[rfc-dist] RFC 6947 on The Session Description Protocol (SDP) Alternate Connectivity (ALTC) Attribute

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        RFC 6947

        Title:      The Session Description Protocol (SDP) 
                    Alternate Connectivity (ALTC) Attribute 
        Author:     M. Boucadair, H. Kaplan,
                    R. Gilman, S. Veikkolainen
        Status:     Informational
        Stream:     Independent
        Date:       May 2013
        Mailbox:    mohamed.boucadair at orange.com, 
                    hkaplan at acmepacket.com, 
                    bob_gilman at comcast.net,
                    Simo.Veikkolainen at nokia.com
        Pages:      24
        Characters: 51910
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-boucadair-mmusic-altc-09.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc6947.txt

This document proposes a mechanism that allows the same SDP offer to
carry multiple IP addresses of different address families (e.g., IPv4
and IPv6).  The proposed attribute, the "altc" attribute, solves the
backward-compatibility problem that plagued Alternative Network
Address Types (ANAT) due to their syntax.

The proposed solution is applicable to scenarios where connectivity
checks are not required.  If connectivity checks are required,
Interactive Connectivity Establishment (ICE), as specified in RFC
5245, provides such a solution.

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