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Re: Moz/Cisco API proposal: multiple connections

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 13 Jul 2011 19:51:04 +0000 (UTC)
To: Stefan Håkansson LK <stefan.lk.hakansson@ericsson.com>
cc: "public-webrtc@w3.org" <public-webrtc@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.1107131936200.3775@ps20323.dreamhostps.com>
On Wed, 13 Jul 2011, Stefan Håkansson LK wrote:
> In the proposal there is a discussion on multiple connections per 
> PeerConnection object: "Using a single PeerConnection to handle multiple 
> incoming connections presents some unique challenges, but also has the 
> desirable property of being able to stream out a single set of 
> MediaStreams to multiple peers (which can also be changed mid-session). 
> "
> To me the most natural way would be to have one PeerConnection object 
> per peer. Then, if the same set of streams are sent to each peer, of 
> course there should be only one encoding, framing, packetization etc. 
> But this is an optimization that can be handled in the implementation, 
> and need not to be visible at the JS API level.

I tend to agree. The only reason I would see to have PeerConnection have 
built-in knowledge of multiple peers is if ICE supported such a thing. 
However, I can't find anything in the relevant RFCs about 1:many 
processing in ICE agents.

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