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Analysis: HTTP Authentication for SIP

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (individual)
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Author Hisham Khartabil
Last updated 2004-02-05
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The Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) provides a stateless, challenge-based mechanism for authentication that is based on authentication in HTTP. RFC 3261 fails to indicate the behaviour of SIP intermediaries and User Agents in certain scenarios. This documents presents such scenarios, analysis the currently available text, and where possible, offers a solution.


Hisham Khartabil

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