Re: [rtcweb] Requiring ICE for RTC calls

Iñaki Baz Castillo <ibc@aliax.net> Mon, 26 September 2011 16:37 UTC

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Subject: Re: [rtcweb] Requiring ICE for RTC calls
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2011/9/26 Matthew Kaufman <matthew.kaufman@skype.net>et>:
> The alternative is that you don't ship anything in the browser, because the
> browser *cannot* become an attack vector as a result of adding this feature.

> And "interoperability with SIP-PSTN providers" is only relevant if you are
> trying to turn the browser into another phone.

If I need to make a call I use my phone rather than opening a web
browser. But a phone integrated within a web page has a big added
value (real integration of telephony in the web).

And I don't speak just about boring PSTN calls. Skype could create a
client running in a WebRTC browser for communicating with Skype
network (and also PSTN calls, why not?).


> We have enough phones.

Yes, and some privative VoIP protocols.


> What
> we don't have are new real-time communication experiences that can only be
> created within this environment.

Good vision. But such vision should not limit/restrict any other
posibility for WebRTC (as basic PSTN telephony integration).


Regards.



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Iñaki Baz Castillo
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