Location Source Parameter for the SIP Geolocation Header Field
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SIPCORE                                                  J. Winterbottom
Internet-Draft                               Winterb Consulting Services
Updates: RFC6442 (if approved)                                 R. Jesske
Intended status: Standards Track                        Deutsche Telekom
Expires: April 21, 2018                                       B. Chatras
                                                             Orange Labs
                                                               A. Hutton
                                                                   Unify
                                                        October 18, 2017

     Location Source Parameter for the SIP Geolocation Header Field
               draft-winterbottom-sipcore-locparam-02.txt

Abstract

   There are some circumstances where a geolocation header field may
   contain more than one location value.  Knowing the identity of the
   node adding the location value allows the recipient more freedom in
   selecting the value to look at first rather than relying solely on
   the order of the location values.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   2.  Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   3.  Rationale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   4.  Mechanism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   5.  Example . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   6.  Privacy Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   7.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   8.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     8.1.  Registration of loc-src Parameter for geolocation header
           field . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   9.  Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   10. References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     10.1.  Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     10.2.  Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7

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1.  Introduction

   The SIP geolocation specification [RFC6442] describes the
   "Geolocation" SIP header field which is used to indicate that the SIP
   message is conveying location information.  The specification
   suggests that only one location value should be conveyed.  However,
   some communications architectures, such as 3GPP [TS23-167] and ETSI
   [M493], prefer to use information provided by edge-proxies or
   acquired through the use of core-network nodes, before using
   information provided solely by user equipment (UE).  These solutions
   don't preclude the use of UE provided location but require a means of
   being able to distinguish the identity of the node adding the
   location value to the SIP message from that provided by the UE.

   [RFC6442] stipulates that the order of location values in the
   geolocation header field is the same as the order in which they were
   added to the header field.  Whilst this order provides guidance to
   the recipient as to which values were added to the message earlier in
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