Re: [rtcweb] TURN server address via DHCP, WGLC of draft-ietf-rtcweb-use-cases-and-requirements-11

"Jeremy Laurenson (jlaurens)" <> Sun, 29 September 2013 00:49 UTC

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Why not have this at least optionally specified in JavaScript in the browser? This way those who "own" the apps have control and aren't relying on correct implementation of others (necessarily)

On Sep 28, 2013, at 8:41 PM, "Bernard Aboba" <<>> wrote:

On Sep 26, 2013 8:46 PM, "Harald Alvestrand" <<>> wrote:
"So far, neither the POSIX standard nor any OS vendor has offered a generic facility to access information made available in DHCP packets."

[BA] The Windows DHCP client API does provide this:

In particular, the SendParams argument to the DhcpRequestParams function can be used to request a particular parameter (e.g. TURN server address), which will then be returned in the RecdParams variable.

Nevertheless, I still think that using DHCP to configure the TURN server address in a browser isn't a good idea.  For one thing, since DHCP is effectively unsecured, this mechanism could be used by a rogue DHCP server to force traffic to a rogue turnserver.   Great for surveillance!

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