Re: [Dart] Treatment of RTCP - proposed text

"Paul E. Jones" <> Thu, 28 August 2014 03:13 UTC

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From: "Paul E. Jones" <>
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Subject: Re: [Dart] Treatment of RTCP - proposed text
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Should it be the DSCP value of the SSRC being reported on or the DSCP of 
the SSRC sender?  My thought that was if Alice and Bob are sending flows 
to each other and Bob is sending audio using EF, then when Bob sends out 
a Sender Report, the packet would be marked EF.  The way this is worded, 
if Alice is sending packets using CS0, then Bob would mark his SR's 
using CS0.

I'm not sure how to handle the RR's, though, particularly of a 
receive-only device.  We could say it would be the same as the flow 
being reported on, but there might be 31 such flows being reported on.  
Perhaps if there is agreement that the RTCP packets will be marked in 
the same way as the sender would send its media, then we say the reports 
should be marked in the same was as it would if it did send media.

So, do we want RTCP packets to be marked the same as the media flow 
transmitted or the same as the received media flow?


------ Original Message ------
From: "Black, David" <>
To: "Paul E. Jones" <>om>; "Ben Campbell" 
<>om>; "Michael Welzl" <>no>; "Colin Perkins" 
Cc: "" 
<>rg>; "" 
<>rg>; " WG" <>rg>; "Black, David" 
Sent: 8/27/2014 9:58:34 PM
Subject: Treatment of RTCP - proposed text

>Trying to propose some text here:
>    o Should use a single DSCP for an RTCP session, primarily to avoid
>       RTCP reordering (and because there is no compelling reason for 
>       of different drop precedences). One of the PHBs and associated
>       DSCP used for the associated RTP traffic would be an appropriate
>       choice. [Editor's note: This bullet is an open technical issue.]
>    o Should use the same DSCP for RTCP reports as used for the RTP 
>       that is being reported on when that DSCP is known by the RTCP 
>       When an RTP stream uses multiple DSCPs that differ only in drop
>       precedence, RTCP reports on that RTP stream should use the DSCP 
>       the least likelihood of drop to favor delivery of the RTCP 
>       When a single RTCP message reports on multiple RTP streams that
>       are sent with different DSCPs, the RTCP sender should choose one
>       of those DSCPs. When the RTCP sender does not know what
>  DSCP or DSCPs were used to send an RTP stream, it should choose
>  a DSCP that it would use to send a similar RTP stream.
>The latter sentence is courtesy of the fact that there will be cases
>where the RTCP sender will not know what DSCP or DSCPs were used to 
>the RTP stream, due to en-route remarking.
>If that text looks close, I'll edit further and try to get the -05 
>by the end of this week.
>>  -----Original Message-----
>>  From: Paul E. Jones []
>>  Sent: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 6:53 PM
>>  To: Ben Campbell; Michael Welzl; Colin Perkins; Black, David
>>  Cc:;; 
>>  WG
>>  Subject: Re: [Dart] [AVTCORE] Treatment of RTCP (was Re: Colin 
>>  comments - WGLC: draft-ietf-dart-dscp-rtp-02)
>>  RTCP might not be used for RTT calculations (it might; I just doubt 
>>  terribly useful), but RTCP might be used to convey QoE measurements 
>>  one-way delay information useful for RMCAT.
>>  I think there is agreement that the DSCP value applied to the RTCP
>>  packet for a given SSRC sender should align with the DSCP value used 
>>  the corresponding RTP packets of that sender. In the case where an 
>>  class is used, I'm not sure there is agreement (though no 
>>    I stated my view that we should use the lowest drop precedence in 
>>  case, but others should weigh in.
>>  Paul
>>  ------ Original Message ------
>>  From: "Ben Campbell" <>
>>  To: "Michael Welzl" <>no>; "Colin Perkins"
>>  <>rg>; "Paul E. Jones" <>om>; "Black,
>>  David" <>
>>  Cc: ""
>>  <>rg>; ""
>>  <>rg>; " WG" <>
>>  Sent: 8/27/2014 4:48:37 PM
>>  Subject: Re: [Dart] [AVTCORE] Treatment of RTCP (was Re: Colin 
>>  comments - WGLC: draft-ietf-dart-dscp-rtp-02)
>>  >On Aug 27, 2014, at 3:45 PM, Michael Welzl <> 
>>  >
>>  >> I don't know the beginning of this but I can help go up the stack:
>>  >>
>>  >> for the short dialogue between Colin and me, the conclusion is: 
>>  >>is right. RTCP probably won't be used by congestion control to
>>  >>estimate the RTT.
>>  >>
>>  >
>>  >Thanks, Michael, I think that fits with some earlier conversations 
>>  >well.
>>  >
>>  >Colin and Paul (and David):
>>  >
>>  >Are we converging on what guidance to put into the DART draft?
>>  >
>>  >Thanks!
>>  >
>>  >Ben.
>>  >
>>  >
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