In this paper we provide an overview of multimedia conferencing on the Inte
rnet. The protocols mentioned are all specified elsewhere as Internet-Draft
s or RFCs. Each RFC gives details of the protocol itself, how it works and
what it does. This document attempts to provide the reader with an overview
of how the components fit together and of some of the assumptions made, as
well as some statement of direction for those components still in a nascen
t stage. (C) 1999 Published by Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.