Encryption of Header Extensions in the Secure Real-time Transport Protocol (SRTP), April 2013
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- RFC 3711
- J. Lennox
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The Secure Real-time Transport Protocol (SRTP) provides authentication, but not encryption, of the headers of Real-time Transport Protocol (RTP) packets. However, RTP header extensions may carry sensitive information for which participants in multimedia sessions want confidentiality. This document provides a mechanism, extending the mechanisms of SRTP, to selectively encrypt RTP header extensions in SRTP. This document updates RFC 3711, the Secure Real-time Transport Protocol specification, to require that all future SRTP encryption transforms specify how RTP header extensions are to be encrypted.
For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.
For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.