SIP (Session Initiation Protocol)

SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) - Definition

The Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) is an application-layer control (signaling) protocol for creating, modifying, and terminating sessions with one or more participants. These sessions include Internet telephone calls, multimedia distribution, and multimedia conferences. SIP was accepted as a permanent element of the IMS architecture. It is widely used as a signaling protocol for Voice over IP, along with H.323 and others.

SIP is transport-independent, because SIP can be used with UDP, TCP, ATM, etc. It is text-based, allowing individuals to read SIP messages.

SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) - Synonyms

Session Initiation Protocol; SIP

SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) - Related Links

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