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Change Process for the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)

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Network Working Group                                          A. Mankin
Request for Comments: 3427                 Bell Labs, Lucent Corporation
BCP: 67                                                       S. Bradner
Category: Best Current Practice                       Harvard University
                                                                 R. Mahy
                                                               D. Willis
                                                                  J. Ott
                                               ipDialog / Uni Bremen TZI
                                                                B. Rosen
                                                           December 2002

        Change Process for the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)

Status of this Memo

   This document specifies an Internet Best Current Practices for the
   Internet Community, and requests discussion and suggestions for
   improvements.  Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2002).  All Rights Reserved.


   This memo documents a process intended to apply architectural
   discipline to the future development of the Session Initiation
   Protocol (SIP).  There have been concerns with regards to new SIP
   proposals.  Specifically, that the addition of new SIP features can
   be damaging towards security and/or greatly increase the complexity
   of the protocol.  The Transport Area directors, along with the SIP
   and Session Initiation Proposal Investigation (SIPPING) working group
   chairs, have provided suggestions for SIP modifications and

1. Terminology

   In this document, the key words "MAY", "MUST, "MUST NOT", "SHOULD",
   and "SHOULD NOT", are to be interpreted as described in Keywords [1].

Mankin, et. al.          Best Current Practice

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