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Change Process for the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) (RFC3427)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000010590D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Dec-20
Document File: 13 page(s) / 26K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

A. Mankin: AUTHOR [+6]

Abstract

This memo documents a process intended to apply architectural discipline to the future development of the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP). There have been concerns with regards to new SIP proposals. Specifically, that the addition of new SIP features can be damaging towards security and/or greatly increase the complexity of the protocol. The Transport Area directors, along with the SIP and Session Initiation Proposal Investigation (SIPPING) working group chairs, have provided suggestions for SIP modifications and extensions.

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Network Working Group                                          A. Mankin

Request for Comments: 3427                 Bell Labs, Lucent Corporation

BCP: 67                                                       S. Bradner

Category: Best Current Practice                       Harvard University

                                                                 R. Mahy

                                                                   Cisco

                                                               D. Willis

                                                             dynamicsoft

                                                                  J. Ott

                                               ipDialog / Uni Bremen TZI

                                                                B. Rosen

                                                                 Marconi

                                                           December 2002

        Change Process for the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)

Status of this Memo

   This document specifies an Internet Best Current Practices for the

   Internet Community, and requests discussion and suggestions for

   improvements.  Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

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

Abstract

   This memo documents a process intended to apply architectural

   discipline to the future development of the Session Initiation

   Protocol (SIP).  There have been concerns with regards to new SIP

   proposals.  Specifically, that the addition of new SIP features can

   be damaging towards security and/or greatly increase the complexity

   of the protocol.  The Transport Area directors, along with the SIP

   and Session Initiation Proposal Investigation (SIPPING) working group

   chairs, have provided suggestions for SIP modifications and

   extensions.

1. Terminology

   In this document, the key words "MAY", "MUST, "MUST NOT", "SHOULD",

   and "SHOULD NOT", are to be interpreted as described in Keywords [1].

Mankin, et. al.          Best Current Practice                  [Page 1]

RFC 3427                 Change Process for SIP            December 2002

2. History and Development

   The IETF's Session Initiation Protoc...