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Methodology for Benchmarking SIP Networking Devices

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Authors Scott Poretsky , Vijay K. Gurbani , Carol Davids
Last updated 2009-04-29 (Latest revision 2007-11-19)
Replaced by draft-ietf-bmwg-sip-bench-meth, draft-ietf-bmwg-sip-bench-meth, RFC 7502
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This document describes the methodology for benchmarking Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) performance as described in Terminology document [5]. The methodology and terminology are to be used for benchmarking signaling plane performance with varying signaling and media load. Both scale and establishment rate are measured by signaling plane performance. The SIP Devices to be benchmarked may be a single device under test (DUT) or a system under test (SUT). Benchmarks can be obtained and compared for different types of devices such as SIP Proxy Server, SBC, P-CSCF, and Server paired with a Firewall/NAT device.


Scott Poretsky
Vijay K. Gurbani
Carol Davids

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