[rfc-dist] RFC 6904 on Encryption of Header Extensions in the Secure Real-time Transport Protocol (SRTP)

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        RFC 6904

        Title:      Encryption of Header Extensions in 
                    the Secure Real-time Transport Protocol (SRTP) 
        Author:     J. Lennox
        Status:     Standards Track
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       April 2013
        Mailbox:    jonathan at vidyo.com
        Pages:      15
        Characters: 33486
        Updates:    RFC 3711

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-avtcore-srtp-encrypted-header-ext-05.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc6904.txt

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.

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

This is now a Proposed Standard.

STANDARDS TRACK: This document specifies an Internet standards track
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