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SIP billing scenarios

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (individual)
Expired & archived
Author Wolfgang Beck
Last updated 2002-03-28
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Stream Stream state (No stream defined)
Consensus boilerplate Unknown
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IESG IESG state Expired
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This Internet-Draft is no longer active. A copy of the expired Internet-Draft is available in these formats:


In contrast to other Internet services, most SIP sessions take place between individuals. Today's billing schemes (flat rate or volume based) do not reflect that. A caller causes costs on the callee's side. With SIP's authentication methods and few additional headers, a SIP billing service could be established that would enable callees to charge their callers. Call stateful proxies are not required.


Wolfgang Beck

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