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draft-perkins-avtcore-rtp-circuit-breakers

This draft was replaced by draft-ietf-avtcore-rtp-circuit-breakers

RTP is widely used for telephony, video conferencing, and telepresence applications. These applications are often used over best-effort UDP/IP networks. If congestion control is not implemented then network congestion will deteriorate the user's multimedia experience. This document does not propose a congestion control algorithm. Instead, it specifies a minimal set of circuit-breakers. Circuit-breakers are conditions under which an RTP flow should cease to transmit media to protect the network from excessive congestion. It is expected that all RTP applications running on best-effort networks will be able to run without triggering these circuit breakers in normal operation.

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