Change Process for the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) and the Real-time Applications and Infrastructure Area
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From: The IESG <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: IETF-Announce <email@example.com> Cc: Internet Architecture Board <firstname.lastname@example.org>, RFC Editor <email@example.com> Subject: Protocol Action: 'Change Process for the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) and the Real- time Applications and Infrastructure Area' to Proposed Standard The IESG has approved the following document: - 'Change Process for the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) and the Real- time Applications and Infrastructure Area ' <draft-peterson-rai-rfc3427bis-04.txt> as a Proposed Standard This document has been reviewed in the IETF but is not the product of an IETF Working Group. The IESG contact person is Russ Housley. A URL of this Internet-Draft is: http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-peterson-rai-rfc3427bis-04.txt
Technical Summary 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 Real-Time Applications and Infrastructure (RAI) Area Directors (ADs), in consultation with RAI Area participants and working group chairs, have provided guidance for SIP modifications and extensions. Working Group Summary Although this is not a product of any working group, it received considerable attention on the RAI Area mailing list, as well as face time in RAI area meetings. The mailing list supports the advancement of this specification. Document Quality The document has received extended review on the RAI mailing list. Personnel Jon Peterson is the document shepherd. The document requires the appointment of a designated expert; the RAI ADs propose that the experts be the chairs of the SIPCORE working group (currently Adam Roach and Gonzalo Camarillo).