Tags Tag archive: 'NAT Traversal'

September 26, 2016

Just Begin Again (ICE Restart)

Contributed by Michael Froman, crossing IP communication streams since 2005

Where do we, well, start? First a quick word about ICE itself. ICE stands for Interactive Connectivity Establishment, and, at its root, is how your browser discovers exactly how to connect to other computers through a NAT for WebRTC calls. ICE restart becomes necessary when network conditions change such as when transitioning from WiFi to a cellular network, or between two different WiFi networks.

OK. I hear you asking, “How does this affect me?” Or maybe more likely, “I think this is affecting me! How can I tell?”. I’m glad you asked. (more…)