTP Topologies (RFC7667) Disclosure Number: IPCOM000245008D
Original Publication Date: 2015-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2016-Feb-05

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

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M. Westerlund: AUTHOR [+1]


Real-time Transport Protocol (RTP) [RFC3550] topologies describe methods for interconnecting RTP entities and their processing behavior for RTP and the RTP Control Protocol (RTCP). This document tries to address past and existing confusion, especially with respect to terms not defined in RTP but in common use in the communication industry, such as the Multipoint Control Unit or MCU.

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                     M. Westerlund Request for Comments: 7667                                      Ericsson Obsoletes: 5117                                                S. Wenger Category: Informational                                            Vidyo ISSN: 2070-1721                                            November 2015

                              RTP Topologies


   This document discusses point-to-point and multi-endpoint topologies    used in environments based on the Real-time Transport Protocol (RTP).    In particular, centralized topologies commonly employed in the video    conferencing industry are mapped to the RTP terminology.

   This document is updated with additional topologies and replaces RFC    5117.

Status of This Memo

   This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is    published for informational purposes.

   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).  Not all documents    approved by the IESG are a candidate for any level of Internet    Standard; see 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

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   This document is subject to BCP 78 and the IETF Trust's Legal    Provisions Relating to IETF Documents    ( in effect on the date of    publication of this document.  Please review these documents    carefully, as they describe your rights and restrictions with respect    to this document.  Code Components extracted from this document must    include Simplified BSD License text as described in Section 4.e of    the Trust Legal Provisions and are provided without warranty as    described in the Simplified BSD License.

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 Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4

   2.  Defi...