Requirements for Multiple Address of Record (AOR) Reachability Information in the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) (RFC5947)
Original Publication Date: 2010-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2010-Sep-15
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
J. Elwell: AUTHOR [+2]
The Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) [RFC3261], together with its extensions, supports multiple means of obtaining the connection information necessary to deliver out-of-dialog SIP requests to their intended targets. When a SIP proxy needs to send a request to a target address of record (AOR) within its domain, it can use a location service to obtain the registered Contact Universal Resource Identifiers (URIs), together with any associated path information [RFC3327], and build a route set to reach each target user agent (UA). The SIP REGISTER method can be used to register Contact URIs and path information. SIP-outbound [RFC5626] enhances this mechanism to cater to UAs behind Network Address Translators (NATs) and firewalls. When an entity needs to send a request to a target for which it is not authoritative, the entity can follow [RFC3263] procedures for using the Domain Name System (DNS) to obtain the next- hop connection information.
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) J. Elwell Request for Comments: 5947 Siemens Enterprise Communications Category: Informational H. Kaplan ISSN: 2070-1721 Acme Packet September 2010
Requirements for Multiple Address of Record (AOR) Reachability Information in the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)
This document states requirements for a standardized SIP registration mechanism for multiple addresses of record (AORs), the mechanism being suitable for deployment by SIP service providers on a large scale in support of small to medium sized Private Branch Exchanges (PBXs). The requirements are for a solution that can, as a minimum, support AORs based on E.164 numbers.
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RFC 5947 Multiple AOR reachability in SIP September 2010
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1. Introduction ....................................................3
2. Terminology .....................................................3
3. Problem Statement ...............................................4