Reflections on security options for the real-time transport protocol framework

Perkins, C. (2014) Reflections on security options for the real-time transport protocol framework. In: 2014 IEEE 22nd International Conference on Network Protocols (ICNP), Raleigh, NC, 21 Oct 2014, pp. 642-647. ISBN 9781479962037 (doi: 10.1109/ICNP.2014.102)

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The Real-time Transport Protocol (RTP) supports a range of video conferencing, telephony, and streaming video ap- plications, but offers few native security features. We discuss the problem of securing RTP, considering the range of applications. We outline why this makes RTP a difficult protocol to secure, and describe the approach we have recently proposed in the IETF to provide security for RTP applications. This approach treats RTP as a framework with a set of extensible security building blocks, and prescribes mandatory-to-implement security at the level of different application classes, rather than at the level of the media transport protocol.

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Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Perkins, Dr Colin
Authors: Perkins, C.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
Research Group:ENDS
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