[rfc-dist] [AVT] RFC 5506 on Support for Reduced-Size Real-Time Transport Control Protocol (RTCP): Opportunities and Consequences

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        RFC 5506

        Title:      Support for Reduced-Size Real-Time Transport 
                    Control Protocol (RTCP): Opportunities and
        Author:     I. Johansson, M. Westerlund
        Status:     Standards Track
        Date:       April 2009
        Mailbox:    ingemar.s.johansson at ericsson.com, 
                    magnus.westerlund at ericsson.com
        Pages:      17
        Characters: 41011
        Updates:    RFC3550, RFC3711, RFC4585

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-avt-rtcp-non-compound-09.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc5506.txt

This memo discusses benefits and issues that arise when allowing
Real-time Transport Protocol (RTCP) packets to be transmitted with
reduced size.  The size can be reduced if the rules on how to create
compound packets outlined in RFC 3550 are removed or changed.  Based
on that analysis, this memo defines certain changes to the rules to
allow feedback messages to be sent as Reduced-Size RTCP packets under
certain conditions when using the RTP/AVPF (Real-time Transport
Protocol / Audio-Visual Profile with Feedback) profile (RFC 4585).
This document updates RFC 3550, RFC 3711, and RFC 4585.  [STANDARDS TRACK]

This document is a product of the Audio/Video Transport Working Group of the IETF.

This is now a Proposed Standard Protocol.

STANDARDS TRACK: This document specifies an Internet standards track
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