Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) Overload Control (RFC7339)
Original Publication Date: 2014-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2014-Sep-24
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
V. Gurbani: AUTHOR [+4]
As with any network element, a Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) [RFC3261] server can suffer from overload when the number of SIP messages it receives exceeds the number of messages it can process. Overload can pose a serious problem for a network of SIP servers. During periods of overload, the throughput of a network of SIP servers can be significantly degraded. In fact, overload may lead to a situation where the retransmissions of dropped SIP messages may overwhelm the capacity of the network. This is often called "congestion collapse".
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) V. Gurbani, Ed. Request for Comments: 7339 V. Hilt Category: Standards Track Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent ISSN: 2070-1721 H. Schulzrinne Columbia University September 2014
Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) Overload Control
Overload occurs in Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) networks when SIP servers have insufficient resources to handle all the SIP messages they receive. Even though the SIP protocol provides a limited overload control mechanism through its 503 (Service Unavailable) response code, SIP servers are still vulnerable to overload. This document defines the behavior of SIP servers involved in overload control and also specifies a loss-based overload scheme for SIP.
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This is an Internet Standards Track document.
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