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SIMPLE Instant Messaging Sessions (SIMS)

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (individual)
Expired & archived
Author Cullen Fluffy Jennings
Last updated 2004-02-09
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This document defines a protocol for conveying binary MIME content in near-real time, peer-to-peer or through one or more relays, with the opportunity for store and forward. SIMS (SIMPLE Instant Messaging Sessions) can be used as a standalone protocol, or in conjunction with a rendezvous or session setup protocol such as SIP. While SIMS was originally envisioned as an alternative to the Media Session Relay Protocol (MSRP), one section of this document describes how these ideas could be applied as MSRP extensions for features such as chunking, relay connection multiplexing, and prevention of head-of-line blocking.


Cullen Fluffy Jennings

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