[Foundation] Re: Members digest, Vol 1 #284 - 4 msgs

Ivan R. Judson judson at mcs.anl.gov
Wed Aug 7 08:26:07 CDT 2002

For the most part I agree, just one small pedantic point:

> As its name implies SIP means Session Initiation Protocol, 
> i.e. this is another discovery protocol invented by Voice 
> over Packet guys in order to establish a "circuit" (in good 
> old telephony term) between endpoints.

This isn't a discovery protocol, SLP is a discovery protocol.  This is a
call protocol.  If it were discovery, I'd ask for a "call to Joe" and
it'd find out how to call him, I actually have to _know joe's phone
number_ to call him with SIP, as far as I know.  So it's even less that
you give it credit for ;-).


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