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Session PEERing for Multimedia INTerconnect (SPEERMINT) Architecture
RFC 6406

Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                     D. Malas, Ed.
Request for Comments: 6406                                     CableLabs
Category: Informational                                J. Livingood, Ed.
ISSN: 2070-1721                                                  Comcast
                                                           November 2011

  Session PEERing for Multimedia INTerconnect (SPEERMINT) Architecture

Abstract

   This document defines a peering architecture for the Session
   Initiation Protocol (SIP) and its functional components and
   interfaces.  It also describes the components and the steps necessary
   to establish a session between two SIP Service Provider (SSP) peering
   domains.

Status of This Memo

   This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is
   published for informational purposes.

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force
   (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has
   received public review and has been approved for publication by the
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   Standard; see Section 2 of RFC 5741.

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Malas & Livingood             Informational                     [Page 1]
RFC 6406             SPEERMINT Peering Architecture        November 2011

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Table of Contents

   1. Introduction ....................................................3
   2. New Terminology .................................................3
      2.1. Session Border Controller (SBC) ............................3
      2.2. Carrier-of-Record ..........................................4
   3. Reference Architecture ..........................................4
   4. Procedures of Inter-Domain SSP Session Establishment ............6
   5. Relationships between Functions/Elements ........................7
   6. Recommended SSP Procedures ......................................7
      6.1. Originating or Indirect SSP Procedures .....................7
           6.1.1. The Lookup Function (LUF) ...........................8
                  6.1.1.1. Target Address Analysis ....................8
                  6.1.1.2. ENUM Lookup ................................8
           6.1.2. Location Routing Function (LRF) .....................9
                  6.1.2.1. DNS Resolution .............................9
                  6.1.2.2. Routing Table ..............................9
                  6.1.2.3. LRF to LRF Routing ........................10
           6.1.3. The Signaling Path Border Element (SBE) ............10
                  6.1.3.1. Establishing a Trusted Relationship .......10
                  6.1.3.2. IPsec .....................................10
                  6.1.3.3. Co-Location ...............................11
                  6.1.3.4. Sending the SIP Request ...................11
      6.2. Target SSP Procedures .....................................11
           6.2.1. TLS ................................................11
           6.2.2. Receive SIP Requests ...............................11
      6.3. Data Path Border Element (DBE) ............................12
   7. Address Space Considerations ...................................12

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