This draft was replaced by draft-ietf-avt-rtcp-guidelines
- Jörg Ott and Colin Perkins, Guidelines for Extending the RTP Control Protocol (RTCP) (.txt|.pdf), Internet Engineering Task Force, June 2008, Work in progress (draft-ott-avt-rtcp-guidelines-01.txt).
Changes include additional discussion of the group communication nature of RTP, and its implications for RTCP; discussion of appropriate extension points; completing the security considerations section; and a significant editorial reworking.
- Jörg Ott and Colin Perkins, Guidelines for Extending the RTP Control Protocol (RTCP) (.txt|.pdf), Internet Engineering Task Force, February 2008, Work in progress (draft-ott-avt-rtcp-guidelines-00.txt).
The RTP Control Protocol (RTCP) is used along with the Real-time Transport Protocol (RTP) to provide a control channel between media senders and receivers. This allows constructing a feedback loop to enable application adaptivity and monitoring, among other uses. The basic reporting mechanisms offered by RTCP are generic, yet quite powerful and suffice to cover a range of uses. This document provides guidelines on extending RTCP if those basic mechanisms prove insufficient.