[Standards] Do we need STUN?

Scott Ludwig scottlu at google.com
Thu Mar 8 19:30:23 UTC 2007


STUN works most of the time behind a corp firewall, from our stats. In
the cases it doesn't, Google Talk generates TCP candidates. TCP is
less desirable than UDP for media streaming, but a connection is
better than no connection.

On Mar 8, 2007 11:25 AM, Thomas Charron <twaffle at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 3/8/07, Thiago Camargo <thiago at jivesoftware.com> wrote:
> > You're completely right. But why clients need to implements STUN? Why? If sometimes it's not necessary?
>
>   Because the majority of the world isn't behind a corp firewall.  The
> majority of the world is behind a simple NAT Linksys box in which STUN
> solves the problem, easily, in fact.
>
> --
> -- Thomas
>



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