RFC 5968 on Guidelines for Extending the RTP Control Protocol (RTCP)

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        RFC 5968

        Title:      Guidelines for Extending the RTP 
                    Control Protocol (RTCP) 
        Author:     J. Ott, C. Perkins
        Status:     Informational
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       September 2010
        Mailbox:    jo@netlab.tkk.fi, 
        Pages:      17
        Characters: 42541
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-avt-rtcp-guidelines-04.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc5968.txt

The RTP Control Protocol (RTCP) is used along with the Real-time
Transport Protocol (RTP) to provide a control channel between media
senders and receivers.  This allows constructing a feedback loop to
enable application adaptation and monitoring, among other uses.  The
basic reporting mechanisms offered by RTCP are generic, yet quite
powerful and suffice to cover a range of uses.  This document
provides guidelines on extending RTCP if those basic mechanisms prove
insufficient.  This document is not an Internet Standards Track 
specification; it is published for informational purposes.

This document is a product of the Audio/Video Transport Working Group of the IETF.

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