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A Privacy Mechanism for the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)

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This is an older version of an Internet-Draft that was ultimately published as RFC 3323.
Author Jon Peterson
Last updated 2017-11-16 (Latest revision 2002-06-07)
RFC stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
Intended RFC status Proposed Standard
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        RFC 3323
        Title:      A Privacy Mechanism for the Session Initiation
                    Protocol (SIP)
        Author(s):  J. Peterson
        Status:     Standards Track
        Date:       November 2002
        Pages:      22
        Characters: 54116
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None
        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-sip-privacy-general-01.txt


This document defines new mechanisms for the Session Initiation
Protocol (SIP) in support of privacy.  Specifically, guidelines are
provided for the creation of messages that do not divulge personal
identity information.  A new "privacy service" logical role for
intermediaries is defined to answer some privacy requirements that
user agents cannot satisfy themselves.  Finally, means are presented
by which a user can request particular functions from a privacy

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

This is now a Proposed Standard Protocol.

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
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