Re: [rtcweb] Filling in details on "trickle ICE"

Eric Rescorla <ekr@rtfm.com> Fri, 24 August 2012 16:00 UTC

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Subject: Re: [rtcweb] Filling in details on "trickle ICE"
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On Fri, Aug 24, 2012 at 8:55 AM, Martin Thomson
<martin.thomson@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 24 August 2012 08:14, Eric Rescorla <ekr@rtfm.com> wrote:
>> I've been working on doing Firefox's trickle ICE implementation and
>> have had to make a bunch of decisions that suggest to me that perhaps
>> we need an update to RFC 5245 to specify exactly how trickle ICE
>> behaves. Here are some of the things we need to resolve.
>
> These are not necessarily interoperability issues.  You can solve all
> of these problems without creating another RFC.
>
> You make the decision to start and stop, succeed or fail, nominate or
> leave.  That decision might be guided by an RFC, but you are
> responsible for what your code does.

I suppose it depends on whether you think it's important for
independently developed Web applications and/or softphones
to be able to talk to each other.


> ...unless you consider it impossible to take actions unless those
> actions have the blessing of RFC5245.

Not at all. We could take actions blessed by other RFCs.

-Ekr