The Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) is about to revolutionize telecommunications. This exciting protocol can be used to establish voice, video, and data sessions on the Internet, making a separate network for voice no longer necessary. The integration of voice with all other Internet services provides the greatest opportunity for innovation. Written by the authors who contributed to the development of the protocol and carrier class services based on SIP, this book explores what SIP does and the new services it enables.
You′ll find a critical assessment and detailed look at how IP communications based on SIP will enrich communication on the Internet. Sinnreich and Johnston also provide you with a better understanding of how SIP can be used with several key features of legacy telephony networks such as SS7 and ISDN signaling and for H.323 networks. Softswitch solutions are also discussed. They clearly explain the multiple design and implementation issues as well as the decisions you′ll have to make in order to provide SIP–based IP communication services.
Reflecting the latest developments by the IETF, this book covers:
∗ SIP–enabled communications, multimedia, and conferencing
∗ Elements of an SIP network, including user agents, servers, and location services
∗ Basics of SIP Security such as authentication, encryption, digital signatures, and firewalls
∗ Future services for SIP
IP Communications Enabled by SIP.
Architectural Principles of the Internet.
Internet Multimedia and Conferencing.
SIP Service Creation.
Security, NAT, and Firewalls.
Voice Mail and Unified Messaging.
Presence and Instant Communications.
Mixed PSTN and Internet Telephony Services.
DNS and ENUM.
AAA and QoS for SIP.
The Component Server Architecture.
Conclusions and Future Directions.