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

Martin Thomson <martin.thomson@gmail.com> Fri, 24 August 2012 16:56 UTC

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Subject: Re: [rtcweb] Filling in details on "trickle ICE"
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On 24 August 2012 09:42, Eric Rescorla <ekr@rtfm.com> wrote:
> I'm not following what you are saying here. Ignoring the question of
> non-trickle (i.e., strict RFC 5245) endpoints, if you are a trickle endpoint
> that gives up under conditions when RFC 5245 says you should give
> up, you are likely to have problems.

If you are a trickle endpoint, then you are not implementing RFC 5245.
 RFC 5245 might not explicitly exclude the possibility, but it is
certainly implicit, as the problems you cite in your email attest.

What I think we want to with trickle is to create a new method.  That
method is only like RFC 5245 to the extent that it shares some
properties: the good parts.

> You don't think it's worth writing
> that down somewhere more permanent/definitive than an email
> to the mailing list?

Only if it addresses a specific interoperability need does it need to
be in an RFC.