[Ekiga-devel-list] DCCP


DCCP is a new transport protocol, like TCP and UDP, RFC 4340. For ekiga, as a streaming video application, it should be better from several points of view:
- it has congestion control, unlike UDP
- the packet retransmission is not mandatory, as TCP
- it has acks from receiver to sender
- two congestion controls are standard, TCP-like (like TCP :o)), and TFRC, which seems better for streaming, since it has a less sharp sending curve (reduced jitter) than TCP

See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DCCP for more info.

DCCP is in vanilla linux kernel since about 2 years. Windows does not have it.

Do you think useful to port ekiga transfers to this protocol too? In fact, several applications already support it, like development vlc and (development?) gstreamer. It will probably be the first messenger with DCCP :o) And it is not too difficult, I have worked on this, I have examples etc.


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