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Terminology for Benchmarking Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) Devices: Basic Session Setup and Registration (RFC7501) Disclosure Number: IPCOM000241288D
Original Publication Date: 2015-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2015-Apr-14
Document File: 40 page(s) / 37K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

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C. Davids: AUTHOR [+3]


Service Providers and IT organizations deliver Voice Over IP (VoIP) and multimedia network services based on the IETF Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) [RFC3261]. SIP is a signaling protocol originally intended to be used to dynamically establish, disconnect, and modify streams of media between end users. As it has evolved, it has been adopted for use in a growing number of services and applications. Many of these result in the creation of a media session, but some do not. Examples of this latter group include text messaging and subscription services. The set of benchmarking terms provided in this document is intended for use with any SIP-enabled device

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                         C. Davids Request for Comments: 7501              Illinois Institute of Technology Category: Informational                                       V. Gurbani ISSN: 2070-1721                        Bell Laboratories, Alcatel-Lucent                                                              S. Poretsky                                                     Allot Communications                                                               April 2015

 Terminology for Benchmarking Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) Devices:                   Basic Session Setup and Registration


   This document provides a terminology for benchmarking the Session

   Initiation Protocol (SIP) performance of devices.  Methodology

   related to benchmarking SIP devices is described in the companion

   methodology document (RFC 7502).  Using these two documents,

   benchmarks can be obtained and compared for different types of

   devices such as SIP Proxy Servers, Registrars, and Session Border

   Controllers.  The term "performance" in this context means the

   capacity of the Device Under Test (DUT) to process SIP messages.

   Media streams are used only to study how they impact the signaling

   behavior.  The intent of the two documents is to provide a normalized

   set of tests that will enable an objective comparison of the capacity

   of SIP devices.  Test setup parameters and a methodology are

   necessary because SIP allows a wide range of configurations and

   operational conditions that can influence performance benchmark

   measurements.  A standard terminology and methodology will ensure

   that benchmarks have consistent definitions and were obtained

   following the same procedures.

Status of This Memo

   This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is    published for informational purposes.

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force    (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has    received public review and has been approved for publication by the    Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).  Not all documents    approved by the IESG are a candidate for any level of Internet    Standard; see Section 2 of RFC 5741.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,    and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at

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