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RTCWeb Working Group                                            R. Jesup
Internet-Draft                                                   Mozilla
Intended status: Standards Track                               S. Loreto
Expires: August 30, 2013                                        Ericsson
                                                               M. Tuexen
                                        Muenster Univ. of Appl. Sciences
                                                       February 26, 2013


                      WebRTC Data Channel Protocol
                draft-jesup-rtcweb-data-protocol-04.txt

Abstract

   The Web Real-Time Communication (WebRTC) working group is charged to
   provide protocols to support for direct interactive rich
   communication using audio, video, and data between two peers' web-
   browsers.  This document specifies an actual (minor) protocol for how
   the JS-layer DataChannel objects provide the data channels between
   the peers.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
   2.  Conventions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
   3.  Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
   4.  Protocol Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
   5.  Opening Handshake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
   6.  Control Messages  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
     6.1.  DATA_CHANNEL_OPEN Message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
   7.  Procedures  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
     7.1.  Adding a Channel  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
     7.2.  Closing a Channel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
     7.3.  Sending and Receiving Data  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
   8.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
   9.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
   10. Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
   11. References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
     11.1. Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
     11.2. Informational References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

























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1.  Introduction

   The DataChannel Protocol is designed to provide, in the WebRTC
   context [I-D.ietf-rtcweb-overview], a generic transport service
   allowing Web Browser to exchange generic data in a bidirectional peer
   to peer fashion.  As discussed in [I-D.ietf-rtcweb-data-channel] the
   protocol uses Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP) [RFC4960]
   encapsulated on Datagram Transport Layer Security (DTLS) [RFC6347] as
   described in [I-D.tuexen-tsvwg-sctp-dtls-encaps] to benefit from
   their already standardized transport and security features.


2.  Conventions

   The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT",
   "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" in this
   document are to be interpreted as described in [RFC2119].


3.  Terminology

   This document uses the following terms:
   Association:  An SCTP association.
   Stream:  A unidirectional stream of an SCTP association.  It is
      uniquely identified by a stream identifier.
   Channel:  Two Streams with the same identifier, one in each
      direction, that are managed together.


4.  Protocol Overview

   This protocol is a simple, low-overhead way to establish
   bidirectional Channels over an SCTP association with a consistent set
   of properties.

   Channels are created by sending an DATA_CHANNEL_OPEN message on an
   unused Stream.  There is no handshake, and the channel is available
   to send on as soon as the DATA_CHANNEL_OPEN has been sent.

   To avoid glare in opening Channels, each side must use either even or
   odd Streams when sending a DATA_CHANNEL_OPEN message.  The method
   used to determine which side uses odd or even is TBD and may be based
   on DTLS connection roles when used in rtcweb.

   There is no attempt to resolve label glare; if both sides open a
   Channel labelled "x" at the same time, there will be two Channels
   labelled "x" - one on an even Stream pair, one on an odd pair.




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   The protocol field is to ease cross-application interoperation
   ("federation") by identifying the data being passed with an IANA-
   registered string.

   Data that arrives which on an unused Stream MUST be held until a
   DATA_CHANNEL_OPEN arrived for that Channel, or if the protocol stack
   had been told to expect data on that Stream and deliver it
   immediately, or until [TBD - report error].  This allows for external
   negotiation of streams (or assumption of negotiation by cooperating
   applications).  If a later DATA_CHANNEL_OPEN arrives that conflicts
   with the pre-set properties of the Channel, an error should be
   signaled to higher levels.

   Channels are closed by resetting the Stream.


5.  Opening Handshake

   The opening handshake is based on the multimedia session description
   exchange that happens between the browsers, typically through a Web
   Server acting as the signaling service.

   [I-D.ietf-mmusic-sctp-sdp] defines the protocol identifier, 'SCTP/
   DTLS', and defines how to establish an SCTP association over DTLS
   using the Session Description Protocol (SDP).

   The SCTP association is created with the number of streams specified
   by the application, and if not specified, then it SHOULD default to
   16 streams.

   It is recommended that additional streams be available dynamically
   based on [RFC6525].


6.  Control Messages

   Control Messages are sent to manage opening bidirectional channels.

   A DATA_CHANNEL_OPEN message is sent on the Stream that is intended to
   be used to send in that direction, and this creates a bidirectional
   Channel that may be used by both sides to send data.

6.1.  DATA_CHANNEL_OPEN Message

   This message is sent initially on the stream used for user messages
   using the channel.  All DATA_CHANNEL_OPEN messages MUST be sent
   reliably and in-order.




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      0                   1                   2                   3
      0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1
     +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
     |  Message Type |  Channel Type |     Reliability Parameter     |
     +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
     |          Priority       r     |         Label Length          |
     +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
     |       Protocol Length         |                               /
     +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+                               |
     \                                                               |
     |                             Label                             |
     /                                                               \
     +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
     \                                                               /
     |                            Protocol                           |
     /                                                               \
     +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+

   Message Type: 1 byte (unsigned integer)
      This field holds the IANA defined message type for the the
      DATA_CHANNEL_OPEN message.  The suggested value of this field for
      IANA is 0x03.  NOTE: values 0x00-0x02 were used in an older draft
      with incompatible structures.  Any future incompatible message
      changes should define new message types.
   Channel Type: 1 byte (unsigned integer)
      This field specifies the type of the channel to be opened:
      DATA_CHANNEL_RELIABLE (0x00):  The channel provides a reliable in-
         order bi-directional communication channel.
      DATA_CHANNEL_RELIABLE_UNORDERED (0x80):  The channel provides a
         reliable unordered bi-directional communication channel.
      DATA_CHANNEL_PARTIAL_RELIABLE_REXMIT (0x01):  The channel provides
         a partially-reliable in-order bi-directional Communication
         channel.  User messages will not be retransmitted more times
         than specified in the Reliability Parameter.
      DATA_CHANNEL_PARTIAL_RELIABLE_REXMIT_UNORDERED (0x81):  The
         channel provides a partial reliable unordered bi-directional
         Communication channel.  User messages will not be retransmitted
         more times than specified in the Reliability Parameter.
      DATA_CHANNEL_PARTIAL_RELIABLE_TIMED (0x02):  The channel provides
         a partial reliable in-order bi-directional Communication
         channel.  User messages might not be transmitted or
         retransmitted after a specified life-time given in milli-
         seconds in the Reliability Parameter.  This life-time starts
         when providing the user message to the Javascript engine.







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      DATA_CHANNEL_PARTIAL_RELIABLE_TIMED (0x82):  The channel provides
         a partial reliable unordered bi-directional Communication
         channel.  User messages might not be transmitted or
         retransmitted after a specified life-time given in milli-
         seconds in the Reliability Parameter.  This life-time starts
         when providing the user message to the Javascript engine.
   Reliability Parameter: 2 bytes (unsigned integer)
      This field is ignored if a reliable channel is used.
      If a partial reliable channel with limited number of
      retransmissions is used, this field specifies the number of
      retransmissions.  If a partial reliable channel with limited
      lifetime is used, this field specifies the maximum lifetime in
      milliseconds.
   Priority: 2 bytes (integer)
      The priority of the channel.
   Label Length: 2 bytes (integer)
      The length of the label field in bytes.
   Protocol Length: 2 bytes (integer)
      The length of the protocol field in bytes.
   Label: Variable Length (sequence of characters)
      The name of the channel.  This may be an empty string.
   Protocol: Variable Length (sequence of characters)
      The protocol for the channel.  This may be an empty string.  If
      used, it SHOULD be an IANA-registered protocol.


7.  Procedures

7.1.  Adding a Channel

   When one side wants to add a channel, it picks an unused outgoing
   stream (either even or odd, depending on TBD); if no unused streams
   are available a negotiation to increase the number is done.  It
   should also check that the other side has the same channel available,
   and if not then initiate an increase in the number of streams.  It
   then sends a DATA_CHANNEL_OPEN control message on the outgoing
   stream.

   When an DATA_CHANNEL_OPEN is received on an incoming stream, the
   Stream is associated with the newly-created Channel.  If any data had
   arrived on the Stream before the Open arrives and had been buffered,
   it is now released on the new Channel.

   The channel_type and reliability_parameters fields of the
   DATA_CHANNEL_OPEN message MUST be used to set up the reverse side of
   the Channel so that both directions use the same options by default.





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7.2.  Closing a Channel

   Channels MUSTl be closed by resetting the outgoing stream If an
   incoming stream is reset by the peer, an corresponding outgoing
   stream reset SHOULD be issued.  If both streams of a channel are
   reset, the channel is closed and the streams are available for reuse
   for new channel opens.

7.3.  Sending and Receiving Data

   Data shall be sent using PPID's other than the Data Channel Control
   PPID.  These PPID's should be registered with IANA via (TBD).  The
   meaning of these data PPIDs and the format of the data shall be
   specific to the usage of this protocol, and typically shall be
   provided to the higher layers to allow proper decoding of the data.

   It is RECOMMENDED that higher layers wishing to transfer large
   messages fragment them using PPIDs or other mechanisms to avoid
   monopolization of the SCTP association by the transfer of a single
   large message, unless a future SCTP draft relaxes this concern.  If
   fragmented solely with PPID values, then transmission must occur on a
   reliable in-order channel.  If in-band application framing is used,
   then other options may be possible.

   For WebRTC, data PPID's for DOMStrings and binary data (and
   fragmentation thereof) shall be created.

   All data sent on a Channel in both directions MUST be sent over the
   underlying Stream using the reliability defined when the Channel was
   opened unless the options are changed, or per-message options are
   specified by a higher level.

   Data may be sent immediately after sending or receiving a
   DATA_CHANNEL_OPEN message.

   It is recommended that message size be kept within certain size
   bounds (TBD) as applications wil not be able to support arbitrarily-
   large single messages.


8.  Security Considerations

   To be done.


9.  IANA Considerations

   This document also defines three new SCTP Payload Protocol



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   Identifiers (PPIDs).  RFC 4960 [RFC4960] creates the registry from
   which these identifiers have been assigned.  The following values
   have been reserved:

   WebRTC Control -  #To Be Assigned
      NOTE: not needed if Stream 0 is dedicated to control
   DOMString -  #To Be Assigned
   Binary Data Partial -  #To Be Assigned
   Binary Data Last -  #To Be Assigned


10.  Acknowledgments

   The authors wish to thank Martin Thompson, Cullen Jennings, Harald
   Alvestrand, Peter Thatcher, Adam Bergkvist, Justin Uberti, Randall
   Stewart, Stefan Haekansson and many others for their invaluable
   comments.


11.  References

11.1.  Normative References

   [RFC2119]  Bradner, S., "Key words for use in RFCs to Indicate
              Requirement Levels", BCP 14, RFC 2119, March 1997.

   [RFC3758]  Stewart, R., Ramalho, M., Xie, Q., Tuexen, M., and P.
              Conrad, "Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP)
              Partial Reliability Extension", RFC 3758, May 2004.

   [RFC4960]  Stewart, R., "Stream Control Transmission Protocol",
              RFC 4960, September 2007.

   [RFC6347]  Rescorla, E. and N. Modadugu, "Datagram Transport Layer
              Security Version 1.2", RFC 6347, January 2012.

   [RFC6525]  Stewart, R., Tuexen, M., and P. Lei, "Stream Control
              Transmission Protocol (SCTP) Stream Reconfiguration",
              RFC 6525, February 2012.

   [I-D.ietf-mmusic-sctp-sdp]
              Loreto, S. and G. Camarillo, "Stream Control Transmission
              Protocol (SCTP)-Based Media Transport in the Session
              Description Protocol (SDP)", draft-ietf-mmusic-sctp-sdp-03
              (work in progress), January 2013.

   [I-D.tuexen-tsvwg-sctp-dtls-encaps]
              Jesup, R., Loreto, S., Stewart, R., and M. Tuexen, "DTLS



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              Encapsulation of SCTP Packets for RTCWEB",
              draft-tuexen-tsvwg-sctp-dtls-encaps-01 (work in progress),
              July 2012.

11.2.  Informational References

   [I-D.ietf-rtcweb-overview]
              Alvestrand, H., "Overview: Real Time Protocols for Brower-
              based Applications", draft-ietf-rtcweb-overview-06 (work
              in progress), February 2013.

   [I-D.ietf-rtcweb-data-channel]
              Jesup, R., Loreto, S., and M. Tuexen, "RTCWeb Data
              Channels", draft-ietf-rtcweb-data-channel-03 (work in
              progress), February 2013.


Authors' Addresses

   Randell Jesup
   Mozilla
   US

   Email: randell-ietf@jesup.org


   Salvatore Loreto
   Ericsson
   Hirsalantie 11
   Jorvas  02420
   FI

   Email: salvatore.loreto@ericsson.com


   Michael Tuexen
   Muenster University of Applied Sciences
   Stegerwaldstrasse 39
   Steinfurt  48565
   DE

   Email: tuexen@fh-muenster.de









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