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Session Initiation Protocol (SIP): Locating SIP Servers (RFC3263)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000009208D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Aug-13
Document File: 18 page(s) / 42K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

J. Rosenberg: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

The Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) uses DNS procedures to allow a client to resolve a SIP Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) into the IP address, port, and transport protocol of the next hop to contact. It also uses DNS to allow a server to send a response to a backup client if the primary client has failed. This document describes those DNS procedures in detail.

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Network Working Group                                       J. Rosenberg

Request for Comments: 3263                                   dynamicsoft

Obsoletes: 2543                                           H. Schulzrinne

Category: Standards Track                                    Columbia U.

                                                               June 2002

        Session Initiation Protocol (SIP): Locating SIP Servers

Status of this Memo

   This document specifies an Internet standards track protocol for the

   Internet community, and requests discussion and suggestions for

   improvements.  Please refer to the current edition of the "Internet

   Official Protocol Standards" (STD 1) for the standardization state

   and status of this protocol.  Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2002).  All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

   The Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) uses DNS procedures to allow a

   client to resolve a SIP Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) into the IP

   address, port, and transport protocol of the next hop to contact.  It

   also uses DNS to allow a server to send a response to a backup client

   if the primary client has failed.  This document describes those DNS

   procedures in detail.

Table of Contents

   1          Introduction ........................................    2

   2          Problems DNS is Needed to Solve .....................    2

   3          Terminology .........................................    5

   4          Client Usage ........................................    5

   4.1        Selecting a Transport Protocol ......................    6

   4.2        Determining Port and IP Address .....................    8

   4.3        Details of RFC 2782 Process .........................    9

   4.4        Consideration for Stateless Proxies .................   10

   5          Server Usage ........................................   11

   6          Constructing SIP URIs ...............................   12

   7          Security Considerations .............................   12

   8          The Transport Determination Application .............   13

   9          IANA Considerations .................................   14

   10         Acknowledgements ....................................   14

   11         Normative References ................................   15

   12         Informative References ..............................   15

Rosenberg & Schulzrinne     Standards Track                     [Page 1]

RFC 3263               SIP: Locating S...