Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)-H.323 Interworking Requirements
RFC 4123

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Network Working Group                                     H. Schulzrinne
Request for Comments: 4123                           Columbia University
Category: Informational                                         C. Agboh
                                                               July 2005

   Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)-H.323 Interworking Requirements

Status of this Memo

   This memo provides information for the Internet community.  It does
   not specify an Internet standard of any kind.  Distribution of this
   memo is unlimited.

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   Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2005).

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   implementation and deployment.  See [RFC3932] for more information.

Abstract

   This document describes the requirements for the logical entity known
   as the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)-H.323 Interworking Function
   (SIP-H.323 IWF) that will allow the interworking between SIP and
   H.323.

Schulzrinne & Agboh          Informational                      [Page 1]
RFC 4123                     SIP-H.323 Req.                    July 2005

Table of Contents

   1. Introduction ....................................................3
   2. Definitions .....................................................3
   3. Functionality within the SIP-H.323 IWF ..........................4
   4. Pre-Call Requirements ...........................................4
      4.1. Registration with H.323 Gatekeeper .........................5
      4.2. Registration with SIP Server ...............................5
   5. General Interworking Requirements ...............................5
      5.1. Basic Call Requirements ....................................5
           5.1.1. General Requirements ................................5
           5.1.2. Address Resolution ..................................6
           5.1.3. Call with H.323 Gatekeeper ..........................6
           5.1.4. Call with SIP Registrar .............................6
           5.1.5. Capability Negotiation ..............................6
           5.1.6. Opening of Logical Channels .........................7
      5.2. IWF H.323 Features .........................................7
      5.3. Overlapped Sending .........................................7
           5.3.1. DTMF Support ........................................7
   6. Transport .......................................................8
   7. Mapping between SIP and H.323 ...................................8
      7.1. General Requirements .......................................8
      7.2. H.225.0 and SIP Call Signaling .............................8
      7.3. Call Sequence ..............................................9
      7.4. State Machine Requirements .................................9
   8. Security Considerations ........................................10
   9. Examples and Scenarios .........................................10
      9.1. Introduction ..............................................10
      9.2. IWF Configurations ........................................11
      9.3. Call Flows ................................................11
           9.3.1. Call from H.323 Terminal to SIP UA .................11
           9.3.2. Call from SIP UA to H.323 Terminal .................12
   10. Acknowledgments ...............................................12
   11. Contributors ..................................................13
   12. References ....................................................14
       12.1. Normative References ....................................14
       12.2. Informative References ..................................15

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RFC 4123                     SIP-H.323 Req.                    July 2005

1.  Introduction

   The SIP-H.323 Interworking function (IWF) converts between SIP
   (Session Initiation Protocol) [RFC3261] and the ITU Recommendation
   H.323 protocol [H.323].  This document describes requirements for
   this protocol conversion.

2.  Definitions

   H.323 gatekeeper (GK): An H.323 gatekeeper is an optional component
      in an H.323 network.  If it is present, it performs address
      translation, bandwidth control, admission control, and zone
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