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Behaviour: Nodes

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API Resources

Where the behaviour associated with an API attribute is not sufficiently clear from its name and schema constraints, this is documented below.

All Resources

caps: Capabilities are intended to signal a collection of inputs or outputs which a given resource is able to consume or produce, but which it may not be doing at this instant. For example, Receiver capabilities indicate the types of data a Receiver may consume from a network. The specification defines capabilities of ‘media_types’ and ‘event_types’ for Receivers which take an array form. Future additions to capabilities and the structure which they use may be documented external to this specification.

Sources & Flows

Core Source and Flow attributes are defined directly within this specification. Future additions to Source and Flow attributes or expansions of permitted values for existing attributes may be documented external to this specification.

Senders

subscription: The ‘subscription’ key is used to indicate how a Sender currently connects to Receivers in a networked media system. The subscription MUST be updated to reflect the current configuration of the Sender whether it was modified via an NMOS mechanism or an externally-defined control mechanism.

subscription active: The ‘active’ key MUST be set to ‘true’ when the Sender is configured to enable transmission of packets to the network, whether via a push- or pull-based mechanism. The key MUST be set to ‘false’ when the Sender is configured to disable transmission of packets to the network.

subscription receiver_id: The ‘receiver_id’ key MUST be set to null in all cases except where a unicast push-based Sender is configured to transmit to an NMOS Receiver, and the ‘active’ key is set to ‘true’. When not set to null, the ‘receiver_id’ MUST be set to the UUID of an NMOS Receiver.

interface_bindings: For push-based transports the Sender ‘interface_bindings’ SHOULD contain a single network interface unless a redundancy mechanism such as ST.2022-7 is in use, in which case each ‘leg’ SHOULD have its matching interface listed. Where the redundancy mechanism sends more than one copy of the stream via the same interface, that interface SHOULD be listed a corresponding number of times. For pull-based transports the Sender ‘interface_bindings’ SHOULD list each interface which the Sender is listening for connections on.

manifest_href: The Sender ‘manifest_href’ SHOULD provide an HTTP(S) accessible URL to a file describing how to connect to the Sender (SDP in the case of RTP). The Sender’s ‘version’ attribute SHOULD be updated if the contents of this file are modified. This URL may return an HTTP 404 where the ‘active’ parameter in the ‘subscription’ object is present and set to false (v1.2+ only). The value should be null when the transport type used by the Sender does not require a transport file.

Receivers

subscription: The ‘subscription’ key is used to indicate how a Receiver currently connects to Senders in a networked media system. The subscription MUST be updated to reflect the current configuration of the Receiver whether it was modified via an NMOS mechanism or an externally-defined control mechanism.

subscription active: The ‘active’ key MUST be set to ‘true’ when the Receiver is configured to enable reception of packets from the network. The key MUST be set to ‘false’ when the Receiver is configured to disable reception of packets from the network.

subscription sender_id: The ‘sender_id’ key MUST be set to null in all cases except where the Receiver is currently configured to receive from an NMOS Sender, and the ‘active’ key is set to ‘true’. When not set to null, the ‘sender_id’ MUST be set to the UUID of an NMOS Sender.

interface_bindings: For push-based transports the Receiver ‘interface_bindings’ SHOULD contain a single network interface unless a redundancy mechanism such as ST.2022-7 is in use, in which case each ‘leg’ SHOULD have its matching interface listed. Where the redundancy mechanism receives more than one copy of the stream via the same interface, that interface SHOULD be listed a corresponding number of times. For push-based transports the Receiver ‘interface_bindings’ SHOULD list a single interface through which content is being consumed.

Modifying Receiver Subscriptions

This method is deprecated, but SHOULD be supported alongside any other connection mechanisms up to and including v1.2. From v1.3 Nodes MAY choose to return a 501 response from this endpoint as opposed to implementing it.

Please see the NMOS Connection API specification for the current methods for creating connections between Senders and Receivers.

A PUT request to /receivers/{receiverId}/target of the Node API will modify which Sender a Receiver is subscribed to.

In order to ‘subscribe’ a Receiver to a Sender, a PUT request should be made to this resource containing a full Sender object. In order to ‘unsubscribe’ a Receiver from a Sender, an empty object ‘{}’ should be used in this PUT request. In both cases the target resource should respond with a 202 code (accepted) on success, and a response body matching the request body.

The Receiver’s subscription object contains a ‘sender_id’ attribute which must be updated once a Receiver has successfully requested, parsed and actioned a change based on the Sender’s transport file (SDP in the case of RTP).

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