Connected Identity in the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)

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Author John Elwell 
Last updated 2008-03-17 (latest revision 2006-02-22)
Replaced by RFC 4916
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Because of retargeting of a dialog-forming request, the UAS can have a different identity from that in the To header. This document provides a means for that UA to supply its identity to the peer UA by means of a request in the reverse direction and for that identity to be signed by an authentication service. The same mechanism can be used to indicate a change of identity during a dialog, e.g., because of some action in a PSTN behind a gateway. This work is being discussed on the mailing list.


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