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Transport Area

  • TSV = Transport and Services
  • alto Application-Layer Traffic Optimization
  • aqm Active Queue Management and Packet Scheduling
  • conex Congestion Exposure
  • ippm IP Performance Metrics
  • rmcat RTP Media Congestion Avoidance Techniques
  • tcpm TCP Maintenance and Minor Extensions
  • tsvwg Transport Area Working Group

Routing Area

  • teas Traffic Engineering Architecture and Signaling



  • STUN = Session Traversal Utilities for NAT
    an IETF standard for dealing with lots of different kinds of NAT.
  • TURN = Traversal Using Relay NAT
    an IETF standard for allowing a client behind NAT to receive incoming requests like a server.
  • ICE = Interactive Connectivity Establishment
    an IETF standard which helps set up connections through NAT firewalls.


  • 2 similar competing proposal: TCP-TLS and tcpcrypt, need to choose one
  • TCP-ENO can be used for either

App Area

  • app = Applications Area

Art Area

  • art = Applications and Real-Time Area
  • rtcweb Real-Time Communication in WEB-browsers
  • linked to WebRTC

WebRTC (W3C)

Int Area

  • int = Internet Area
  • intarea Internet Area Working Group
    The Internet Area Working Group (INTAREA WG) acts primarily as a forum
    for discussing far-ranging topics that affect the entire area. Such
    topics include, for instance, address space issues, basic IP layer
    functionality, and architectural questions.

Rai Area

  • rai = Real-time Applications and Infrastructure Area

IRTF RG Research Groups

Internet Congestion Control (iccrg)


Transport Protocols

  • TCP favors reliability over timeliness

Congestion Control

  • RFC2309 Recommendations on Queue Management and Congestion Avoidance in the Internet * RFC2914 Congestion Control Principles
  • RFC3168 The Addition of Explicit Congestion Notification (ECN) to IP
  • RFC4828 TCP Friendly Rate Control (TFRC): The Small-Packet (SP) Variant
  • RFC5033 Specifying New Congestion Control Algorithms
  • RFC5348 TCP Friendly Rate Control (TFRC): Protocol Specification
  • RFC6040 Tunnelling of Explicit Congestion Notification
  • RFC6057 Comcast's Protocol-Agnostic Congestion Management System
  • RFC6789 Congestion Exposure (ConEx) Concepts and Use Cases
  • RFC7141 Byte and Packet Congestion Notification
  • RFC7567 IETF Recommendations Regarding Active Queue Management



  • RFC4960 Stream Control Transmission Protocol
  • RFC6096 Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP) Chunk Flags Registration
  • RFC7053 SACK-IMMEDIATELY Extension for the Stream Control Transmission Protocol


  • RFC3550 RTP: A Transport Protocol for Real-Time Applications
  • RFC4961 Symmetric RTP / RTP Control Protocol (RTCP)


  • RFC4336 Problem Statement for the Datagram Congestion Control Protocol (DCCP)
  • RFC4340 Datagram Congestion Control Protocol (DCCP)
  • RFC5762 RTP and the Datagram Congestion Control Protocol (DCCP)
  • RFC6773 DCCP-UDP: A Datagram Congestion Control Protocol UDP Encapsulation for NAT Traversal





IETF Meetings

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