[rfc-dist] RFC 5039 on The Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) and Spam
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Title: The Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)
Author: J. Rosenberg, C. Jennings
Date: January 2008
Mailbox: jdrosen at cisco.com,
fluffy at cisco.com
I-D Tag: draft-ietf-sipping-spam-05.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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