STUN the Network – How STUN helps WebRTC Traverse NATs

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In my last post (a long time ago) I introduced the issue of NATs and Firewalls, and the tools WebRTC uses to overcome them.  First off, my apologies for the lengthy hiatus after promising to continue the discussion of NAT/Firewall traversal.  Since that entry, I became a Dad for the 2nd time, and lets just say that so far it seems like 1+1 > 2, in terms of time and energy spent on daddy-duty!  Thankfully, Chad has saved me with a brand new baby monitor solution using WebRTC 😉

So, picking up where we left off…To better understand how exactly STUN, ICE, and TURN overcome the problem of NAT and Firewalls, lets take a closer look at a standard WebRTC use case:  Bob calls Alice using WebRTC. ...  Continue reading