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RFC 3261, "SIP: Session Initiation Protocol", June 2002

Source of RFC: sip (rai)

Errata ID: 4275

Status: Reported
Type: Technical

Reported By: Chao Wang
Date Reported: 2015-02-19

Section 15 says:

The caller's UA MAY send a BYE for either confirmed or early dialogs

It should say:

The caller's UA MUST send a BYE for confirmed dialogs

Notes:

In general, BYE shall be handled in the same way as CANCEL if it is for early dialogs.
In case, when BYE is on the way to the destination, the callee probably accepts INVITE, the race condition will occure.
If we follow the procedure as CANCEL, caller shall send ACK for 200 OK and immediately release the session using BYE.
So two BYEs will be triggered in the case, it does not make sense.

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