Chapter 3: "The Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)"
Author: Olivier Hersent, Jean-Pierre Petit, David Gurle
This valuable reference offers a comprehensive overview of the technology behind IP telephony and offers essential information to network engineers, designers and managers who need to understand the protocols and explore the issues involved in migrating the existing telephony infrastructure to an IP-based real time communication service. Drawing on extensive research and practical development experience in VoIP from its earliest stages, the authors give access to all the relevant standards and cutting-edge techniques in a single resource. This amply illustrated, state-of-the art reference tool will be an invaluable resource for all those involved in the practical deployment of VoIP technology.
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Chapter three explains the origin and purpose of the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP). It also delves into RFC 2543 to RFC 3261 and presents an overview of a simple SIP call, call handling services, instant messaging, SIP security and H.323
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