A Session Identifier for the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP), August 2014
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- RFC 7989
- H. Kaplan
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There is a need for having a globally unique session identifier for the same SIP session that can be consistently maintained across SIP Proxies, Back-to-Back User Agents (B2BUAs), and other SIP middleboxes, for the purpose of troubleshooting. This document proposes a new SIP header to carry such a value: Session-ID.
The mechanism defined in this document has been widely deployed, and is being followed in a backward-compatible fashion for a new Standards Track document produced by the INSIPID Working Group.
For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.
For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.