RFC 4168

The Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP) as a Transport for the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP), October 2005

Canonical URL:
https://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc4168.txt
File formats:
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Status:
PROPOSED STANDARD
Authors:
J. Rosenberg
H. Schulzrinne
G. Camarillo
Stream:
IETF
Source:
sip (rai)

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DOI:  10.17487/RFC4168

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Abstract

This document specifies a mechanism for usage of SCTP (the Stream Control Transmission Protocol) as the transport mechanism between SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) entities. SCTP is a new protocol that provides several features that may prove beneficial for transport between SIP entities that exchange a large amount of messages, including gateways and proxies. As SIP is transport-independent, support of SCTP is a relatively straightforward process, nearly identical to support for TCP. [STANDARDS-TRACK]


For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.


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