The Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP) as a Transport for the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)
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From: The IESG <email@example.com> To: IETF-Announce <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: Internet Architecture Board <email@example.com>, RFC Editor <firstname.lastname@example.org>, sip mailing list <email@example.com>, sip chair <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Protocol Action: 'The Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP) as a Transport for the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)' to Proposed Standard The IESG has approved the following document: - 'The Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP) as a Transport for the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) ' <draft-ietf-sip-sctp-07.txt> as a Proposed Standard This document is the product of the Session Initiation Protocol Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Allison Mankin and Jon Peterson. A URL of this Internet-Draft is: http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-sip-sctp-07.txt
Technical Summary This document specifies the use of SCTP (RFC 2960) as the transport for SIP (RFC 3261). SCTP was designed for the transport of SS7 signaling messages, and a number of the features it supports might be useful in SIP implementations. Note that this is not a proposal that SCTP be adopted as the primary or preferred transport for SIP, rather it just describes how to add SCTP and SCTP/TLS to SIP's available transports. Working Group Summary The working group had consensus to advance the draft to Proposed Standard. Protocol Quality An implementation of SIP over SCTP in Linux has been developed. Review of this specification for the IESG was by Allison Mankin.