[rfc-dist] RFC 5039 on The Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) and Spam

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        RFC 5039

        Title:      The Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) 
                    and Spam 
        Author:     J. Rosenberg, C. Jennings
        Status:     Informational
        Date:       January 2008
        Mailbox:    jdrosen at cisco.com, 
                    fluffy at cisco.com
        Pages:      28
        Characters: 73341
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-sipping-spam-05.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc5039.txt

Spam, defined as the transmission of bulk unsolicited messages, has
plagued Internet email.  Unfortunately, spam is not limited to email.
It can affect any system that enables user-to-user communications.
The Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) defines a system for user-to-
user multimedia communications.  Therefore, it is susceptible to
spam, just as email is.  In this document, we analyze the problem of
spam in SIP.  We first identify the ways in which the problem is the
same and the ways in which it is different from email.  We then
examine the various possible solutions that have been discussed for
email and consider their applicability to SIP.  This memo provides information for the Internet community.

This document is a product of the Session Initiation Proposal Investigation
Working Group of the IETF

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