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A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) (RFC5411)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000179038D
Original Publication Date: 2009-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2009-Feb-05
Document File: 39 page(s) / 98K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

J. Rosenberg: AUTHOR

Abstract

The Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) is the subject of numerous specifications that have been produced by the IETF. It can be difficult to locate the right document, or even to determine the set of Request for Comments (RFC) about SIP. This specification serves as a guide to the SIP RFC series. It lists a current snapshot of the specifications under the SIP umbrella, briefly summarizes each, and groups them into categories.

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 Network Working Group                                       J. Rosenberg Request for Comments: 5411                                         Cisco Category: Informational                                     January 2009

      A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)

Status of This Memo

   This memo provides information for the Internet community.  It does    not specify an Internet standard of any kind.  Distribution of this    memo is unlimited.

Abstract

   The Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) is the subject of numerous    specifications that have been produced by the IETF.  It can be    difficult to locate the right document, or even to determine the set    of Request for Comments (RFC) about SIP.  This specification serves    as a guide to the SIP RFC series.  It lists a current snapshot of the    specifications under the SIP umbrella, briefly summarizes each, and    groups them into categories.

Table of Contents

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

   2.  Scope of This Document . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4

   3.  Core SIP Specifications  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5

   4.  Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) Interworking  . . . .  8

   5.  General Purpose Infrastructure Extensions  . . . . . . . . . . 10

   6.  NAT Traversal  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

   7.  Call Control Primitives  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

   8.  Event Framework  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

   9.  Event Packages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

   10. Quality of Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

   11. Operations and Management  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

   12. SIP Compression  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

   13. SIP Service URIs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

   14. Minor Extensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

   15. Security Mechanisms  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

   16. Conferencing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

   17. Instant Messaging, Presence, and Multimedia  . . . . . . . . . 24

   18. Emergency Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

   19. Security Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

   20. Acknowledgements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

   21. Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

Rosenberg                     Informational                     [Page 1]
 RFC 5411                Hitchhiker's Guide to SIP           January 2009

 1.  Introduction

   The S...