Combined Use of the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) and the eXtensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (CUSAX)
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Network Working Group                                            E. Ivov
Internet-Draft                                                     Jitsi
Intended status: BCP                                     E. Marocco, Ed.
Expires: September 6, 2012                                Telecom Italia
                                                           March 5, 2012

     Combined Use of the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) and the
           eXtensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (CUSAX)
                        draft-ivov-xmpp-cusax-00

Abstract

   This document describes current practices for combined use of the
   Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) and the eXtensible Messaging and
   Presence Protocol (XMPP).  Such practices aim to provide a single
   fully featured real-time communication service by using complimenting
   subsets of features from each of the protocols.  Typically such
   subsets would include telephony oriented from SIP and instant
   messaging and presence capabilities from XMPP.  This specification
   does not define any new protocols or syntax for neither SIP nor XMPP.
   However, implementing it may require modifying or at least
   reconfiguring existing client and server-side software.  Also, it is
   not the purpose of this document to make recommendations as to
   whether or not such combined us should be preferred to the mechanisms
   provided natively by each protocol like for example SIP's SIMPLE or
   XMPP's Jingle.  It merely aims to provide guidance to those who are
   interested in such a combined use.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
   2.  Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
   3.  Client Bootstrap  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
   4.  Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
   5.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
   6.  Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
   7.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
     7.1.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
     7.2.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

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1.  Introduction

   Historically SIP [RFC3261] and XMPP [RFC6120] have often been
   implemented and deployed with different purposes: from its very start
   SIP's primary goal has been to provide a means of conducting
   "Internet telephone calls".  XMPP on the other hand, has from its
   Jabber days been mostly used for its instant messaging and presence
   capabilities.

   For various reasons, these trends have continued through the years
   even after each of the protocols had been equipped to provide the
   features it was initially lacking.

   Today, in the context of the SIMPLE working group, the IETF has
   defined a number of protocols and protocol extensions that not only
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