Internet Communications using SIP: Delivering VoIP and Multimedia Services with Session Initiation Protocol / Edition 2

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"This book is like a good tour guide.It doesn't just describe the major attractions; you share in the history, spirit, language, and culture of the place."
—Henning Schulzrinne, Professor, Columbia University

Since its birth in 1996, Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) has grown up. As a richer, much more robust technology, SIP today is fully capable of supporting the communication systems that power our twenty-first century work and life.

This second edition handbook has been revamped to cover the newest standards, services, and products. You'll find the latest on SIP usage beyond VoIP, including Presence, instant messaging (IM), mobility, and emergency services, as well as peer-to-peer SIP applications, quality-of-service, and security issues—everything you need to build and deploy today's SIP services.

This book will help you
* Work with SIP in Presence and event-based communications
* Handle SIP-based application-level mobility issues
* Develop applications to facilitate communications access for users with disabilities
* Set up Internet-based emergency services
* Explore how peer-to-peer SIP systems may change VoIP
* Understand the critical importance of Internet transparency
* Identify relevant standards and specifications
* Handle potential quality-of-service and security problems

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471776574
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 7/24/2006
  • Series: Networking Council Series, #27
  • Edition description: Revised Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 408
  • Sales rank: 877,197
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Henry Sinnreich (Richardson, TX) is Chief TechnologyOfficer at, a leading media company for VoIP andInternet communication services. Dr. Sinnreich has held engineeringand executive positions at MCI where he was an MCI fellow and hasbeen involved in Internet and multimedia services for more than 12years, including the development of the flagship MCI Advantageservice based on SIP. Henry Sinnreich is also a contributor to IETFstandards for Internet communications in such areas as SIPtelephony devices and using RTP extensions for voice qualitymonitoring. He was awarded the title Pioneer for VoIP in 2000 atthe VON Europe conference. Henry Sinnreich has been a cofounder andboard member of the International SIP Forum based in Stockholm. Heis a frequent speaker and is known as the leading evangelist,worldwide, for SIP based VoIP, presence, IM, multimedia, andintegration of applications with communications. Dr. Sinnreich isalso a guest lecturer at the Engineering School of the SouthernMethodist University in Dallas, TX.

Alan B. Johnston (St. Louis, MO) is a Consulting Memberof Technical Staff at Avaya, Inc. He has coauthored the coreInternet SIP standard RFC 3261 and four other SIP related RFCs. Heis the co-chair of the IETF Centralized Conferencing Working Groupand is on the board of directors of the International SIP Forum.His current areas of interest include peer-to-peer SIP andsecurity. Dr. Johnston is a frequent speaker and lecturer on SIPand contributor to various publications, and is an adjunctprofessor at Washington University in St. Louis, MO.

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Table of Contents




Chapter 1 Introduction.

Chapter 2 Internet Communications Enabled by SIP.

Chapter 3 Architectural Principles of the Internet.

Chapter 4 DNS and ENUM.

Chapter 5 Real-Time Internet Multimedia.

Chapter 6 SIP Overview.

Chapter 7 SIP Service Creation.

Chapter 8 User Preferences.

Chapter 9 SIP Security.

Chapter 10 NAT and Firewall Traversal.

Chapter 11 SIP Telephony.

Chapter 12 Voicemail and Universal Messaging.

Chapter 13 Presence and Instant Messaging.

Chapter 14 SIP Conferencing.

Chapter 15 SIP Application Level Mobility.

Chapter 16 Emergency and Preemption Communication Services.

Chapter 17 Accessibility for the Disabled.

Chapter 18 Quality of Service for Real-Time InternetCommunications.

Chapter 19 SIP Component Services.

Chapter 20 Peer-to-Peer SIP.

Chapter 21 Conclusions and Future Directions.


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