[rfc-dist] RFC 5923 on Connection Reuse in the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)

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        RFC 5923

        Title:      Connection Reuse in the Session 
                    Initiation Protocol (SIP) 
        Author:     V. Gurbani, Ed.,
                    R. Mahy, B. Tate
        Status:     Standards Track
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       June 2010
        Mailbox:    vkg at alcatel-lucent.com, 
                    rohan at ekabal.com, 
                    brett at broadsoft.com
        Pages:      19
        Characters: 41905
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-sip-connect-reuse-14.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc5923.txt

This document enables a pair of communicating proxies to reuse a
congestion-controlled connection between themselves for sending
requests in the forwards and backwards direction.  Because the
connection is essentially aliased for requests going in the backwards
direction, reuse is predicated upon both the communicating endpoints
authenticating themselves using X.509 certificates through Transport
Layer Security (TLS).  For this reason, we only consider connection
reuse for TLS over TCP and TLS over Stream Control Transmission
Protocol (SCTP).  This document also provides guidelines on
connection reuse and virtual SIP servers and the interaction of
connection reuse and DNS SRV lookups in SIP.  [STANDARDS TRACK]

This document is a product of the Reliable Multicast Transport Working Group of the IETF.

This is now a Proposed Standard Protocol.

STANDARDS TRACK: This document specifies an Internet standards track
protocol for the Internet community,and requests discussion and suggestions
for improvements.  Please refer to the current edition of the Internet
Official Protocol Standards (STD 1) for the standardization state and
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