[rfc-dist] RFC 5626 on Managing Client-Initiated Connections in the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)

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        RFC 5626

        Title:      Managing Client-Initiated Connections in the 
                    Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) 
        Author:     C. Jennings, Ed.,
                    R. Mahy, Ed.,
                    F. Audet, Ed.
        Status:     Standards Track
        Date:       October 2009
        Mailbox:    fluffy at cisco.com, 
                    rohan at ekabal.com, 
                    francois.audet at skypelabs.com
        Pages:      50
        Characters: 116344
        Updates:    RFC3261, RFC3327

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-sip-outbound-20.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc5626.txt

The Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) allows proxy servers to
initiate TCP connections or to send asynchronous UDP datagrams to
User Agents in order to deliver requests.  However, in a large number
of real deployments, many practical considerations, such as the
existence of firewalls and Network Address Translators (NATs) or the
use of TLS with server-provided certificates, prevent servers from
connecting to User Agents in this way.  This specification defines
behaviors for User Agents, registrars, and proxy servers that allow
requests to be delivered on existing connections established by the
User Agent.  It also defines keep-alive behaviors needed to keep NAT
bindings open and specifies the usage of multiple connections from
the User Agent to its registrar.  [STANDARDS TRACK]

This document is a product of the Session Initiation Protocol Working Group of the IETF.

This is now a Proposed Standard Protocol.

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