[Foundation] Re: SIP/Simple

Jean-Louis Seguineau /EXC/TEC jean-louis.seguineau at antepo.com
Thu Aug 8 13:00:36 CDT 2002


Ivan, point taken, you're perfectly right :) This is not being pedantic ....
This is another disadventage. A user has to rely on other outside mechanisms
to actually find the other party.


----- Original Message -----

> From: "Ivan R. Judson" <judson at mcs.anl.gov>
> To: <members at jabber.org>
> Subject: RE: [Foundation] Re: Members digest, Vol 1 #284 - 4 msgs
> Date: Wed, 7 Aug 2002 08:26:07 -0500
> Organization: Argonne National Laboratory
> Reply-To: members at jabber.org
>
>
> 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 ;-).
>
> --Ivan






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