A Session Identifier for the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)

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Author Hadriel Kaplan 
Last updated 2013-08-01 (latest revision 2011-03-14)
Replaces draft-kaplan-sip-session-id
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There is a need for having a globally unique session identifier for the same SIP session, which can be consistently maintained across Proxies, B2BUAs and other SIP middle-boxes, for the purpose of Troubleshooting. This draft proposes a new SIP header to carry such a value: Session-ID.


Hadriel Kaplan (hkaplan@acmepacket.com)

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