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Session Initiation Protocol Service Example -- Music on Hold (RFC7088) Disclosure Number: IPCOM000234854D
Original Publication Date: 2014-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2014-Feb-11
Document File: 72 page(s) / 70K

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D. Worley: AUTHOR


Within systems based on SIP [RFC3261], it is desirable to be able to provide features that are similar to those provided by traditional telephony systems. A frequently requested feature is "music on hold": with this feature, when one party to a call has the call "on hold", that party's telephone provides an audio stream (often music) to be heard by the other party.

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                         D. Worley Request for Comments: 7088                                       Ariadne Category: Informational                                    February 2014 ISSN: 2070-1721

       Session Initiation Protocol Service Example -- Music on Hold


   "Music on hold" is one of the features of telephone systems that is    most desired by buyers of business telephone systems.  Music on hold    means that when one party to a call has the call "on hold", that    party's telephone provides an audio stream (often music) to be heard    by the other party.  Architectural features of SIP make it difficult    to implement music on hold in a way that is fully standards-    compliant.  The implementation of music on hold described in this    document is fully effective, is standards-compliant, and has a number    of advantages over the methods previously documented.  In particular,    it is less likely to produce peculiar user interface effects and more    likely to work in systems that perform authentication than the music-    on-hold method described in Section 2.3 of RFC 5359.

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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 RFC 7088                      Music on Hold                February 2014

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