IP Telephony RFCs (The Big Books Series) (Vol 1)

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9780124558557: IP Telephony RFCs (The Big Books Series) (Vol 1)

Adapting the Internet and other IP-based networks to carry voice communications, in addition to traditional data, is an enormous challenge that demands the attention of engineers working on problems ranging from quality of service (QoS) to reservation standards. Taken as a whole, this effort, which encompasses a broad spectrum of high- and low-level technologies, is known as Internet or IP telephony.
Volume one of the Big Book of IP Telephony RFCs collects the bulk of current IETF documents relating to this critical area of research, providing readers in this rapidly evolving field with the most complete and up-to-date information. Subsequent volumes will be devoted to future IP telephony RFCs, many of which are already under development. This book begins with an incisive introduction to Internet telephony technology, including a look at its likely future directions, as suggested by the most recent efforts of relevant IETF working groups. The RFCs are followed by an extensive index that lets readers pursue specific topics and terms across multiple documents.

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Is it proper that voice communications should require one network while data communications should require a second one? Convergence of voice and data through the use of IP telephony technologies is rapidly becoming a real possibility for organizations around the world. The benefit of doing so is to slash the costs of network maintenance by eliminating one of the networks.


Telephony over IP networks is still a work in progress, but this volume contains the latest RFCs that describe IP telephony, how it works and how it is used


Voice communications networks and IP data networks have almost nothing in common beyond being networks: IP networks are packet switched, while voice networks are circuit oriented. Doing voice over IP ca pose real problems, as the documents included in this volume attest. Reconciling those differences is key to the ultimate success of IP telephony. Integration of voice into existing applications, such as web or email, is covered here as is the architecture for performing telephony functions and the infrastructure for providing a transport for real-time applications such as communications


Features


  • A Framework for Telephony Routing over IP (RFC 2871)
  • TRP: A Transport Protocol for Real-Time Applications (RFC 1889)
  • SIP: Session Initiation Protocol (RFC 2543)
  • Media Gateway Control Protocol Architecture and Requirements (RFC 2805)
  • Media Gateway Control Protocol (RFC 2705)
  • Framework Architecture for Signaling Transport (RFC 2719)
  • Call Processing Language Framework and Requirements (RFC 2824)

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Pete Loshin writes and consults about Internet protocols and open source network technologies. Formerly on staff at BYTE Magazine, Information Security Magazine and other publications, his work appears regularly in leading trade publications and websites including CPU, Computerworld, PC Magazine, EarthWeb, Internet.com, and CNN. Pete Loshin, Independent Consultant

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