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Methodology for Benchmarking Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) Devices: Basic Session Setup and Registration (RFC7502) Disclosure Number: IPCOM000241289D
Original Publication Date: 2015-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2015-Apr-14
Document File: 42 page(s) / 41K

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C. Davids: AUTHOR [+3]


This document describes the methodology for benchmarking Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) performance as described in the Terminology document [RFC7501]. The methodology and terminology are to be used for benchmarking signaling plane performance with varying signaling and media load. Media streams, when used, are used only to study how they impact the signaling behavior. This document concentrates on benchmarking SIP session setup and SIP registrations only.

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                         C. Davids Request for Comments: 7502              Illinois Institute of Technology Category: Informational                                       V. Gurbani ISSN: 2070-1721                        Bell Laboratories, Alcatel-Lucent                                                              S. Poretsky                                                     Allot Communications                                                               April 2015

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


   This document provides a methodology for benchmarking the Session    Initiation Protocol (SIP) performance of devices.  Terminology    related to benchmarking SIP devices is described in the companion    terminology document (RFC 7501).  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.

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

 Davids, et al.                Informational                     [Page 1]
 RFC 7502              SIP Benchmarking Methodology            April 2015

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