Re: [rtcweb] Usefulness of ICE-TCP (Was: Comments on draft-ietf-rtcweb-transports-01)

<Markus.Isomaki@nokia.com> Wed, 13 November 2013 20:00 UTC

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Hi Paul,

> >
> > So unless people have data that shows that "UDP blocked but direct TCP
> allowed" is in itself a very rare setup (this is a question, I don't know that
> either), I think ICE-TCP is definitely worthwhile for a WebRTC endpoint to
> support.
> 
> This is actually a very common firewall configuration for enterprise
> customers. Outbound TCP is allowed but UDP is blocked (even if UDP is
> initiated from the inside).
>

Yes. UDP is blocked for sure and so is inbound TCP, so only outbound TCP is usable. However in many enterprises direct outbound TCP is not allowed but connection need to be made via an HTTP proxy. Do you (or someone else) have an estimate how often *direct* outbound TCP connections actually work?
 
> -Paul

Markus