Re: [Dart] ICE might send your traffic over TCP

Ben Campbell <ben@nostrum.com> Thu, 24 July 2014 19:44 UTC

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Subject: Re: [Dart] ICE might send your traffic over TCP
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On Jul 24, 2014, at 9:00 AM, Jonathan Lennox <jonathan@vidyo.com> wrote:

> I don’t think different drop precedences would be useful in respect to TCP.
> 
> The problem is that the way the WebRTC APIs are structured, it’s not necessarily clear to an application that its media traffic is indeed going over TCP, so it might make precedence requests that the browser implementing the APIs can’t (and shouldn’t try to) satisfy.
> 
> The question is how the browser should behave when that happens.  I spoke to Cullen about this, offline, after the DART session, and I believe he had a simple proposal.
> 

What would we expect DART to say about this? It seems to me that we should point out that we think different drop precedences for a single TCP connections doesn't make sense. But it is RTCWEB's issue to think things through if they have a use case that might make this happen, isn't it?