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I-D ACTION:draft-ietf-sip-manyfolks-resource-00.txt



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This draft is a work item of the Session Initiation Protocol Working Group of the IETF.

	Title		: Integration of Resource Management and SIP
	Author(s)	: B. Marshall et al.
	Filename	: draft-ietf-sip-manyfolks-resource-00.txt
	Pages		: 25
	Date		: 10-Nov-00
	
This document discusses how network QoS and security establishment
can be made a precondition to sessions initiated by the Session
Initiation Protocol (SIP), and described by SDP. These preconditions
require that the participant reserve network resources (or establish
a secure media channel) before continuing with the session. We do
not define new QoS reservation or security mechanisms; these pre-
conditions simply require a participant to use existing resource
reservation and security mechanisms before beginning the session.
This results in a multi-phase call-setup mechanism, with the
resource management protocol interleaved between two phases of call
signaling. The objective of such a mechanism is to enable deployment
of robust IP Telephony services, by ensuring that resources are made
available before the phone rings and the participants of the call
are 'invited' to participate.

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