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BLISS                                                   A. Johnston, Ed.
Internet-Draft                                                     Avaya
Expires: May 6, 2009                                     M. Soroushnejad
                                                       V. Venkataramanan
                                                   Sylantro Systems Corp
                                                        November 2, 2008


 Shared Appearances of a Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)  Address of
                              Record (AOR)
                 draft-ietf-bliss-shared-appearances-01

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Abstract

   This document describes the requirements and implementation of a
   group telephony feature commonly known as Bridged Line Appearance
   (BLA) or Multiple Line Appearance (MLA), or Shared Call/Line
   Appearance (SCA).  When implemented using the Session Initiation
   Protocol (SIP), it is referred to as Shared Appearances (SA) of an
   Address of Record (AOR) since SIP does not have the concept of lines.
   This feature is commonly offered in IP Centrex services and IP-PBX
   offerings and is likely to be implemented on SIP IP telephones and
   SIP feature servers used in a business environment.  This document



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   lists requirements and compares implementation options for this
   feature.  Extensions to the SIP dialog event package are proposed.


Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
   2.  Conventions used in this document  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5
   3.  Usage Scenarios  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5
     3.1.   Executive/Assistant Arrangement . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5
     3.2.   Call Group  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5
     3.3.   Single Line Extension . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6
   4.  Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6
   5.  Normative Description  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7
     5.1.   Implementation  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8
     5.2.   Shared Appearance Dialog Package Extensions . . . . . . . 10
       5.2.1.  The <appearance> element . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
       5.2.2.  The <exclusive> element  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
       5.2.3.  The <joined-dialog> element  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
       5.2.4.  The <replaced-dialog> element  . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
     5.3.   Shared Appearance User Agents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
     5.4.   Appearance Agent  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
   6.  XML Schema Definition  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
   7.  User Interface Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
     7.1.   Appearance Number Rendering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
       7.1.1.  Single Appearance UAs  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
       7.1.2.  Dual Appearance UAs  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
       7.1.3.  Shared Appearance UAs with Fixed Appearance Number . . 18
       7.1.4.  Shared Appearance UAs with Variable Appearance
               Number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
     7.2.   Call State Rendering  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
   8.  Interop with non-Shared Appearance UAs . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
     8.1.   Appearance Assignment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
     8.2.   Appearance Release  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
     8.3.   UAs Supporting Dialog Events but Not Shared Appearance  . 21
   9.  Provisioning Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
   10. Example Message Flows  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
     10.1.  Registration and Subscription . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
     10.2.  Appearance Selection for Incoming Call  . . . . . . . . . 24
     10.3.  Outgoing Call with Without Appearance Pre-Selection . . . 28
     10.4.  Outgoing Call with Appearance Selection . . . . . . . . . 33
     10.5.  Outgoing Call without using an Appearance Number  . . . . 37
     10.6.  Appearance Release  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
     10.7.  Appearance Pickup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
     10.8.  Calls between UAs within the Group  . . . . . . . . . . . 44
     10.9.  Consultation Hold with Appearances  . . . . . . . . . . . 47
     10.10. Joining or Bridging an Appearance . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
     10.11. Appearance Allocation - Loss of Appearance  . . . . . . . 55



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     10.12. Appearance Selection Contention Race Condition  . . . . . 56
   11. IANA Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
     11.1.  SIP Event Package Parameter: shared . . . . . . . . . . . 58
     11.2.  URN Sub-Namespace Registration: sa-dialog-info  . . . . . 58
     11.3.  XML Schema Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
   12. Appendix A - Incoming Appearance Assignment  . . . . . . . . . 59
   13. Appendix B - Implementation Options Discussion . . . . . . . . 60
     13.1.  Appearance Implementation Options . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
       13.1.1. URI parameter Approach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
       13.1.2. Dialog Package Parameter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
       13.1.3. Appearance Selections Mechanisms . . . . . . . . . . . 64
     13.2.  Comparison  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
       13.2.1. Comparison of Appearance Selection Methods . . . . . . 67
   14. Acknowledgements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
   15. Security Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
   16. Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
   Authors' Addresses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
   Intellectual Property and Copyright Statements . . . . . . . . . . 72

































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1.  Introduction

   The feature and functionality requirements for SIP user agents (UAs)
   supporting business telephony applications differ greatly from basic
   SIP user agents, both in terms of services and end user experience.
   In addition to basic SIP support [RFC3261], many of the services in a
   business environment require the support for SIP extensions such as
   REFER [RFC3515], SUBSCRIBE/NOTIFY primitives [RFC3265], PUBLISH
   [RFC3903], the SIP Replaces [RFC3891], and Join [RFC3911], header
   fields, etc.  Many of the popular business services have been
   documented in the SIP Service Examples
   [I-D.ietf-sipping-service-examples].

   This specification details a method for implementing a group
   telephony feature known in telephony as Bridged Line Appearance (BLA)
   or Multiple Line Appearances (MLA), one of the more popular advanced
   features expected of SIP IP telephony devices in a business
   environment.  Other names for this feature include Shared Call/Line
   Appearance (SCA), Shared Call Status and Multiple Call Appearance
   (MCA).  A variant of this feature is known as Single Line Extension.

   This document looks at how this feature can be implemented using
   standard SIP [RFC3261] in conjunction with [RFC3265] and [RFC3903]
   for exchanging status among user agents, and the SIP dialog state
   event package [RFC4235] to exchange dialog state information to
   achieve the same.  Different approaches will be discussed including
   the use of URI parameters, feature tags, and dialog package
   extensions along with the strengths and weaknesses of the various
   approaches.

   A call flow for Single Line Extension was formerly included in the
   SIP Service Examples [I-D.ietf-sipping-service-examples].  However,
   the attempt to implement using standard SIP primitives ultimately
   failed, leading to its removal from that document.  This document
   defines SIP extensions to implement this service.

   In traditional telephony, the line is physical.  A common scenario in
   telephony is for a number of business telephones to share a single or
   a small number of lines.  The sharing or appearance of these lines
   between a number of phones is what gives this feature its.  A common
   scenario in SIP is for a number of business telephones to share a
   single or a small number of Address of Record (AOR) URIs.  In
   addition, an AOR can have multiple appearances on a single UA in
   terms of the user interface.  The appearance number relates to the
   user interface for the telephone - typically each appearance or an
   AOR has a visual display (lamp that can change color or blink) and a
   button (used to select the appearance).  The telephony concept of
   line appearance is still relevant to SIP due to the user interface



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   considerations.  It is important to keep the appearance number
   construct because:

   1.  Human users are used to the concept and will expect it in
       replacement systems (e.g. an overhead page announcement says "Joe
       pickup line 3").
   2.  It is a useful structure for user interface representation.

   In this document, we will use the term "appearance" rather than "line
   appearance" since SIP does not have the concept of lines.  Note that
   this does not mean that a conventional telephony user interface
   (lamps and buttons) must be used - implementations may use another
   metaphor as long as the appearance number is readily apparent to the
   user.  Each AOR has a separate appearance numbering space.  As a
   result, a given UA user interface may have multiple occurrences of
   the same appearance number, but they will be for different AORs.


2.  Conventions used in this document

   The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT",
   "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" in this
   document are to be interpreted as described in RFC-2119 [RFC2119] and
   indicate requirement levels for compliant mechanisms.


3.  Usage Scenarios

   The following examples are common applications of the Shared
   Appearances feature and are mentioned here as informative use cases.
   All these example usages can be supported by the Shared Appearances
   feature described in this document.  The differences relate to the
   user interface considerations of the device.

3.1.  Executive/Assistant Arrangement

   The appearances on the executive's UA also appear on the assistant's
   UA.  The assistant may answer incoming calls to the executive and
   then place the call on hold for the executive to pick up.  The
   assistant can always see the state of all calls on the executive's
   UA.  An assistant can make outgoing calls using the identity of
   either the executive or their own.

3.2.  Call Group

   Users with similar business needs or tasks can be assigned to
   specific groups and share the line appearances of each other on each
   others SIP telephony devices.  For example, an IT department staff of



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   five might answer a help line which has three appearances on each
   phone in the IT work area.  A call answered on one phone can be put
   on hold and picked up on another phone.  A shout or an IM to another
   staff member can result in them taking over a call on a particular
   appearance.  Another phone can request to be added to an appearance
   resulting in a conference call.

3.3.  Single Line Extension

   In this scenario, incoming calls are offered to a group of UAs.  When
   one answers, the other UAs are informed.  If another UA in the group
   selects the line (i.e. goes off hook), it is immediately bridged or
   joined in with the call.  This mimics the way residential telephone
   extensions usually operate.


4.  Requirements

   The basic requirements of the shared appearance feature can be
   summarized as follows:

   REQ-1 Incoming calls to the AOR must be offered to a group of UAs and
   can be answered by any of them.

   REQ-2 Each UA in the group must be able to learn the call status of
   the others in the group for the purpose of rendering this information
   to the user.

   REQ-3 Calls can be joined (also called bridged or conferenced
   together) or can be picked up (taken) by another UA in the group in a
   secure way.

   REQ-4 The mechanism should require the minimal amount of
   configuration.  UAs registering against the group AOR should be able
   to learn about each other and join the appearance group.

   REQ-5 The mechanism must scale for large numbers of appearances, n,
   and large numbers of UAs, N, without introducing excessive messaging
   traffic.

   REQ-6 Each call or session (incoming or outgoing) must be assigned a
   common "appearance" number from a managed pool administered for the
   AOR group.  Once the session has terminated, the appearance number is
   released back into the pool and can be reused by another incoming or
   outgoing session.

   REQ-7 Each UA in the group must be able to learn the appearance
   status of the the group.



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   REQ-8 There must be mechanisms to resolve appearance contention among
   the UAs in the group.

   REQ-9 The mechanism must allow all UAs receiving an incoming session
   request to select the same appearance number at the time of alerting.

   REQ-10 The mechanism must have a way of reconstructing appearance
   state after an outage that does not result in excessive traffic and
   processing.

   REQ-11 The mechanism must have backwards compatibility such that a UA
   which is unaware of the feature can still register against the group
   AOR and make and receive calls.

   REQ-12 The mechanism must not allow UAs outside the group to select
   or manipulate appearance numbers.

   REQ-13 For privacy reasons, there must be a mechanism so that
   appearance information is not leaked outside the group of UAs. (e.g.
   "So who do you have on line 1?")

   REQ-14 The mechanism must support a way for UAs to request
   exclusivity on a line appearance.  Exclusivity means that the UA
   requesting it desires to have a private conversation with the
   external party and other UAs must not be allowed to be joined or
   taken.  Exclusivity may be requested at the start of an incoming or
   outgoing session or during the session.  An exclusivity request may
   be accepted or rejected by the entity providing the shared appearance
   service.  Therefore, the mechanism must provide a way of
   communicating the result back to the requester UA.

   REQ-15 The mechanism should support a way for a UA to select a
   particular appearance number for outgoing requests prior to sending
   the actual request.  This is often called seizure.

   REQ-16 The mechanism should support a way for a UA to select a
   particular appearance number and also send the request at the same
   time.  This is needed when a ringdown feature is combined with shared
   appearances - in this case, seizing the line is the same thing as
   dialing.

   OPEN ISSUE: This requirement is no longer supported by the proposed
   solution.  Is this OK?


5.  Normative Description

   This section normatively describes the shared appearance feature



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   extensions.  For a discussion of various approaches to implement this
   feature, see Appendix B.

5.1.  Implementation

   Many of the requirements for this service can be met using standard
   SIP mechanisms such as:

   - A SIP Forking Proxy and Registrar/Location Service meets REQ-1.

   - The SIP Dialog Package meets REQ-2.

   - The SIP Replaces and Join header fields meets REQ-3.

   - The SIP Registration Package meets REQ-4.

   - The use of a State Agent for the Dialog Package meets REQ-5.

   REQ-6 suggests the need for an entity which manages the appearance
   resource.  Just as conferencing systems commonly have a single point
   of control, known as a focus, a Shared Appearance group has a single
   point of control of the appearance shared resource.  This is defined
   as an Appearance Agent for a group.  While an Appearance Agent can be
   part of a centralized server, it could also be co-resident in a
   member User Agent who has taken on this functionality for a group.
   The Appearance Agent learns the group state either dialog state
   publications from members.

   While the appearance resource could be managed co-operatively by a
   group of UAs without any central control, this is not discussed in
   this draft, but instead is left as a research project for future
   standardization.  It is also possible that the Appearance Agent logic
   could be distributed in all UAs in the group.  For example, rules
   that govern assigning appearance numbers for incoming requests (e.g.
   lowest available appearance number) and rules for contention handling
   (e.g. when two UAs request the use of the same appearance number,
   hash dialog identifiers and compare with the lowest hash winning)
   would need to be defined and implemented.

   Figure 1 illustrates the SIP components involved in supporting these
   common requirements of the Shared Appearance using standard SIP
   messages including REGISTER, INVITE, SUBSCRIBE, NOTIFY, and PUBLISH.









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   +----------------------------+                            +----+
   |                            |                            |    |
   |     Appearance Agent       |                            | UA |
   |                            |                            |    |
   +----------------------------+                            +----+
       ^ ^ |1)SUBSCRIBE  ^  ^    4)NOTIFY            INVITE     |
       | | |(Event:reg)  |  | registration sip:alice@example.com|
       | | V             |  |     events                        V
       | | +--------------------+        +----------+7)Query+--------+
       | | |    (example.com)   |        |          |<===== |        |
       | | |                    |3) Store| Location |       | Proxy  |
       | | |     Registrar      |=======>|  Service |       |        |
       | | |                    |        |          |=====> |        |
       | | +--------------------+        +----------+8)Resp +--------+
       | |     ^       ^                                       |  |
       | |     |       |  2) REGISTER (alice)                  |  |
       | |     |       |                                       |  |
       | |   +----+ +----+                                     |  |
       | |   |    | |    |                                     |  |
       | |   |UA1 | |UA2 |                                     |  |
       | |   |    | |    |                                     |  |
       | |   +----+ +----+                                     |  |
       | |    ^  ^    ^ ^                                      |  |
       | |    |  |    | |                                      |  |
       | +----+  |    | |                                      |  |
       |         |    | +--------------------------------------+  |
       |         +----+-------------------------------------------+
       |              |              8) INVITE
       +--------------+            sip:alice@example.com
       5-7) SUBSCRIBE and/or PUBLISH
            (Event:dialog)

   OPEN ISSUE: This figure still shows the use of the registration event
   package by the Appearance Agent - do we still need this?

   Figure 1.

   The next section discusses normal SIP operations used to implement
   parts of the shared appearance feature.

   1.  The Appearance Agent SUBSCRIBEs to the registration event package
       as outlined in [RFC3680] for contacts registered to the group
       AOR.  Thus, it has knowledge of all User Agents registered
       against the AOR at any point of time.
   2.  UAs (UA1 and UA2 in Figure 1) belong to the appearance group and,
       after authentication, register against the same AOR (e.g.,
       sip:alice@example.com).




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   3.  Each registration is stored in the Location Service.
   4.  The registrar notifies the Appearance Agent of successful
       registration at each UA.
   5.  UAs PUBLISH their dialog state to the State Agent in the
       Appearance Agent.
   6.  The UAs SUBSCRIBE to the Appearance Agent for the state of all
       dialogs as defined in [RFC3265].  The Request-URI of the
       SUBSCRIBE could be either the AOR of the group or a provisioned
       URI.
   7.  The UAs PUBLISH their dialog information to the Appearance Agent
       every time their dialog state changes (i.e. send an INVITE, enter
       alerting state, answer a call, terminate a call, etc.), pickups
       or joins a call, or seizes/selects an appearance.
   8.  The Forking Proxy forks an incoming INVITE for the AOR address to
       the registered user agents.

   The Appearance Agent can select the appearance number for an incoming
   call

      OPEN ISSUE: Do we want to define another mode of operation in
      which UAs only PUBLISH to seize an appearance?  This assumes the
      Appearance Agent already knows about all dialogs related to the
      AOR and could publish that information to the UAs in the shared
      appearance group.  This approach would simply UA operation and
      reduce the number of SIP messages sent and received.  If a
      different SIP option tag was defined for this server mode, an
      Appearance Agent could indicate support for this feature by
      including it in a Supported in NOTIFYs.  The UA could also include
      the option tag in a Require header field in the initial PUBLISH.
      A 200 OK response to the PUBLISH would confirm that the UA does
      not need to PUBLISH any more state for the dialog.

5.2.  Shared Appearance Dialog Package Extensions

   This specification defines four new elements as extensions to the SIP
   Dialog Event package [RFC3265].  The schema is defined in Section 6.
   The elements are <appearance>, <exclusive>, <joined-dialog>, and
   <replaced-dialog> which are sub-elements of the <dialog> element.

5.2.1.  The <appearance> element

   The <appearance> element is used convey the appearance number.  The
   appearance number is a non-negative integer.  When sent in a
   notification in state Trying to the Appearance Agent, it is used to
   request an appearance number.  When sent by the Appearance Agent, it
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5.2.2.  The <exclusive> element

   The <exclusive> element is a boolean used to indicate whether the UA
   will accept Join or Replaces INVITEs for this dialog.  For example,
   some shared appearance systems only allow call pickup when the call
   is on hold.  In this case, the <exclusive> element should be used to
   explicitly indicate this, rather than implicitly by the hold state.

   It is important to note that this element is a hint.  Although a UA
   may set exclusive to true, the UA must still be ready to reject an
   INVITE Join relating to this dialog.  Also, an INVITE Replaces might
   be sent to the non-shared appearance UA to take the call.  For this
   reason, a UA MAY also not report full dialog identifier information
   to the Appearance Agent for calls set to exclusive.  If these dialog
   identifiers have already been shared with the Appearance Agent, the
   UA could send an INVITE Replaces to change them and then not report
   the new ones to the Appearance Agent.

   If the proxy knows which dialogs are marked exclusive, the proxy MAY
   enforce this exclusivity by rejecting INVITE Join and INVITE Replaces
   requests containing those dialog identifiers with a 403 Forbidden
   response.

5.2.3.  The <joined-dialog> element

   The <joined-dialog> element is used convey dialog identifiers of any
   other dialogs which are joined (mixed or bridged) with the dialog.
   Only the UA which is performing the actual media mixing should
   include this element in notifications to the Appearance Agent.  Note
   that this element should still be used even when the Join header
   field was not used to join the dialogs.  For example, two separate
   dialogs on a UA could be joined without any SIP call control
   operations.  Joined dialogs will share the same appearance number.

5.2.4.  The <replaced-dialog> element

   The <replaced-dialog> element is used convey dialog identifiers of
   any other dialogs which will be or have been replaced with this
   dialog.  For example, a UA in the group picking up a call on another
   UA by sending an INVITE with Replaces would include this element for
   the replacing dialog.  Replaced dialogs will share the same
   appearance number.

5.3.  Shared Appearance User Agents

   User Agents that support the Shared Appearance feature MUST support
   the dialog state package [RFC4235] with the shared appearance
   extensions and the 'shared' dialog event package parameter defined in



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   this draft.

   User Agents MUST use the dialog package extensions in Section 5.2
   along with the PUBLISH [RFC3903] method to send local status to the
   Appearance Agent, and SUBSCRIBE [RFC3265] to the Appearance Agent to
   learn the status of other User Agents in the group.  SUBSCRIBE
   requests MUST include the 'shared' Event package parameter.

      The presence of the 'shared' Event package parameter in the
      SUBSCRIBE tells the Appearance Agent that this UA supports this
      specification.

   PUBLISH requests SHOULD include the 'shared' Event package parameter,
   except when specified otherwise.  The publication URI is either a
   provisioned value or the default username 'appearance-agent'.  For
   example, a UA in the domain of example.com would publish dialog state
   to sip:appearance-agent@example.com.

      OPEN ISSUE: Should a UA be able to publish to the group AOR?

   User Agents SHOULD support sending and receiving an INVITE with a
   Replaces [RFC3891] header to allow the Call Pickup operation.  User
   Agents MUST support sending an INVITE a Join [RFC3911] header to
   initiate bridging.  User Agents MUST support receiving an INVITE with
   a Join header, though they are not obligated to support bridging of
   calls, either through policy, preference, or implementation
   limitations such as bandwidth or hardware constraints.

   When publishing dialog package information, a UA MUST include all
   dialog identification available at the time of publication, with the
   exception that a UA may omit information if it wishes to prevent
   other UAs from joining or picking up a call.  Dialog identification
   includes local and remote target URIs, call-id, to-tag, and from-tag.
   When calls are placed on hold, the "+sip.rendering=no" feature tag
   MUST be included in dialog package notifications.

      The accurate rendering of the idle/active/alerting/hold state of
      other UAs in the group is an important part of the shared
      appearance feature.

   A UA SHOULD render the appearance number to the user or display
   appearance status information to the user in a way that preserves the
   appearance order.

   A UA SHOULD send dialog package PUBLISH requests for the following
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   1.  When going selecting an appearance number (i.e. going "off-hook"
       if the UA's user interface uses this metaphor),
   2.  When sending an outgoing INVITE,
   3.  When receiving a 18x response,
   4.  When sending or receiving a 2xx response to an INVITE,
   5.  When sending or receiving a BYE

   A UA SHOULD NOT send dialog package PUBLISH requests when receiving
   an incoming INVITE or when sending a 18x response.

      A large group of UAs publishing in these conditions when an INVITE
      has forked will generate significant dialog package PUBLISH and
      NOTIFY traffic that actually conveys no new information to other
      UAs in the group.

   UAs can tell that a set of dialogs are joined (bridged or mixed)
   together by the presence of one or more <joined-dialog> elements
   containing other SIP dialog identifiers.

   Prior to placing an outbound call, UAs may select or "seize" an
   appearance number by sending a PUBLISH to the Appearance Agent
   identifying the appearance number selected in an <appearance>
   element.  In traditional telephony terms, this corresponds to "going
   off hook" with an analog telephone.  Note that when a UA selects an
   appearance prior to establishment of a dialog, not all dialog
   information will be available.  In particular, when a UA publishes an
   attempt to select an appearance prior to knowing the destination very
   minimal dialog information may be available.  For example, a minimal
   set might be just the local target URI for the call.  Only after
   receiving the 200 OK to the PUBLISH SHOULD the INVITE be sent.  If no
   dialog identification information was present in the initial PUBLISH,
   the UA MUST PUBLISH again after receiving the 100 Trying.

   For an emergency call, a UA MUST never wait for a confirmed seizure
   before sending an INVITE.  Instead, the emergency call MUST proceed
   regardless of the status of PUBLISH transaction.  This requirement
   applies to both clients and servers implementing this feature.

   A UA that does not need to select a particular appearance number (or
   doesn't care) would just send an INVITE as normal to place an
   outbound call.  The UA placing the call SHOULD PUBLISH after
   receiving a 1xx response to the INVITE.  If the appearance number is
   not known, the 'appearance' element is not included in the
   publication and the 'shared' event package parameter SHOULD NOT be
   included.  Once the appearance number is known, it should be included
   in all publications for this dialog and the 'shared' event package
   parameter included in the PUBLISH.




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      The publication without the 'shared' event package parameter looks
      identical to a publication from a UA which does not understand the
      shared appearance feature.  In both these cases, the Appearance
      Agent will assign an appearance number for this dialog.

   A UA wanting to place a call but not have an appearance number
   assigned publishes before sending the INVITE without an 'appearance'
   element but with the 'shared' event package parameter present.  If
   the Appearance Agent policy does not allow calls without an assigned
   appearance number, a 409 Conflict response will be received, and the
   UA will republish either selecting an appearance number or without
   one, in which case the Appearance Agent will assign one.

      The publication with 'shared' event package parameter allows the
      Appearance Agent to determine that no appearance number should be
      allocated.

      OPEN ISSUE: The only use case we have for this is consultation
      hold.  Are there other use cases?  Is that use case important
      enough or should we remove this mechanism?

   When an INVITE is generated to attempt to bridge or take a call (i.e.
   contains Join or Replaces with a dialog identifier of another dialog
   in the shared appearance group), the appearance number of the joined
   or replaced call SHOULD be used.  In this case, the PUBLISH MUST be
   sent prior to sending the INVITE.  The publication MUST contain the
   appearance number of the dialog to be joined or replaced and the
   dialog identifier in the 'joined-dialog' or 'replaced-dialog'
   elements.  The INVITE is sent after the receipt of a 200 OK to the
   PUBLISH.

   For inbound calls which contain a reference to an appearance number
   in the INVITE, a UA MUST PUBLISH the use of an appearance number
   after it responds with a 2xx to establish a dialog.

   A UA SHOULD register against the AOR only if it is likely the UA will
   be answering incoming calls.  If the UA is mainly going to be
   monitoring the status of the shared appearance group calls and
   picking or joining calls, the UA SHOULD only subscribe to the
   Appearance Agent and not register against the AOR.

      All subscribed UAs will received NOTIFYs of Trying state for
      incoming INVITEs.

5.4.  Appearance Agent

   An Appearance Agent defined in this specification MUST implement a
   dialog package state agent for the UAs registered against the AOR.



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   The Appearance Agent MUST support the appearance dialog package
   extensions defined in Section 5.2.  The Appearance Agent MUST support
   publications and subscriptions for this event package.

   The Appearance Agent MUST have a way of discovering the dialog
   identifiers of incoming INVITEs.  The Appearance Agent MUST allocate
   an appearance number for all incoming calls and send immediate
   notifications to the UAs subscribed to the shared group AOR.  An
   Appearance Agent MAY assign an appearance number to an INVITE if a
   PUBLISH is not received for the dialog within a reasonable period of
   time.  If the appearance group has non-shared appearance UAs, the
   Appearance Agent MUST allocate appearance numbers for INVITEs sent by
   those UAs.

      Note that in general, the Appearance Agent makes appearance
      allocation decisions based on publications rather than on INVITEs.

   An Appearance Agent receiving a PUBLISH with an appearance number
   checks to make sure the publication is valid.  An appearance number
   can be assigned to only one dialog unless there is a 'joined-dialog'
   or 'replaced-dialog' element indicating that the dialog will be/has
   been replaced or joined.  A 409 Conflict response is returned if the
   chosen appearance number is invalid, and an immediate NOTIFY should
   be sent to the UA.

   An Appearance Agent receiving a PUBLISH without an appearance number
   and without the 'shared' event package parameter checks to see if the
   dialog already has an appearance number assigned to it.  If it does,
   it replies with 200 OK and updates the dialog information.  If it
   does not, the Appearance Agent assigns an available appearance
   number, returns a 200 OK and NOTIFYs the other UAs in the group.

      Note that this case could be a shared appearance unaware UA or a
      UA that does not care what appearance number is used for the
      dialog.

   An Appearance Agent receiving a PUBLISH without an appearance number
   but with the 'shared' event package parameter present interprets this
   as a request by the UA to not assign an appearance number.  If the
   Appearance Agent policy does not allow this, a 409 Conflict response
   is returned.  If policy does allow this, a 200 OK response is
   returned and no appearance number is allocated.

   The Appearance Agent controls the rate of dialog state publication
   using the Expires header field in 200 OK responses to PUBLISH
   requests.  The Appearance Agent MAY vary the expiration interval
   depending on the type of publication, or, an Appearance Agent MAY
   just use the same interval for all publications.  For publications of



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   trying, alerting, or connected state, an interval of 3 minutes is
   RECOMMENDED.

   During dynamic situations, such as during a call pickup or join
   action, the Appearance Agent MAY choose to implement rate limiting to
   reduce the amount of notification traffic.  For example, an
   Appearance Agent may choose not to generate immediate NOTIFYs upon
   receipt of PUBLISHes.  Instead, a single NOTIFY can convey the
   effects of a number of PUBLISHes, thus reducing the NOTIFY traffic
   within the group.

   If an INVITE is sent and no appearance number is available, the proxy
   MAY reject the INVITE with a 403 Forbidden response code.


6.  XML Schema Definition

   The 'appearance', 'joined-dialog', 'replaced-dialog', and 'exclusive'
   elements are defined within a new XML namespace URI.  This namespace
   is "urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:sa-dialog-info".  The schema for these
   elements is:






























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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
  <xs:schema
    targetNamespace="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:sa-dialog-info-info"
    xmlns="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:sa-dialog-info"
    xmlns:xs="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema"
    elementFormDefault="qualified">


   <xs:element name="joined-dialog" minOccurs="0" maxOccurs="unbounded">
          <xs:complexType>
            <xs:attribute name="call-id" type="xs:string"
              use="mandatory"/>
            <xs:attribute name="local-tag" type="xs:string"
              use="mandatory"/>
            <xs:attribute name="remote-tag" type="xs:string"
              use="mandatory"/>
           </xs:complexType>
        </xs:element>

   <xs:element name="replaced-dialog" minOccurs="0" maxOccurs="unbounded">
          <xs:complexType>
            <xs:attribute name="call-id" type="xs:string"
              use="mandatory"/>
            <xs:attribute name="local-tag" type="xs:string"
              use="mandatory"/>
            <xs:attribute name="remote-tag" type="xs:string"
              use="mandatory"/>
           </xs:complexType>
        </xs:element>

        <xs:element name="appearance" minOccurs="0" maxOccurs="1">
          <xs:simpleType type="xs:integer">
          </xs:simpleType>
        </xs:element>

        <xs:element name="exclusive" minOccurs="0" maxOccurs="1">
         <xs:simpleType type="xs:boolean">
         </xs:simpleType>
        </xs:element>
  </xs:schema>



7.  User Interface Considerations

   The "appearance number" allocated to a call is an important concept
   that enables calls to be handled by multiple devices with
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   see a consistent model.  Careful treatment of the appearance number
   is essential to meet the expectations of the users.  Also, rendering
   the correct call/appearance state to users is also important.

7.1.  Appearance Number Rendering

   Since different UAs have different user interface capabilities, it is
   usual to find that some UAs have restrictions that others do not.
   Perfect interoperability across all UAs is clearly not possible, but
   by careful design, interoperability up to the limits of each UA can
   be achieved.

   The following guidelines suggest how the appearance number should be
   handled in three typical user interface implementations.

7.1.1.  Single Appearance UAs

   These devices are constrained by only having the capability of
   displaying status indications for a single appearance.  Despite this,
   it is important that devices of this type do not ignore the
   appearance number.  The UA should still send messages annotated with
   an appropriate appearance number (i.e. "0").  Any call indications
   for appearances other than for number "0" should be rejected with a
   486 or 480 response.

7.1.2.  Dual Appearance UAs

   These devices are essentially single appearance phones that implement
   call waiting.  They have a very simple user interface that allows
   them to switch between two appearances (toggle or flash hook) and
   perhaps audible tones to indicate the status of the other appearance.

7.1.3.  Shared Appearance UAs with Fixed Appearance Number

   This UA is the typical 'business-class' hard-phone.  A number of
   appearances are typically configured statically and labeled on
   buttons, and calls may be managed using these configured appearances.
   Any calls outside this range should be ignored, and not mapped to a
   free button.  Users of these devices often select specific appearance
   numbers for outgoing calls, and the UA will need to select the
   appearance number and wait for confirmation from the Appearance Agent
   before proceeding with calls.

7.1.4.  Shared Appearance UAs with Variable Appearance Number

   This UA is typically a soft-phone or graphically rich user interface
   hard-phone.  In these cases, even the idea of an appearance index may
   seem unnecessary.  However, for these phones to be able to interwork



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   successfully with other phone types, it is important that they still
   use the appearance index to govern the order of appearance of calls
   in progress.  No specific guidance on presentation is given except
   that the order should be consistent.  Thought should also be given to
   how an appearance number that has no call associated with it should
   be rendered to the user.  These devices can typically make calls
   without waiting for confirmation from the Appearance Agent on the
   appearance number.

   The problems faced by each style of user interface are readily seen
   in this example:

   1.  A call arrives at the shared appearance group, and is assigned an
       appearance number of 0.  All UAs should be able to render to the
       user the arrival of this call.
   2.  Another call arrives at the shared appearance group, and is
       assigned an appearance number of 1.  The single appearance UA
       should not present this call to the user.  Other user agents
       should have no problems presenting this call distinctly from the
       first call.
   3.  The first call clears, releasing appearance number "0".  The
       single appearance UA should now be indicating no calls since it
       is unable to manage calls other than on the first appearance.
       Both shared appearance UAs should clearly show that appearance
       number 0 is now free, but that there is still a call on
       appearance number 1.
   4.  A third call arrives, and is assigned the appearance number of 0.
       All UAs should be able to render the arrival of this new call to
       the user.  Multiple appearnce UAs should continue to indicate the
       presence of the second call, and should also ensure that the
       presentation order is related to the appearance number and not
       the order of call arrival.

7.2.  Call State Rendering

   UAs that implement the shared appearance feature typically have a
   user interface that provides the state of other appearances in the
   group.  As dialog state NOTIFYs from the Appearance Agent are
   processed, this information can be rendered.  Even the simplest user
   interface typically has three states: idle, active, and hold.  The
   idle state, usually indicated by lamp off, is indicated for an
   appearance when the appearance number is not associated with any
   dialogs, as reported by the Appearance Agent.  The active state,
   usually indicated by a lamp on, is indicated by an appearance number
   being associated with at least one dialog, as reported by the
   Appearance Agent.  The hold state, often indicated by a blinking
   lamp, means the call state from the perspective of the UA in the
   shared appearance group is hold.  This can be determined by the



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   presence of the "sip+rendering=no" feature tag [RFC3840] with the
   local target URI.  Note that the hold state of the remote target URI
   is not relevant to this display.  For joined dialogs, the state is
   rendered as hold only if all local target URIs are indicated with the
   "sip+rendering=no" feature tag.


8.  Interop with non-Shared Appearance UAs

   EDITOR'S NOTE: This section needs to be reviewed in light of recent
   changes in the specification.

   It is desirable to allow a basic UA that does not directly support
   shared appearance to be part of a shared appearance group.  To
   support this the Proxy must collaborate with the Appearance Agent.
   This is not required in the basic shared appearance architecture,
   consequently shared appearance interop with non-shared appearance UAs
   will not be available in all shared appearance deployments.

   First, a UA which does not support dialog events or the shared
   appearance feature will be discussed.  Then, a UA which does support
   dialog events but not the shared appearance feature will be
   discussed.

8.1.  Appearance Assignment

   A UA that has no knowledge of appearances must have appearance
   numbers assigned by the Appearance Agent for both incoming and
   outgoing calls.  If the non-shared appearance UA does not support
   Join or Replaces, all dialogs could be marked "exclusive" to indicate
   that these options are not available.

8.2.  Appearance Release

   In all cases the Appearance Agent must be aware of dialog lifetime to
   release appearances back into the group.

   It is also desirable that any dialog state changes (such as hold,
   etc) be made available to other UAs in the group through the Dialog
   Event Package.  If the Appearance Agent includes a proxy which
   Record-Routes for dialogs from the non-shared appearance aware UA,
   the Appearance Agent will know about the state of dialogs including
   hold, etc.  This information could be determined from inspection of
   INVITE and re-INVITE messages and added to the dialog information
   conveyed to other UAs.






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8.3.  UAs Supporting Dialog Events but Not Shared Appearance

   Interoperability with UAs which support dialog events but not the
   shared appearance feature is more straightforward.  As before, all
   appearance number assignment must be done by the Appearance Agent.
   This type of UA will be detected by the Appearance Agent by the
   absence of the ma event parameter in SUBSCRIBE or PUBLISH messages.
   The Appearance Agent can include appearance information in NOTIFYs -
   this UA will simply ignore this extra information.  This type of UA
   will ignore appearance number limitations and may attempt to Join or
   Replace dialogs marked exclusive.  As a result, the Proxy or UAs may
   need to reject such requests.

   The need for close cooperation between the Proxy and the Appearance
   Agent is not needed as the Appearance Agent will learn about all
   dialogs from the UA itself.


9.  Provisioning Considerations

   TBD.


10.  Example Message Flows

   The next section shows call flow and message examples.  The flows and
   descriptions are non-normative.

10.1.  Registration and Subscription

   Bob and Alice are in an appearance group identified by Alice's AOR.
   Bob REGISTERs using contact sip:bob@ua2.example.com.  Alice REGISTERs
   with contact sip:alice@ua1.example.com.

   User Agents for Alice and Bob subscribe to the dialog package for the
   appearance AOR and publish dialog state to the Appearance Agent.
   Message exchanges between the Registrar, Appearance Agent, Alice, and
   Bob are shown below.  The call flow examples below do not show the
   authentication of subscriptions, publications, and notifications.  It
   should be noted that for security purposes, all subscriptions must be
   authorized before the same is accepted.

   Also note that registrations and subscriptions must all be refreshed
   by Alice at intervals determined by the expiration intervals returned
   by the Registrar or Appearance Agent.

  Registrar     Appearance Agent          Alice
  |                    |                    |



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  |                    |                    |
  |<--------------------------- REGISTER F1<|
  |                    |                    |
  |>F2 200 OK ----------------------------->|
  |                    |                    |
  |                    |<----- SUBSCRIBE F3<|
  |                    |                    |
  |                    |>F4 202 Accepted -->|
  |                    |                    |
  |                    |>F5 NOTIFY -------->|
  |                    |                    |
  |                    |<-------- 200 OK F6<|
  |                    |                    |

  Figure 2.

  F1-F2: Alice registers AOR with contact: <sip:alice@ua1.example.com>

  F1 Alice ----> Registrar

  REGISTER sip:registrar.example.com SIP/2.0
  Via: SIP/2.0/UDP ua1.example.com;branch=z9hG4bK527b54da8ACC7B09
  From: <sip:alice@example.com>;tag=CDF9A668-909E2BDD
  To: <sip:alice@example.com>
  CSeq: 2 REGISTER
  Call-ID: d3281184-518783de-cc23d6bb@ua1.example.com
  Contact: <sip:alice@ua1.example.com>
  Max-Forwards: 70
  Expires: 3600
  Content-Length: 0


  F2 Registrar ----> Alice

  SIP/2.0 200 OK
  Via: SIP/2.0/UDP ua1.example.com;branch=z9hG4bKfbf176ef7F1D5FA2
  CSeq: 2 REGISTER
  Call-ID: d3281184-518783de-cc23d6bb@ua1.example.com
  From: <sip:alice@example.com>;tag=CDF9A668-909E2BDD
  To: <sip:alice@example.com>;tag=1664573879820199
  Contact:  <sip:alice@ua1.example.com>
  Expires:  3600
  Content-Length: 0


  F3 to F6: Alice also subscribes to the events associated with the
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  F3 Alice ----> Appearance Agent

  SUBSCRIBE sip:alice@example.com SIP/2.0
  Via: SIP/2.0/UDP ua1.example.com;branch=z9hG4bKf10fac97E7A76D6A
  From: <sip:alice@example.com>;tag=925A3CAD-CEBB276E
  To: <sip:alice@example.com>
  CSeq: 1 SUBSCRIBE
  Call-ID: ef4704d9-bb68aa0b-474c9d94@ua1.example.com
  Contact: <sip:alice@ua1.example.com>
  Event: dialog;shared
  Accept: application/dialog-info+xml
  Max-Forwards: 70
  Expires: 3700
  Content-Length: 0


  F4 Appearance Agent ----> Alice

  SIP/2.0 202 Accepted
  Via: SIP/2.0/UDP ua1.example.com;branch=z9hG4bKf10fac97E7A76D6A
  CSeq: 1 SUBSCRIBE
  Call-ID: ef4704d9-bb68aa0b-474c9d94@ua1.example.com
  From: <sip:alice@example.com>;tag=925A3CAD-CEBB276E
  To: <sip:alice@example.com>;tag=1636248422222257
  Allow-Events: dialog
  Expires: 3700
  Contact: <sip:appearance-agent@stateagent.example.com>
  Content-Length: 0


  F5 Appearance Agent ----> Alice

  NOTIFY sip:alice@ua1.example.com SIP/2.0
  From: <sip:alice@example.com>;tag=1636248422222257
  To: <sip:alice@example.com>;tag=925A3CAD-CEBB276E
  Call-ID: ef4704d9-bb68aa0b-474c9d94@ua1.example.com
  CSeq: 2 NOTIFY
  Via: SIP/2.0/UDP stateagent.example.com;branch=z9hG4bK1846984327225734
  Max-Forwards: 70
  Content-Type: application/dialog-info+xml
  Event: dialog;shared
  Subscription-State: active
  Contact: <sip:appearance-agent@stateagent.example.com>
  Content-Length: ...

  <?xml version="1.0"?>
  <dialog-info xmlns="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:dialog-info"
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               state="full"
               entity="sip:alice@example.com">
  </dialog-info>


  F6 Alice ----> Appearance Agent

  SIP/2.0 200 OK
  Via: SIP/2.0/UDP stateagent.example.com;branch=z9hG4bK1846984327225734
  From: <sip:alice@example.com>;tag=1636248422222257
  To: <sip:alice@example.com>;tag=925A3CAD-CEBB276E
  CSeq: 2 NOTIFY
  Call-ID: ef4704d9-bb68aa0b-474c9d94@ua1.example.com
  Contact: <sip:alice@ua1.example.com>
  Event: dialog;shared
  Content-Length: 0


10.2.  Appearance Selection for Incoming Call

   In the call flow below Bob and Alice are in an appearance group.
   Carol places a call to the appearance group AOR.  The Appearance
   Agent sends NOTIFYs to Alice and Bob telling them what appearance the
   call is using.  Both Alice and Bob's devices are alerted of the
   incoming call.  Bob answers the call.  He then places Carol on hold.
   Alice picks up the held call and has a established session with
   Carol.  Finally, Carol terminates the session.

   Note that it is possible that both Alice and Bob answer the call and
   send 200 OK responses to Carol.  Alice and Bob will also both publish
   to the Appearance Agent indicating that the selected appearance is in
   use by their respective dialogs.  The Appearance Agent can detect
   this since the Call-ID and remote-tag will be the same in both
   publications and should allow this for a period of time.  It is up to
   Carol to resolve this situation.  Typically, Carol will send ACKs to
   both 200 OKs but send a BYE to terminate one of the dialogs.  As a
   result, either Alice or Bob will receive the BYE and publish that
   their dialog is over.  However, if Carol answers both Alice and Bob
   and keeps both dialogs active, then the Appearance Agent will need to
   resolve the situation by moving either Alice or Bob's dialog to a
   different appearance.

      OPEN ISSUE: What if Carol answers both calls and then performs
      local mixing?  In this case, Alice and Bob are effectively using
      the same appearance and the Appearance Agent does not need to move
      one of the dialogs.  However, how does anyone know besides Carol
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   All NOTIFY messages in the call flow below carry dialog events and
   only dialog states are mentioned for simplicity.  For brevity, the
   details of some messages are not shown below.

              Forking     Appearance
   Carol      Proxy         Agent         Alice      Bob
   |            |             |             |         |
   |>F1 INVITE >|             |             |         |
   |            |< - - - - - >|             |         |
   |            |             |>F2 NOTIFY ----------->|
   |            |             |             |         |
   |            |             |<F3 200 OK -----------<|
   |            |             |             |         |
   |            |             |>F4 NOTIFY ->|         |
   |            |             |             |         |
   |            |             |<-200 OK F5-<|         |
   |<- 100 F6 -<|             |             |         |
   |            |>F7 INVITE (appearance=1) ---------->|
   |            |             |             |         |
   |            |>F8 INVITE (appearance=1) >|         |
   |            |             |             |         |
   |            |<-------------------- Ringing 180 F9<|
   |< 180 F10 -<|             |             |         |
   |            |<--------- 180 Ringing F11<|         |
   |< 180 F12 -<|             |             |         |
   |            |             |             |         |
   |            |<------------------------ 200 OK F13<|
   |< 200 F14 -<|             |             |         |
   |            |             |<--------- PUBLISH F15<|
   |            |             |             |         |
   |            |             |>F16 200 OK ---------->|
   |            |             |             |         |
   |            |>F17 CANCEL -------------->|         |
   |            |             |             |         |
   |            |<-------------- 200 OK F18<|         |
   |            |             |             |         |
   |            |<Request Cancelled 487 F19<|         |
   |            |             |             |         |
   |            |>F20 ACK ----------------->|         |
   |>F21 ACK -->|             |             |         |
   |            |>F22 ACK --------------------------->|
   |            |             |             |         |
   |<=============Both way RTP established===========>|
   |            |             |             |         |
   |            |             |>F23 NOTIFY >|         |
   |            |             |             |         |
   |            |             |<- 200 F24 -<|         |
   |            |             |             |         |



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   |            |             |>F25 NOTIFY ---------->|
   |            |             |             |         |
   |            |             |<F26 200 OK ----------<|
   |            |             |                       |

   Figure 3.


   F4 Appearance Agent ----> Alice

   NOTIFY sip:alice@ua1.example.com SIP/2.0
   From: <sip:alice@example.com>;tag=151702541050937
   To: <sip:alice@example.com>;tag=18433323-C3D237CE
   Call-ID: 1e361d2f-a9f51109-bafe31d4@ua1.example.com
   CSeq: 12 NOTIFY
   Via: SIP/2.0/UDP stateagent.example.com;branch=z9hG4bK14031499568413
   Max-Forwards: 70
   Content-Type: application/dialog-info+xml
   Event: dialog;shared
   Subscription-State: active
   Contact: <sip:appearance-agent@stateagent.example.com>
   Content-Length: ...

   <?xml version="1.0"?>
   <dialog-info xmlns="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:dialog-info"
                xmlns:sa="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:sa-dialog-info"
                version="13"
                state="partial"
                entity="sip:alice@example.com">
      <dialog id="2a7294823093f5274e3fd2ec54a2d76c"
           call-id="14-1541707345@example.com"
           remote-tag="44BAD75D-E3128D42"
           direction="recipient">
         <sa:appearance>1</appearance>
         <state>trying</state>
         <remote>
           <identity>sip:carol@ua.example.com</identity>
         </remote>
      </dialog>
   </dialog-info>


   F7 Proxy ----> Bob

   INVITE sip:alice@ua3.example.com SIP/2.0
   Via: SIP/2.0/UDP ua3.example.com;branch=z9hG4bK4324ea695b5B376A
   Via: SIP/2.0/UDP proxy.example.com;branch=z9hG4bK38432ji
   From: <sip:carol@example.com>;tag=44BAD75D-E3128D42



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   To: <sip:alice@example.com>
   CSeq: 106 INVITE
   Call-ID: 14-1541707345@example.com
   Contact: <sip:carol@ua3.example.com>
   Max-Forwards: 69
   Alert-Info: <file://ring.pcm>;alert=normal;appearance=1
   Content-Type: application/sdp
   Content-Length: 223

   v=0
   o=- 1102980499 1102980499 IN IP4 ua3.example.com
   s=
   c=IN IP4 ua3.example.com
   t=0 0
   a=sendrecv
   m=audio 2238 RTP/AVP 0 8 101
   a=rtpmap:0 PCMU/8000
   a=rtpmap:8 PCMA/8000
   a=rtpmap:101 telephone-event/8000


   F8 Proxy ----> Alice

   INVITE sip:alice@ua1.example.com SIP/2.0
   Via: SIP/2.0/UDP ua3.example.com;branch=z9hG4bK4324ea695b5B376A
   Via: SIP/2.0/UDP proxy.example.com;branch=z9hG4bK348281
   From: <sip:carol@example.com>;tag=44BAD75D-E3128D42
   To: <sip:alice@example.com>
   CSeq: 106 INVITE
   Call-ID: 14-1541707345@example.com
   Contact: <sip:carol@ua3.example.com>
   Max-Forwards: 69
   Alert-Info: <file://ring.pcm>;alert=normal;appearance=1
   Content-Type: application/sdp
   Content-Length: 223

   v=0
   o=- 1102980499 1102980499 IN IP4 ua3.example.com
   s=
   c=IN IP4 ua3.example.com
   t=0 0
   a=sendrecv
   m=audio 2238 RTP/AVP 0 8 101
   a=rtpmap:0 PCMU/8000
   a=rtpmap:8 PCMA/8000
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   F15: Bob notifies the Appearance Agent with dialog state
   payload indicating the dialog in confirmed state. Appearance
   Agent notifies Alice of the status of the dialog at Bob.

   F15 Bob ----> Appearance Agent

   PUBLILSH sip:appearance-agent@example.com SIP/2.0
   Via: SIP/2.0/UDP ua2.example.com;branch=z9hG4bK58a0dd68C2D63263
   From: <sip:bob@example.com>;tag=558C18F7-DB9DF7BC
   To: <sip:alice@example.com>;tag=1894685100249086
   CSeq: 14 PUBLISH
   Call-ID: 77-505889516@example.com
   Contact: <sip:bob@ua2.example.com>
   Event: dialog;shared
   Max-Forwards: 70
   Content-Type: application/dialog-info+xml
   Content-Length: ...

   <?xml version="1.0"?>
   <dialog-info xmlns="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:dialog-info"
          xmlns:sa="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:sa-dialog-info"
          version="13"
          state="partial"
          entity="sip:alice@example.com">
      <dialog id="ida0f8dc17"
           call-id="14-1541707345@example.com"
           local-tag="44BAD75D-E3128D42"
           remote-tag="d3b06488-1dd1-11b2-88c5-b03162323164+d3e48f4c"
           direction="recipient">
         <sa:appearance>1</appearance>
         <sa:exclusive>false</exclusive>
         <state>confirmed</state>
         <local>
           <target uri="sip:alice@ua1.example.com">
               <param pname="+sip.rendering" pval="yes"/>
           </target>
         </local>
         <remote>
           <identity>sip:carol@ua.example.com</identity>
         </remote>
      </dialog>
   </dialog-info>

10.3.  Outgoing Call with Without Appearance Pre-Selection

   In this scenario, Bob's UA places a call without first selecting an
   appearance number.  After sending the INVITE, Bob sends out a dialog
   event PUBLISH with state (trying) but does not include an appearance



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   number or the 'shared' dialog event parameter.  As a result, the
   Appearance agent treats the publish as if it were sent by an shared
   appearance-unaware UA and assigns an appearance number for it.  The
   NOTIFY from the appearance agent tells Bob what appearance number to
   use.  Bob also publishes on receipt of the 180 Ringing and 200 OK
   responses.  Note that NOTIFYs F16 and F25 do not tell Bob any new
   information and could be suppressed by the Appearance Agent.

Carol        Proxy           Alice     Appearance Agent         Bob
|              |               |              |                  |
|              |               |              |                  |
|              |<------------------------------------- INVITE F1<|
|              |               |              |                  |
|              |>F2 100 Trying --------------------------------->|
|<-- INVITE F3<|               |              |                  |
|              |               |              |<----- PUBLISH F4<|
|              |               |              |                  |
|              |               |              |>F5 200 OK ------>|
|              |               |<-- NOTIFY F6<|                  |
|              |               |              |                  |
|              |               |>F7 200 OK -->|                  |
|              |               |              |------- NOTIFY F8>|
|              |               |              |                  |
|              |               |              |<F9 200 OK ------<|
|>F10 180  --->|               |              |                  |
|              |>F11 180 Ringing ------------------------------->|
|              |               |              |                  |
|              |               |              |<---- PUBLISH F12<|
|              |               |              |                  |
|              |               |              |>F13 200 OK ----->|
|              |               |<- NOTIFY F14<|                  |
|              |               |              |                  |
|              |               |>F15 200 OK ->|                  |
|              |               |              |------ NOTIFY F16>|
|              |               |              |                  |
|              |               |              |<F17 200 OK -----<|
|>F18 200 OK ->|               |              |                  |
|              |>F19 200 OK ------------------------------------>|
|              |               |              |                  |
|              |               |              |<---- PUBLISH F20<|
|              |               |              |                  |
|              |               |              |>F21 200 OK ----->|
|              |               |              |                  |
|              |<--------------------------------------- ACK F22<|
|<---- ACK F23<|               |              |                  |
|              |               |              |                  |
|<================= Both way RTP established ===================>|
|              |               |              |                  |



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|              |               |<- NOTIFY F24<|                  |
|              |               |              |                  |
|              |               |>F25 200 OK ->|                  |
|              |               |              |------ NOTIFY F26>|
|              |               |              |                  |
|              |               |              |<F27 200 OK -----<|
|              |               |              |                  |

Figure 4.


F1 Bob ----> Proxy

INVITE sip:carol@example.com SIP/2.0
Via: SIP/2.0/UDP ua2.example.com;branch=z9hG4bK98c87c52123A08BF
From: <sip:bob@example.com>;tag=15A3DE7C-9283203B
To: <sip:carol@example.com>
CSeq: 1 INVITE
Call-ID: f3b3cbd0-a2c5775e-5df9f8d5@ua2.example.com
Contact: <sip:bob@ua2.example.com>
Max-Forwards: 70
Content-Type: application/sdp
Content-Length: 223

v=0
o=- 1102980499 1102980499 IN IP4 ua2.example.com
s=IP SIP UA
c=IN IP4 ua2.example.com
t=0 0
a=sendrecv
m=audio 2236 RTP/AVP 0 8 101
a=rtpmap:0 PCMU/8000
a=rtpmap:8 PCMA/8000
a=rtpmap:101 telephone-event/8000


F4 Bob ----> Appearance Agent

PUBLISH sip:appearance-agent@example.com SIP/2.0
Via: SIP/2.0/UDP ua2.example.com;branch=z9hG4bK61314d6446383E79
From: <sip:bob@example.com>;tag=44150CC6-A7B7919D
To: <sip:appearance-agent@example.com>;tag=428765950880801
CSeq: 7 PUBLISH
Call-ID: 144-1289338424@example.com
Contact: <sip:bob@ua2.example.com>
Event: dialog
Max-Forwards: 70
Content-Type: application/dialog-info+xml



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Content-Length: ...

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<dialog-info xmlns="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:dialog-info"
             xmlns:sa="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:sa-dialog-info"
             version="6"
             state="partial"
             entity="sip:alice@example.com">
    <dialog id="id3d4f9c83" direction="initiator">
        <sa:exclusive>false</exclusive>
        <state>trying</state>
        <local>
            <target uri="sip:bob@ua2.example.com">
            </target>
        </local>
    </dialog>
</dialog-info>


F5 Appearance Agent ----> Bob

SIP/2.0 200 OK
Via: SIP/2.0/UDP ua2.example.com;branch=z9hG4bK61314d6446383E79
CSeq: 7 PUBLISH
Call-ID: 144-1289338424@example.com
From: <sip:bob@example.com>;tag=44150CC6-A7B7919D
To: <sip:appearance-agent@example.com>;tag=428765950880801
Allow-Events: dialog
Contact: <sip:appearance-agent@stateagent.example.com>
Expires: 60
Content-Length: 0


F8 Appearance Agent ----> Bob

NOTIFY sip:bob@ua1.example.com SIP/2.0
From: <sip:bob@example.com>;tag=497585728578386
To: <sip:bob@example.com>;tag=633618CF-B9C2EDA4
Call-ID: a7d559db-d6d7dcad-311c9e3a@ua1.example.com
CSeq: 7 NOTIFY
Via: SIP/2.0/UDP stateagent.example.com;branch=z9hG4bK1711759878512309
Max-Forwards: 70
Content-Type: application/dialog-info+xml
Event: dialog;shared
Subscription-State: active
Contact: <sip:appearance-agent@stateagent.example.com>
Content-Length: ...




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<?xml version="1.0"?>
<dialog-info xmlns="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:dialog-info"
             xmlns:sa="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:sa-dialog-info"
             version="27"
             state="partial"
             entity="sip:alice@example.com">
    <dialog id="fa02538339df3ce597f9e3e3699e28fc" direction="initiator">
            <sa:appearance>0</appearance>
            <sa:exclusive>false</exclusive>
               <state>trying</state>
                <local>
                    <target uri="sip:bob@ua2.example.com">
                    </target>
                   </local>
        </dialog>
</dialog-info>


F9 Bob ----> Appearance Agent

SIP/2.0 200 OK
Via: SIP/2.0/UDP stateagent.example.com;branch=z9hG4bK1711759878512309
From: <sip:bob@example.com>;tag=497585728578386
To: <sip:bob@example.com>;tag=633618CF-B9C2EDA4
CSeq: 7 NOTIFY
Call-ID: a7d559db-d6d7dcad-311c9e3a@ua1.example.com
Contact: <sip:bob@ua1.example.com>
Event: dialog;shared
Content-Length: 0


F20 Bob ----> Appearance Agent

PUBLISH sip:appearance-agent@example.com SIP/2.0
Via: SIP/2.0/UDP ua2.example.com;branch=z9hG4bKa39d3f69D4E20602
From: <sip:bob@example.com>;tag=44150CC6-A7B7919D
To: <sip:appearance-agent@example.com>;tag=428765950880801
CSeq: 9 PUBLISH
Call-ID: 144-1289338424@example.com
Contact: <sip:bob@ua2.example.com>
Event: dialog;shared
Max-Forwards: 70
Content-Type: application/dialog-info+xml
Content-Length: ...

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<dialog-info xmlns="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:dialog-info"
             xmlns:sa="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:sa-dialog-info"



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             version="8"
             state="partial"
             entity="sip:alice@example.com">
    <dialog id="id3d4f9c83"
            call-id="f3b3cbd0-a2c5775e-5df9f8d5@ua2.example.com"
            local-tag="15A3DE7C-9283203B"
            remote-tag="65a98f7c-1dd2-11b2-88c6-b03162323164+65a98f7c"
            direction="initiator">
          <state>confirmed</state>
          <sa:appearance>0</appearance>
          <sa:exclusive>false</exclusive>
          <local>
            <target uri="sip:bob@ua2.example.com">
               <param pname="+sip.rendering" pval="yes"/>
            </target>
          </local>
          <remote>
            <identity>sip:carol@example.com</identity>
              <target uri="sip:carol@example.com" />
          </remote>
    </dialog>
</dialog-info>


10.4.  Outgoing Call with Appearance Selection

   In this scenario, Bob's UA sends out a dialog event PUBLISH with
   state (trying) selecting an appearance number before sending the
   INVITE.  After receiving the 200 OK from the Appearance Agent
   confirming the appearance number, Bob's UA sends the INVITE to Carol
   and establishes a session.  For brevity, details of some of the
   messages are not included in the message flows.

   Carol        Proxy           Alice     Appearance Agent         Bob
   |              |               |              |                  |
   |              |               |              |<----- PUBLISH F1<|
   |              |               |              |                  |
   |              |               |              |>F2 200 OK ------>|
   |              |               |              |                  |
   |              |<------------------------------------- INVITE F3<|
   |              |               |              |                  |
   |              |>F4 100 Trying --------------------------------->|
   |<-- INVITE F5<|               |              |                  |
   |              |               |<-- NOTIFY F6<|                  |
   |              |               |              |                  |
   |              |               |>F7 200 OK -->|                  |
   |              |               |              |------- NOTIFY F8>|
   |              |               |              |                  |



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   |              |               |              |<F9 200 OK ------<|
   |>F10 180  --->|               |              |                  |
   |              |>F11 180 Ringing ------------------------------->|
   |              |               |              |                  |
   |              |               |              |<---- PUBLISH F12<|
   |              |               |              |                  |
   |              |               |              |>F13 200 OK ----->|
   |              |               |<- NOTIFY F14<|                  |
   |              |               |              |                  |
   |              |               |>F15 200 OK ->|                  |
   |              |               |              |------ NOTIFY F16>|
   |              |               |              |                  |
   |              |               |              |<F17 200 OK -----<|
   |>F18 200 OK ->|               |              |                  |
   |              |>F19 200 OK ------------------------------------>|
   |              |               |              |                  |
   |              |               |              |<---- PUBLISH F20<|
   |              |               |              |                  |
   |              |               |              |>F21 200 OK ----->|
   |              |               |              |                  |
   |              |<--------------------------------------- ACK F22<|
   |<---- ACK F23<|               |              |                  |
   |              |               |              |                  |
   |<================= Both way RTP established ===================>|
   |              |               |              |                  |
   |              |               |<- NOTIFY F24<|                  |
   |              |               |              |                  |
   |              |               |>F25 200 OK ->|                  |
   |              |               |              |------ NOTIFY F26>|
   |              |               |              |                  |
   |              |               |              |<F27 200 OK -----<|
   |              |               |              |                  |

   Figure 5.

   F1 to F4: Bob uses the shared appearance appearance of Alice on his
   UA to place an outgoing call (e.g., he goes off-hook).  Before
   sending the outgoing INVITE request, Bob publishes to the state agent
   that Alice line appearance is in (trying) state.  The Appearance
   Agent notifies Alice of the same event by forwarding the NOTIFY
   payload provided by Bob after appropriately changing the dialog id
   field in the XML payload to a unique value towards each of the
   entities it is forwarding to (Alice in this example).  Note the
   shortened expiration interval in F2 of 60 seconds.  As long as Bob is
   using the appearance number, he must refresh the publication every 60
   seconds or loose the appearance.





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F1 Bob ----> Appearance Agent

PUBLISH sip:appearance-agent@example.com SIP/2.0
Via: SIP/2.0/UDP ua2.example.com;branch=z9hG4bK61314d6446383E79
From: <sip:bob@example.com>;tag=44150CC6-A7B7919D
To: <sip:appearance-agent@example.com>;tag=428765950880801
CSeq: 7 PUBLISH
Call-ID: 144-1289338424@example.com
Contact: <sip:bob@ua2.example.com>
Event: dialog;shared
Max-Forwards: 70
Content-Type: application/dialog-info+xml
Content-Length: ...

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<dialog-info xmlns="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:dialog-info"
             xmlns:sa="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:sa-dialog-info"
             version="6"
             state="partial"
             entity="sip:alice@example.com">
    <dialog id="id3d4f9c83" direction="initiator">
        <sa:appearance>0</appearance>
        <sa:exclusive>false</exclusive>
        <state>trying</state>
        <local>
            <target uri="sip:bob@ua2.example.com">
            </target>
        </local>
    </dialog>
</dialog-info>


F2 Appearance Agent ----> Bob

SIP/2.0 200 OK
Via: SIP/2.0/UDP ua2.example.com;branch=z9hG4bK61314d6446383E79
CSeq: 7 PUBLISH
Call-ID: 144-1289338424@example.com
From: <sip:bob@example.com>;tag=44150CC6-A7B7919D
To: <sip:appearance-agent@example.com>;tag=428765950880801
Allow-Events: dialog
Contact: <sip:appearance-agent@stateagent.example.com>
Expires: 60
Content-Length: 0


F8 Appearance Agent ----> Bob




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NOTIFY sip:bob@ua1.example.com SIP/2.0
From: <sip:alice@example.com>;tag=497585728578386
To: <sip:bob@example.com>;tag=633618CF-B9C2EDA4
Call-ID: a7d559db-d6d7dcad-311c9e3a@ua1.example.com
CSeq: 7 NOTIFY
Via: SIP/2.0/UDP stateagent.example.com;branch=z9hG4bK1711759878512309
Max-Forwards: 70
Content-Type: application/dialog-info+xml
Event: dialog;shared
Subscription-State: active
Contact: <sip:appearance-agent@stateagent.example.com>
Content-Length: ...

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<dialog-info xmlns="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:dialog-info"
             xmlns:sa="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:sa-dialog-info"
             version="27"
             state="partial"
             entity="sip:alice@example.com">
    <dialog id="fa02538339df3ce597f9e3e3699e28fc" direction="initiator">
            <sa:appearance>0</appearance>
            <sa:exclusive>false</exclusive>
               <state>trying</state>
                <local>
                    <target uri="sip:bob@ua2.example.com">
                    </target>
                   </local>
        </dialog>
</dialog-info>


F9 Bob ----> Appearance Agent

SIP/2.0 200 OK
Via: SIP/2.0/UDP stateagent.example.com;branch=z9hG4bK1711759878512309
From: <sip:alice@example.com>;tag=497585728578386
To: <sip:bob@example.com>;tag=633618CF-B9C2EDA4
CSeq: 7 NOTIFY
Call-ID: a7d559db-d6d7dcad-311c9e3a@ua1.example.com
Contact: <sip:bob@ua1.example.com>
Event: dialog;shared
Content-Length: 0









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10.5.  Outgoing Call without using an Appearance Number

   In this scenario, Bob's UA sends out a dialog event PUBLISH with
   state (trying) indicating that he does not want to utilize an
   appearance number for this dialog.  The PUBLISH does not have an
   appearance element but does have the 'shared' dialog event parameter.
   As a result, the Appearance Agent knows the UA does not wish to use
   an appearance number for this call.  If the Appearance Agent does not
   wish to allow this, it would reject the PUBLISH with a 409 Conflict
   response and the UA would know to re-PUBLISH selecting an appearance
   number.

   Carol        Proxy           Alice     Appearance Agent         Bob
   |              |               |              |                  |
   |              |               |              |<----- PUBLISH F1<|
   |              |               |              |                  |
   |              |               |              |>F2 200 OK ------>|
   |              |               |              |                  |
   |              |<------------------------------------- INVITE F3<|
   |              |               |              |                  |
   |              |>F4 100 Trying --------------------------------->|
   |<-- INVITE F5<|               |              |                  |
   |              |               |<-- NOTIFY F6<|                  |
   |              |               |              |                  |
   |              |               |>F7 200 OK -->|                  |
   |              |               |              |------- NOTIFY F8>|
   |              |               |              |                  |
   |              |               |              |<F9 200 OK ------<|
   |>F10 180  --->|               |              |                  |
   |              |>F11 180 Ringing ------------------------------->|
   |              |               |              |                  |
   |              |               |              |<---- PUBLISH F12<|
   |              |               |              |                  |
   |              |               |              |>F13 200 OK ----->|
   |              |               |<- NOTIFY F14<|                  |
   |              |               |              |                  |
   |              |               |>F15 200 OK ->|                  |
   |              |               |              |------ NOTIFY F16>|
   |              |               |              |                  |
   |              |               |              |<F17 200 OK -----<|
   |>F18 200 OK ->|               |              |                  |
   |              |>F19 200 OK ------------------------------------>|
   |              |               |              |                  |
   |              |               |              |<---- PUBLISH F20<|
   |              |               |              |                  |
   |              |               |              |>F21 200 OK ----->|
   |              |               |              |                  |
   |              |<--------------------------------------- ACK F22<|



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   |<---- ACK F23<|               |              |                  |
   |              |               |              |                  |
   |<================= Both way RTP established ===================>|
   |              |               |              |                  |
   |              |               |<- NOTIFY F24<|                  |
   |              |               |              |                  |
   |              |               |>F25 200 OK ->|                  |
   |              |               |              |------ NOTIFY F26>|
   |              |               |              |                  |
   |              |               |              |<F27 200 OK -----<|
   |              |               |              |                  |

   Figure 6.


   F1 Bob ----> Appearance Agent

   PUBLISH sip:appearance-agent@example.com SIP/2.0
   Via: SIP/2.0/UDP ua2.example.com;branch=z9hG4bK61314d6446383E79
   From: <sip:bob@example.com>;tag=44150CC6-A7B7919D
   To: <sip:appearance-agent@example.com>;tag=428765950880801
   CSeq: 7 PUBLISH
   Call-ID: 144-1289338424@example.com
   Contact: <sip:bob@ua2.example.com>
   Event: dialog;shared
   Max-Forwards: 70
   Content-Type: application/dialog-info+xml
   Content-Length: ...

   <?xml version="1.0"?>
   <dialog-info xmlns="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:dialog-info"
                xmlns:sa="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:sa-dialog-info"
                version="6"
                state="partial"
                entity="sip:alice@example.com">
       <dialog id="id3d4f9c83" direction="initiator">
           <sa:exclusive>false</exclusive>
           <state>trying</state>
           <local>
               <target uri="sip:bob@ua2.example.com">
               </target>
           </local>
       </dialog>
   </dialog-info>







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10.6.  Appearance Release

   Bob and Carol are in a dialog, created in one of the previous two
   call flows.  Carol sends a BYE to Bob to terminate the dialog.  Bob
   publishes the termination of the dialog and the Appearance Agent de-
   allocates the appearance number used.

   Carol        Proxy           Alice     Appearance Agent         Bob
   |              |               |              |                  |
   |              |               |              |                  |
   |<================= Both way RTP established ===================>|
   |              |               |              |                  |
   |>F28 BYE ---->|               |              |                  |
   |              |>F29 BYE --------------------------------------->|
   |              |               |              |                  |
   |              |<------------------------------------ 200 OK F30<|
   |<--200 OK F31<|               |              |                  |
   |              |               |              |<---- PUBLISH F32<|
   |              |               |              |                  |
   |              |               |              |>F33 200 OK ----->|
   |              |               |<- NOTIFY F34<|                  |
   |              |               |              |                  |
   |              |               |>F35 200 OK ->|                  |
   |              |               |              |------ NOTIFY F36>|
   |              |               |              |                  |
   |              |               |              |<F37 200 OK -----<|

   Figure 7.

   F32 Bob ----> Appearance Agent

   PUBLISH sip:appearance-agent@example.com SIP/2.0
   Via: SIP/2.0/UDP ua2.example.com;branch=z9hG4bK61314d6446383E79
   From: <sip:bob@example.com>;tag=44150CC6-A7B7919D
   To: <sip:appearance-agent@example.com>;tag=428765950880801
   CSeq: 37 PUBLISH
   Call-ID: 65144-1289338424@example.com
   Contact: <sip:bob@ua2.example.com>
   Event: dialog;shared
   Max-Forwards: 70
   Content-Type: application/dialog-info+xml
   Content-Length: ...

   <?xml version="1.0"?>
   <dialog-info xmlns="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:dialog-info"
                xmlns:sa="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:sa-dialog-info"
                version="6"
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                entity="sip:alice@example.com">
       <dialog id="id3d4f9c83" direction="initiator">
           <sa:appearance>0</appearance>
           <state>terminated</state>
           <local>
               <target uri="sip:bob@ua2.example.com">
               </target>
           </local>
       </dialog>
   </dialog-info>

10.7.  Appearance Pickup

   In this scenario, Bob has an established dialog with Carol created
   using the call flows of Figure 2 or Figure 3.  Bob then places Carol
   on hold.  Alice receives a notification of this and renders this on
   Alice's UI.  Alice subsequently picks up the held call and has a
   established session with Carol.  Finally, Carol hangs up.

Carol        Proxy           Alice     Appearance Agent         Bob
|              |               |              |                  |
|<================= Both way RTP established ===================>|
|              |               |              |                  |
|              |<------------------------------(hold) INVITE F28<|
|<- INVITE F29<|               |              |                  |
|              |               |              |                  |
|>F30 200 OK ->|               |              |                  |
|              |>F31 200 OK ------------------------------------>|
|              |               |              |                  |
|              |<--------------------------------------- ACK F32<|
|<---- ACK F33<|               |              |                  |
|              |               |              |<---- PUBLISH F34<|
|              |               |              |                  |
|              |               |              |>F35 200 OK ----->|
|              |               |<- NOTIFY F36<|                  |
|              |               |              |                  |
|              |               |>F37 200 OK ->|                  |
|              |               |              |>F38 NOTIFY ----->|
|              |               |              |                  |
|              |               |              |<----- 200 OK F39<|
|              |               |              |                  |
|              |  Alice decides to pick up the call              |
|              |               |              |                  |
|              |               |>F40 PUBLISH->|                  |
|              |               |              |                  |
|              |               |<- 200 OK F41<|                  |
|              |               |              |                  |
|              |               |<- NOTIFY F42<|                  |



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|              |               |              |                  |
|              |               |>F43 200 OK ->|                  |
|              |               |              |>F44 NOTIFY ----->|
|              |               |              |                  |
|              |               |              |<----- 200 OK F45<|
|              |<-- INVITE F46<|              |                  |
|<- INVITE F47<|(w/ Replaces)  |              |                  |
|( w/ Replaces)|               |              |                  |
|>F48 200 OK ->|               |              |                  |
|              |>F49 200 OK -->|              |                  |
|              |               |>F50 PUBLISH->|                  |
|              |               |              |                  |
|              |               |<- 200 OK F51<|                  |
|              |               |              |>F52 NOTIFY ----->|
|              |               |              |                  |
|              |               |              |<----- 200 OK F53<|
|              |               |<- NOTIFY F54<|                  |
|              |               |              |                  |
|              |               |>F55 200 OK ->|                  |
|              |               |              |                  |
|              |<----- ACK F56<|              |                  |
|<---- ACK F57<|               |              |                  |
|              |               |              |                  |
|<= Both way RTP established =>|              |                  |
|              |               |              |                  |
|>F58 BYE ---->|               |              |                  |
|              |>F59 BYE --------------------------------------->|
|              |               |              |                  |
|              |<------------------------------------ OK 200 F60<|
|<- 200 OK F61<|               |              |                  |
|              |               |              |                  |
|              |               |              |<---- PUBLISH F62<|
|              |               |              |                  |
|              |               |              |>F63 200 OK ----->|
|              |               |<- NOTIFY F64<|                  |
|              |               |              |                  |
|              |               |>F65 200 OK ->|                  |
|              |               |              |                  |
|              |               |              |>F66 NOTIFY ----->|
|              |               |              |                  |
|              |               |              |<----- 200 OK F67<|

Figure 8.

F28 to F33: Bob places Carol on hold.

F34 to F39: Bob notifies Appearance Agent of the status of the dialog to
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parameter in the NOTIFY payload to (no). Appearance Agent notifies
Alice of the same.

F34 Bob ----> Appearance Agent

PUBLISH sip:appearance-agent@example.com SIP/2.0
Via: SIP/2.0/UDP ua2.example.com;branch=z9hG4bKa5d6cf61F5FBC05A
From: <sip:bob@example.com>;tag=44150CC6-A7B7919D
To: <sip:appearance-agent@example.com>;tag=428765950880801
CSeq: 11 PUBLISH
Call-ID: 144-1289338424@example.com
Contact: <sip:bob@ua2.example.com>
Event: dialog;shared
Max-Forwards: 70
Content-Type: application/dialog-info+xml
Content-Length: ...

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<dialog-info xmlns="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:dialog-info"
             xmlns:sa="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:sa-dialog-info"
             version="10"
             state="partial"
             entity="sip:alice@example.com:5060">
   <dialog id="id3d4f9c83"
         call-id="f3b3cbd0-a2c5775e-5df9f8d5@ua2.example.com"
         local-tag="15A3DE7C-9283203B"
         remote-tag="65a98f7c-1dd2-11b2-88c6-b03162323164+65a98f7c"
         direction="initiator">
         <sa:appearance>0</appearance>
         <sa:exclusive>false</exclusive>
         <state>active</state>
         <local>
           <target uri="sip:bob@ua2.example.com">
             <param pname="+sip.rendering" pval="yes"/>
           </target>
         </local>
         <remote>
           <identity>sip:carol@example.com</identity>
           <target uri="sip:carol@example.com" />
         </remote>
    </dialog>
</dialog-info>


F40 Alice ----> Appearance Agent

PUBLISH sip:appearance-agent@example.com SIP/2.0
Via: SIP/2.0/UDP ua2.example.com;branch=z9hG4bKa5d6cf61F5FBC05A



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From: <sip:alice@example.com>;tag=44150CC6-A7B7919D
To: <sip:appearance-agent@example.com>;tag=428765950880801
CSeq: 11 PUBLISH
Call-ID: 1289338424@example.com
Contact: <sip:alice@ua2.example.com>
Event: dialog;shared
Max-Forwards: 70
Content-Type: application/dialog-info+xml
Content-Length: ...

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<dialog-info xmlns="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:dialog-info"
             xmlns:sa="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:sa-dialog-info"
             version="10"
             state="partial"
             entity="sip:alice@example.com:5060">
   <dialog id="id3d4f9c83">
         <sa:appearance>0</appearance>
         <sa:exclusive>false</exclusive>
         <sa:replaced-dialog
             call-id="f3b3cbd0-a2c5775e-5df9f8d5@ua2.example.com"
             from-tag="15A3DE7C-9283203B"
             to-tag="65a98f7c-1dd2-11b2-88c6-b03162323164+65a98f7c" />
         <state>trying</state>
         <local>
           <target uri="sip:alice@ua1.example.com">
             <param pname="+sip.rendering" pval="yes"/>
           </target>
         </local>
         <remote>
             <target uri="sip:carol@example.com" />
         </remote>
    </dialog>
</dialog-info>


F46: Alice picks up the held call by sending an INVITE with
Replaces: header . Session is established between Alice and
Carol. The dialog between Carol and Bob is terminated.

F46 Bob ----> Proxy

INVITE sip:carol@example.com SIP/2.0
Via: SIP/2.0/UDP ua1.example.com;branch=z9hG4bK4ea695b5B376A60C
From: <sip:alice@example.com>;tag=8C4183CB-BCEAB710
To: <sip:carol@example.com:5075>
CSeq: 1 INVITE
Call-ID: 3d57cd17-47deb849-dca8b6c6@ua1.example.com



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Contact: <sip:alice@ua1.example.com>
<all-one-line>
Replaces: f3b3cbd0-a2c5775e-5df9f8d5@ua2.example.com;to-tag=65a98f7c
-1dd2-11b2-88c6-b03162323164+65a98f7c;from-tag=15A3DE7C-9283203B
</all-one-line>
Max-Forwards: 70
Content-Type: application/sdp
Content-Length: 223

v=0
o=- 1102980497 1102980497 IN IP4 ua1.example.com
s=IP SIP UA
c=IN IP4 ua1.example.com
t=0 0
a=sendrecv
m=audio 2238 RTP/AVP 0 8 101
a=rtpmap:0 PCMU/8000
a=rtpmap:8 PCMA/8000
a=rtpmap:101 telephone-event/8000



10.8.  Calls between UAs within the Group

   In this scenario, Bob calls Alice who is also in the Appearance
   group.  He chooses to allocate an appearance.

  Carol        Proxy           Alice     Appearance Agent         Bob
  |              |               |              |                  |
  |              |<--------------------  INVITE (to Alice's UA) F1<|
  |              |               |              |                  |
  |              |               |              |<----- PUBLISH F2<|
  |              |               |              |                  |
  |              |               |              |>F3 200 OK ------>|
  |              |               |              |                  |
  |              |               |<-- NOTIFY F4<|                  |
  |              |               |              |                  |
  |              |               |>F5 200 OK -->|                  |
  |              |               |              |>F6 NOTIFY ------>|
  |              |               |              |                  |
  |              |               |              |<------ 200 OK F7<|
  |              |>F8 INVITE --->|              |                  |
  |              | (appearance=1)|              |                  |
  |              |               |              |                  |
  |              |<------ 180 F9<|              |                  |
  |              |               |              |                  |
  |              |>F10 180  -------------------------------------->|
  |              |               |              |                  |



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  |              |               |              |<---- PUBLISH F11<|
  |              |               |              |                  |
  |              |               |              |>F12 200 OK ----->|
  |              |               |<- NOTIFY F13<|                  |
  |              |               |              |                  |
  |              |               |>F14 200 OK ->|                  |
  |              |               |              |>F15 NOTIFY ----->|
  |              |               |              |                  |
  |              |               |              |<----- 200 OK F16<|
  |              |               |              |                  |
  |              |               |              |                  |
  |              |<-- 200 OK F17<|              |                  |
  |              |               |>F18 PUBLISH->|                  |
  |              |               |              |                  |
  |              |               |<- 200 OK F19<|                  |
  |              |               |              |                  |
  |              |               |<- NOTIFY F20<|                  |
  |              |               |              |                  |
  |              |               |>F21 200 OK ->|                  |
  |              |               |              |>F22 NOTIFY ----->|
  |              |               |              |                  |
  |              |               |              |<----- 200 OK F23<|
  |              |               |              |                  |
  |              |>F24 200 OK ------------------------------------>|
  |              |               |              |                  |
  |              |<--------------------------------------- ACK F25<|
  |              |               |              |                  |
  |              |>F26 ACK ----->|              |                  |
  |              |               |              |                  |
  |              |               |<======= RTP established =======>|
  |              |               |              |                  |
  |              |               |              |<---- PUBLISH F27<|
  |              |               |              |                  |
  |              |               |              |>F28 200 OK ----->|
  |              |               |<- NOTIFY F29<|                  |
  |              |               |              |                  |
  |              |               |>F30 200 OK ->|                  |
  |              |               |              |>F31 NOTIFY ----->|
  |              |               |              |                  |
  |              |               |              |<----- 200 OK F32<|
  |              |               |              |                  |

  Figure 9.

  F2 Bob ----> Appearance Agent

  PUBLISH sip:appearance-agent@example.com SIP/2.0
  Via: SIP/2.0/UDP ua2.example.com;branch=z9hG4bKa5d6cf61F5FBC05A



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  From: <sip:bob@example.com>;tag=44150CC6-A7B7919D
  To: <sip:appearance-agent@example.com>;tag=428765950880801
  CSeq: 11 PUBLISH
  Call-ID: 144-1289338424@example.com
  Contact: <sip:bob@ua2.example.com>
  Event: dialog
  Max-Forwards: 70
  Content-Type: application/dialog-info+xml
  Content-Length: ...

  <?xml version="1.0"?>
  <dialog-info xmlns="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:dialog-info"
               xmlns:sa="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:sa-dialog-info"
               version="10"
               state="partial"
               entity="sip:alice@example.com:5060">
     <dialog id="id3d4f9c83"
             call-id="b3cbd0-ad2c5775e-5df9f8d5@ua2.example.com"
             local-tag="3153DE7C-928203B"
             direction="initiator">
           <sa:exclusive>true</exclusive>
           <state>trying</state>
           <local>
             <target uri="sip:bob@ua2.example.com">
             </target>
           </local>
           <remote>
             <identity>sip:alice@example.com</identity>
             <target uri="sip:alice@example.com" />
           </remote>
      </dialog>
  </dialog-info>


  F6 Appearance Agent ----> Bob

  NOTIFY sip:bob@ua1.example.com SIP/2.0
  From: <sip:bob@example.com>;tag=497585728578386
  To: <sip:bob@example.com>;tag=633618CF-B9C2EDA4
  Call-ID: a7d559db-d6d7dcad-311c9e3a@ua1.example.com
  CSeq: 7 NOTIFY
  Via: SIP/2.0/UDP stateagent.example.com;branch=z9hG4bK1711759878512309
  Max-Forwards: 70
  Content-Type: application/dialog-info+xml
  Event: dialog;shared
  Subscription-State: active
  Contact: <sip:appearance-agent@stateagent.example.com>
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  <?xml version="1.0"?>
  <dialog-info xmlns="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:dialog-info"
               xmlns:sa="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:sa-dialog-info"
               version="10"
               state="partial"
               entity="sip:alice@example.com:5060">
     <dialog id="3xdsd4f9c83"
             call-id="b3cbd0-ad2c5775e-5df9f8d5@ua2.example.com"
             local-tag="3153DE7C-928203B"
             direction="initiator">
           <sa:exclusive>true</exclusive>
           <sa:appearance>1</appearance>
           <state>trying</state>
           <local>
             <target uri="sip:bob@ua2.example.com">
             </target>
           </local>
           <remote>
             <identity>sip:alice@example.com</identity>
             <target uri="sip:alice@example.com" />
           </remote>
      </dialog>
  </dialog-info>

10.9.  Consultation Hold with Appearances

   In this scenario, Bob has a call with Carol.  Bob makes a
   consultation call to Alice by putting Carol on hold and calling
   Alice.  Bob chooses not to have an appearance number for the call to
   Alice since he is treating it as part of the call to Carol.  He
   indicates this in his PUBLISH F34 which is sent before the INVITE to
   Alice to ensure no appearance number is assigned by the Appearance
   Agent.  Finally, Bob hangs up with Alice and resumes the call with
   Carol.

   Note that if Carol hangs up while Bob is consulting with Alice, Bob
   can decide if he wants to reuse the appearance number used with Carol
   for the call with Alice.  If not, Bob publishes the termination of
   the dialog with Carol and the Appearance Agent will re-allocate the
   appearance.  If he wants to keep the appearance, Bob will publish the
   termination of the dialog with Carol and also publish the appearance
   with the dialog with Alice.  This will result in Bob keeping the
   appearance number until he reports the dialog with Alice terminated.

  Carol        Proxy           Alice     Appearance Agent         Bob
  |              |               |              |                  |
  |<================= Both way RTP established ===================>|
  |              |               |              |                  |



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  |              |<------------------------------(hold) INVITE F28<|
  |<- INVITE F29<|               |              |                  |
  |              |               |              |                  |
  |>F30 200 OK ->|               |              |                  |
  |              |>F31 200 OK ------------------------------------>|
  |              |               |              |                  |
  |              |<--------------------------------------- ACK F32<|
  |<---- ACK F33<|               |              |                  |
  |              |               |              |<---- PUBLISH F34<|
  |              |               |              |                  |
  |              |               |              |>F35 200 OK ----->|
  |              |               |<- NOTIFY F36<|                  |
  |              |               |              |                  |
  |              |               |>F37 200 OK ->|                  |
  |              |               |              |>F38 NOTIFY ----->|
  |              |               |              |                  |
  |              |               |              |<----- 200 OK F39<|
  |              |               |              |                  |
  |              |  Bob makes a consultation call to Alice         |
  |              |               |              |                  |
  |              |               |              |<---- PUBLISH F40<|
  |              |               |              |                  |
  |              |               |              |>F41 200 OK ----->|
  |              |               |              |                  |
  |              |<------------------------------------ INVITE F42<|
  |              |               |              |                  |
  |              |               |<- NOTIFY F43<|                  |
  |              |               |              |                  |
  |              |               |>F44 200 OK ->|                  |
  |              |               |              |>F45 NOTIFY ----->|
  |              |               |              |                  |
  |              |               |              |<----- 200 OK F46<|
  |              |>F47 INVITE -->|              |                  |
  |              |               |              |                  |
  |              |<-- 200 OK F48<|              |                  |
  |              |               |>F49 PUBLISH->|                  |
  |              |               |              |                  |
  |              |               |<- 200 OK F50<|                  |
  |              |               |              |                  |
  |              |               |<- NOTIFY F51<|                  |
  |              |               |              |                  |
  |              |               |>F52 200 OK ->|                  |
  |              |               |              |>F53 NOTIFY ----->|
  |              |               |              |                  |
  |              |               |              |<----- 200 OK F54<|
  |              |               |              |                  |
  |              |>F55 200 OK ------------------------------------>|
  |              |               |              |                  |



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  |              |<--------------------------------------- ACK F56<|
  |              |               |              |                  |
  |              |>F57 ACK ----->|              |                  |
  |              |               |              |                  |
  |              |               |<======= RTP established =======>|
  |              |               |              |                  |
  |              |               |              |<---- PUBLISH F58<|
  |              |               |              |                  |
  |              |               |              |>F59 200 OK ----->|
  |              |               |<- NOTIFY F60<|                  |
  |              |               |              |                  |
  |              |               |>F61 200 OK ->|                  |
  |              |               |              |>F62 NOTIFY ----->|
  |              |               |              |                  |
  |              |               |              |<----- 200 OK F63<|
  |              |               |              |                  |
  |              |            Bob hangs up with Alice              |
  |              |               |              |                  |
  |              |<--------------------------------------- BYE F64<|
  |              |               |              |                  |
  |              |               |              |<---- PUBLISH F65<|
  |              |               |              |                  |
  |              |               |              |>F66 200 OK ----->|
  |              |               |<- NOTIFY F67<|                  |
  |              |               |              |                  |
  |              |               |>F68 200 OK ->|                  |
  |              |               |              |>F69 NOTIFY ----->|
  |              |               |              |                  |
  |              |               |              |<----- 200 OK F70<|
  |              |>F71 BYE ----->|              |                  |
  |              |               |              |                  |
  |              |<-- 200 OK F72<|              |                  |
  |              |               |>F73 PUBLISH->|                  |
  |              |               |              |                  |
  |              |               |<- 200 OK F74<|                  |
  |              |               |              |                  |
  |              |               |<- NOTIFY F75<|                  |
  |              |               |              |                  |
  |              |               |>F76 200 OK ->|                  |
  |              |               |              |>F77 NOTIFY ----->|
  |              |               |              |                  |
  |              |               |              |<----- 200 OK F78<|
  |              |               |              |                  |
  |              |>F79 200 OK ------------------------------------>|
  |              |               |              |                  |
  |              |               |              |<---- PUBLISH F80<|
  |              |               |              |                  |
  |              |               |              |>F81 200 OK ----->|



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  |              |               |<- NOTIFY F82<|                  |
  |              |               |              |                  |
  |              |               |>F83 200 OK ->|                  |
  |              |               |              |>F84 NOTIFY ----->|
  |              |               |              |                  |
  |              |               |              |<----- 200 OK F85<|
  |              |               |              |                  |
  |              |<----------------------------(unhold) INVITE F86<|
  |<- INVITE F87<|               |              |                  |
  |              |               |              |                  |
  |>F88 200 OK ->|               |              |                  |
  |              |>F89 200 OK ------------------------------------>|
  |              |               |              |                  |
  |              |<--------------------------------------- ACK F90<|
  |<---- ACK F91<|               |              |                  |
  |              |               |              |<---- PUBLISH F92<|
  |              |               |              |                  |
  |              |               |              |>F93 200 OK ----->|
  |              |               |<- NOTIFY F94<|                  |
  |              |               |              |                  |
  |              |               |>F95 200 OK ->|                  |
  |              |               |              |>F96 NOTIFY ----->|
  |              |               |              |                  |
  |              |               |              |<----- 200 OK F97<|
  |              |               |              |                  |
  |<================= Both way RTP established ===================>|
  |              |               |              |                  |

  Figure 10.

  F40 Bob ----> Appearance Agent

  PUBLISH sip:appearance-agent@example.com SIP/2.0
  Via: SIP/2.0/UDP ua2.example.com;branch=z9hG4bKa5d6cf61F5FBC05A
  From: <sip:bob@example.com>;tag=44150CC6-A7B7919D
  To: <sip:appearance-agent@example.com>;tag=428765950880801
  CSeq: 11 PUBLISH
  Call-ID: 144-1289338424@example.com
  Contact: <sip:bob@ua2.example.com>
  Event: dialog;shared
  Max-Forwards: 70
  Content-Type: application/dialog-info+xml
  Content-Length: ...

  <?xml version="1.0"?>
  <dialog-info xmlns="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:dialog-info"
               xmlns:sa="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:sa-dialog-info"
               version="10"



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               state="partial"
               entity="sip:alice@example.com:5060">
     <dialog id="id3d4f9c83"
             call-id="b3cbd0-ad2c5775e-5df9f8d5@ua2.example.com"
             local-tag="3153DE7C-928203B"
             direction="initiator">
           <sa:exclusive>true</exclusive>
           <state>trying</state>
           <local>
             <target uri="sip:bob@ua2.example.com">
             </target>
           </local>
           <remote>
             <identity>sip:alice@example.com</identity>
             <target uri="sip:alice@example.com" />
           </remote>
      </dialog>
  </dialog-info>


  F45 Appearance Agent ----> Bob

  NOTIFY sip:bob@ua1.example.com SIP/2.0
  From: <sip:bob@example.com>;tag=497585728578386
  To: <sip:bob@example.com>;tag=633618CF-B9C2EDA4
  Call-ID: a7d559db-d6d7dcad-311c9e3a@ua1.example.com
  CSeq: 7 NOTIFY
  Via: SIP/2.0/UDP stateagent.example.com;branch=z9hG4bK1711759878512309
  Max-Forwards: 70
  Content-Type: application/dialog-info+xml
  Event: dialog;shared
  Subscription-State: active
  Contact: <sip:appearance-agent@stateagent.example.com>
  Content-Length: ...

  <?xml version="1.0"?>
  <dialog-info xmlns="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:dialog-info"
               xmlns:sa="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:sa-dialog-info"
               version="10"
               state="partial"
               entity="sip:alice@example.com:5060">
     <dialog id="3xdsd4f9c83"
             call-id="b3cbd0-ad2c5775e-5df9f8d5@ua2.example.com"
             local-tag="3153DE7C-928203B"
             direction="initiator">
           <sa:exclusive>true</exclusive>
           <state>trying</state>
           <local>



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             <target uri="sip:bob@ua2.example.com">
             </target>
           </local>
           <remote>
             <identity>sip:alice@example.com</identity>
             <target uri="sip:alice@example.com" />
           </remote>
      </dialog>
  </dialog-info>

10.10.  Joining or Bridging an Appearance

   In this call flow, a call answered by Bob is joined by Alice or
   "bridged".  The Join header field is used by Alice to request this
   bridging.  If Bob did not support media mixing, Bob could obtain
   conferencing resources as described in [RFC4579].

  Carol    Forking Proxy Appearance Agent  Alice      Bob
    |            |             |             |         |
    |<=============Both way RTP established===========>|
    |            |             |             |         |
    |            |             |< PUBLISH F28|         |
    |            |             |             |         |
    |            |             |>F29 200 OK >|         |
    |            |             |             |         |
    |            |<---- INVITE (w/ Join) F30<|         |
    |            |             |             |         |
    |            |>F31 INVITE (w/Join)---------------->|
    |            |             |             |         |
    |            |             |>F32 NOTIFY >|         |
    |            |             |             |         |
    |            |             |< 200 OK F33<|         |
    |            |             |             |         |
    |            |             |>F34 NOTIFY ---------->|
    |            |             |             |         |
    |            |             |<F35 200 OK ----------<|
    |            |             |             |         |
    |            |<---- OK 200 Contact:Bob;isfocus F36<|
    |            |             |             |         |
    |            |             |<--------- PUBLISH F37<|
    |            |             |             |         |
    |            |             |>F38 200 OK ---------->|
    |            |             |             |         |
    |            |             |>F39 NOTIFY >|         |
    |            |             |             |         |
    |            |             |< 200 OK F40<|         |
    |            |             |             |         |
    |            |             |>F41 NOTIFY ---------->|



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    |            |             |             |         |
    |            |             |<F42 200 OK ----------<|
    |            |             |             |         |
    |            |>F43 200 OK Contact:B----->|         |
    |            |             |             |         |
    |            |             |< PUBLISH F44|         |
    |            |             |             |         |
    |            |             |>F45 200 OK >|         |
    |            |             |             |         |
    |            |             |>F46 NOTIFY >|         |
    |            |             |             |         |
    |            |             |< 200 OK F47<|         |
    |            |             |             |         |
    |            |             |>F48 NOTIFY ---------->|
    |            |             |             |         |
    |            |             |<F49 200 OK ----------<|
    |            |             |             |         |
    |            |<----------------- ACK F50<|         |
    |            |             |             |         |
    |            |>ACK F51---------------------------->|
    |            |             |             |         |
    |            |<-----INVITE Contact:Bob;isfocus F52<|
    |<-INVITE F53|             |             |         |
    |            |             |             |         |
    |>F54 200 -->|             |             |         |
    |            |>F55 200 OK ------------------------>|
    |            |             |             |         |
    |            |<--------------------------- ACK F56<|
    |<--- ACK F57|             |             |         |
    |            |             |             |<==RTP==>|
    |<=============Both way RTP established===========>|
    |            |             |             |         |
    |            |             |<--------- PUBLISH F58<|
    |            |             |             |         |
    |            |             |>F59 200 OK ---------->|
    |            |             |             |         |
    |            |             |>F60 NOTIFY >|         |
    |            |             |             |         |
    |            |             |< 200 OK F61<|         |
    |            |             |             |         |
    |            |             |>F62 NOTIFY ---------->|
    |            |             |             |         |
    |            |             |<F63 200 OK ----------<|
    |            |             |             |         |

  Figure 11.

  F28 Alice ----> Appearance Agent



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  PUBLISH sip:appearance-agent@example.com SIP/2.0
  Via: SIP/2.0/UDP ua2.example.com;branch=z9hG4bKa5d6cf61F5FBC05A
  From: <sip:alice@example.com>;tag=44150CC6-A7B7919D
  To: <sip:appearance-agent@example.com>;tag=428765950880801
  CSeq: 11 PUBLISH
  Call-ID: 1289338424@example.com
  Contact: <sip:alice@ua2.example.com>
  Event: dialog;shared
  Max-Forwards: 70
  Content-Type: application/dialog-info+xml
  Content-Length: ...

  <?xml version="1.0"?>
  <dialog-info xmlns="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:dialog-info"
               xmlns:sa="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:sa-dialog-info"
               version="10"
               state="partial"
               entity="sip:alice@example.com:5060">
     <dialog id="id3d4f9c83">
           <sa:appearance>0</appearance>
           <sa:exclusive>false</exclusive>
           <sa:joined-dialog
               call-id="14-1541707345@example.com"
               from-tag="44BAD75D-E3128D42"
               to-tag="d3b06488-1dd1-11b2-88c5-b03162323164+d3e48f4c" />
           <state>trying</state>
           <local>
             <target uri="sip:alice@ua1.example.com">
             </target>
           </local>
           <remote>
               <target uri="sip:bob@example.com" />
           </remote>
      </dialog>
  </dialog-info>


  F20 Alice ----> Proxy

  INVITE sip:bob@ua.example.com SIP/2.0
  Via: SIP/2.0/UDP ua1.example.com;branch=z9hG4bKcc9d727c2C29BE31
  From: <sip:alice@example.com>;tag=605AD957-1F6305C2
  To: <sip:bob@ua.example.com>
  CSeq: 2 INVITE
  Call-ID: dc95da63-60db1abd-d5a74b48@ua1.example.com
  Contact: <sip:alice@ua1.example.com>
  <all-one-line>
  Join: 14-1541707345@example.com;to-tag=d3b06488-1dd1-11b2-88c5



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  -b03162323164+d3e48f4c;from-tag=44BAD75D-E3128D42
  </all-one-line>
  Max-Forwards: 70
  Content-Type: application/sdp
  Content-Length: 223

  v=0
  o=- 1103061265 1103061265 IN IP4 ua1.example.com
  s=IP SIP UA
  c=IN IP4 ua1.example.com
  t=0 0
  a=sendrecv
  m=audio 2236 RTP/AVP 0 8 101
  a=rtpmap:0 PCMU/8000
  a=rtpmap:8 PCMA/8000
  a=rtpmap:101 telephone-event/8000

10.11.  Appearance Allocation - Loss of Appearance

   Bob reserves an appearance with a PUBLISH, sends an INVITE to Carol,
   then becomes unreachable.  When he fails to refresh his publication
   to the appearance agent, the Appearance Agent declares the dialog
   terminated and frees up the appearance using NOTIFYs R24 and F26.
   After retransmitting the NOTIFY F26 to Bob, the subscription is
   terminated.


























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   Carol        Proxy           Alice     Appearance Agent         Bob
   |              |               |              |                  |
   |              |               |              |<----- PUBLISH F1<|
   |              |               |              |                  |
   |              |               |              |>F2 200 OK ------>|
   |              |               |              |                  |
   |              |<------------------------------------- INVITE F3<|
   |              |               |              |                  |
   |              |>F4 100 Trying --------------------------------->|
   |<-- INVITE F5<|               |              |                  |
   |              |               |<-- NOTIFY F6<|                  |
   |              |               |              |                  |
   |              |               |>F7 200 OK -->|                  |
   |              |               |              |------- NOTIFY F8>|
   |              |               |              |                  |
   |              |               |              |<F9 200 OK ------<|
   |>F10 180  --->|               |              |                  |
   |              |>F11 180 Ringing ------------------------------->|
   |              |               |              |                  |
   |              |               |              | Bob goes offline
   |              |               |              |
   |              |               | Appearance selection times out
   |              |               |              |
   |              |               |              |
   |              |               |<- NOTIFY F24<|
   |              |               |              |
   |              |               |>F25 200 OK ->|
   |              |               |              |------ NOTIFY F26>
   |              |               |              |
   |              |               |   NOTIFY is retransmitted

   Figure 12.


10.12.  Appearance Selection Contention Race Condition

   Bob and Alice both try to reserve appearance 2 by publishing at the
   same time.  The Appearance Agent allocates the appearance to Bob by
   sending a 200 OK and denies it to Alice by sending a 409 Conflict.
   After the NOTIFY F24, Alice learns that Bob is using appearance 2.
   Alice republishes for appearance 3 which is accepted.










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   Carol        Proxy           Alice     Appearance Agent         Bob
   |              |               |              |                  |
   |              |               |              |<----- PUBLISH F1<|
   |              |               |              |        (appearance=2)
   |              |               |>F2 PUBLISH ->|                  |
   |              |               |     (appearance=2)              |
   |              |               |              |                  |
   |              |               |              |>F2 200 OK ------>|
   |              |               |<---- F3 409 <|                  |
   |              |               |              |                  |
   |              |               |<-- NOTIFY F4<|                  |
   |              |               |              |                  |
   |              |               |>F5 200 OK -->|                  |
   |              |               |              |------- NOTIFY F6>|
   |              |               |              |                  |
   |              |               |              |<F7 200 OK ------<|
   |              |               |              |                  |
   |              |<------------------------------------- INVITE F8<|
   |              |               |              |                  |
   |              |>F9 100 Trying --------------------------------->|
   |<- INVITE F10<|               |              |                  |
   |              |               |>F11 PUBLISH->|                  |
   |              |               |     (appearance=3)              |
   |              |               |              |                  |
   |              |               |<--- F12 200 <|                  |
   |              |               |              |                  |
   |              |               |<- NOTIFY F13<|                  |
   |              |               |              |                  |
                  |               |>F14 200 OK ->|                  |
   Dave           |               |              |------ NOTIFY F15>|
   |              |               |              |                  |
   |              |               |              |<F16 200 OK -----<|
   |              |<----------------- INVITE F17<|                  |
   |              |               |              |                  |
   |              |>F18 100 Trying ------------->|                  |
   |<- INVITE F19<|               |              |                  |

   Figure 13.



11.  IANA Considerations

   This section registers the SIP Alert-Info header field parameter
   "appearance" and the XML namespace extensions to the SIP Dialog
   Package.





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11.1.  SIP Event Package Parameter: shared

   This specification also defines a new event parameter 'shared' for
   the Dialog Package.  When used in a NOTIFY, it indicates that the
   notifier supports the shared appearance feature.  When used in a
   PUBLISH, it indicates that the publisher has explicit appearance
   information contained in the message body.  If not present in a
   PUBLISH, the Appearance Agent MAY assign an appearance number to any
   new dialogs in the message body.

11.2.  URN Sub-Namespace Registration: sa-dialog-info


    This section registers a new XML namespace per the procedures in
    [RFC3688].

    URI: urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:sa-dialog-info.

    Registrant Contact: IETF BLISS working group, <bliss@ietf.org>,
    Alan Johnston <alan@sipstation.com>

    XML:

    BEGIN
       <?xml version="1.0"?>
       <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML Basic 1.0//EN"
                 "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml-basic/xhtml-basic10.dtd">
       <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
       <head>
         <meta http-equiv="content-type"
            content="text/html;charset=iso-8859-1"/>
         <title>Shared Appearance Dialog Information Namespace</title>
       </head>
       <body>
         <h1>Namespace for Shared Appearance Dialog Information</h1>
         <h2>urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:dialog-info</h2>
         <p>See <a href="ftp://ftp.rfc-editor.org/in-notes/rfcXXXX.txt">
              RFCXXXX</a>.</p>
       </body>
       </html>
    END










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11.3.  XML Schema Registration

      This section registers an XML schema per the procedures in [RFC3688].

      URI: urn:ietf:params:xml:schesa:sa-dialog-info.

      Registrant Contact: IETF BLISS working group, <bliss@ietf.org>,
       Alan Johnston <alan@sipstation.com>

      The XML for this schema can be found in <xref target='schema' />.



12.  Appendix A - Incoming Appearance Assignment

   To best meet REQ-9, the appearance number for an incoming INVITE
   should be contained in the INVITE itself.

   For the dialog package parameter approach, REQ-9 could be met in two
   ways.  When an incoming request is received, the Appearance Agent
   could send out a NOTIFY with state trying and include the appearance
   number to be used for this request.  Upon receipt of this NOTIFY, the
   UAs could begin alerting using the appearance number selected.  This
   approach is sub-optimal since the UAs could receive the INVITE but be
   unable to begin alerting if the NOTIFY from the Appearance Agent is
   delayed or lost

   An alternative approach is to define an extension parameter for the
   Alert-Info header field in RFC 3261 such as:

   Alert-Info: <file://ring.pcm>;alert=normal;appearance=0

   This Alert-Info header would indicate to place the call on the first
   line appearance instance.

      OPEN ISSUE: What URI do we use if no special ring is requested?

   The determination as to what value to use in the appearance parameter
   can be done at the proxy that forks the incoming request to all the
   registered UAs.  There are a variety of ways the proxy can use to
   determine what value it should use to populate this parameter.  For
   example, the proxy could fetch this information by initiating a
   SUBSCRIBE request with Expires: 0 to the Appearance Agent for the AOR
   to fetch the list of lines that are in use.  Alternatively, it could
   act like a UA that is a part of the appearance group and SUBSCRIBE to
   the State-Agent like any other UA.  This would ensure that the active
   dialog information is available without having to poll on a need
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   appearance AOR based on how many unique INVITE requests it has forked
   to or received from the appearance AOR.  Another approach would be
   for the Proxy to first send the incoming INVITE to the Appearance
   Agent which would redirect to the appearance group URI and escape the
   proper Alert-Info header field for the Proxy to recurse and
   distribute to the other UAs in the group.

   The Appearance Agent needs to know about all incoming requests to the
   AOR in order to select the appearance number.  One way in which this
   could be done is for the Appearance Agent to register against the AOR
   with a higher q value.  This will result in the INVITE being sent to
   the Appearance Agent first, then being offered to the UAs in the
   group.

   The changes to RFC 3261 ABNF would be:

   alert-param = LAQUOT absoluteURI RAQUOT *( SEMI (generic-param /
   appearance-param) )

   appearance-param = "appearance" EQUAL *DIGIT


13.  Appendix B - Implementation Options Discussion

   This section discusses some options on how to implement the Shared
   Appearances feature in SIP.  This section is non-normative.

13.1.  Appearance Implementation Options

   This section discusses and compares two methods of implementing,
   conveying, and selecting appearances in SIP while meeting the
   requirements of Section 4.  One approach involves a URI parameter and
   is discussed in section 5.1.1.  The other approach uses a SIP dialog
   package extension parameter and is discussed in section 5.1.2.  Both
   approaches assume the common elements and operations of Figure 1.  In
   addition, this section discusses approaches for incoming appearance
   indication, REQ-9, and appearance contention, REQ-8.  These
   approaches will be discussed for an example appearance group of N
   phones each with n line appearances.  The usage of the word phone
   does not imply that this feature is limited to telephony devices.

13.1.1.  URI parameter Approach

   Some implementations of this feature utilize a URI parameter such as
   "line=3" on the Contact URI.  Each appearance is effectively a
   logical UA, so each line appearance requires a separate registration.
   The number of line appearances needs to be provisioned on each phone.
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   Even using a State Agent for the dialog package, each phone must
   maintain n subscriptions to the dialog package.

   This results in 2nN total subscriptions and nN registrations for this
   implementation.

   Since Contact URI parameters will be conveyed by the dialog package,
   REQ-7 is met.

   REQ-10 can be met by having the Appearance Agent send a SUBSCRIBE to
   each UA and line number to obtain the current dialog state - this
   will result in nN SUBSCRIBEs and NOTIFYs.

   It is not obvious how to meet REQ-11 with this approach.  A UA
   registering against the AOR but does not implement the appearance URI
   parameter will not include a line appearance number in Contact URIs
   and dialog package NOTIFYs.  The Appearance Agent will have no way of
   indicating to the other UAs the appearance number being used by this
   UA, as adding a parameter to the Contact URI would cause call control
   operations such as Replaces and Join to fail.

   REQs 12 and 13 are difficult to meet with this approach as the line
   appearance number will be present in the Request-URI of incoming
   requests and the Contact URI in INVITE and 200 OK messages.  This
   approach will require integrity protection of all dialog creating
   requests and responses, and privacy mechanisms to hide the Contact
   URI from other UAs.

   Also, this approach will require mechanisms to protect against
   another UA sending an INVITE directly to a group member with the line
   appearance number already set.

13.1.2.  Dialog Package Parameter

   Instead of the URI parameter approach, consider an extension
   parameter "appearance" to the SIP dialog package.  The e.g.:















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<?xml version="1.0"?>
<dialog-info xmlns="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:dialog-info"
             xmlns:sa="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:sa-dialog-info"
             version="6"
             state="partial"
             entity="sip:alice@example.com">
   <dialog id="id3d4f9c83" from-tag="3423" to-tag="a3f423j88uju1"
                                                     direction="initiator">
       <sa:appearance>2</appearance>
       <sa:exclusive>false</exclusive>
       <sa:joined-dialog call-id="sdfg" from-tag="832d1" to-tag="4542454" />
       <sa:joined-dialog call-id="873287876" from-tag="433" to-tag="jwjwuf5" />
       <state>connected</state>
       <local>
           <target uri="sip:bob@pc.example.com" />
       </local>
   </dialog>
</dialog-info>
...

   In this approach, the appearance number is never carried in a
   Request-URI or Contact URI.  Instead, it is only present in dialog
   package NOTIFY and PUBLISH messages.  As a result, only a single
   registration per AOR is required.  Also, only a single dialog package
   subscription in each direction per AOR.

   This results in 2N total subscriptions and N registrations for this
   approach.

   If the dialog package is extended to carry the appearance number,
   then REQ-7 is met.

   REQ-10 can be met by having the Appearance Agent send a SUBSCRIBE to
   each UA and line number to obtain the current dialog state - this
   will result in N SUBSCRIBEs and NOTIFYs.

   REQ-11 can be met by this approach.  Even though a UA does not
   provide an appearance number in dialog package NOTIFYs, the
   Appearance Agent can assign one and include it in NOTIFYs to the
   other UAs.  This parameter would simply be ignored by the UAs that
   did not understand the parameter, and have no impact on call control
   operations.

   REQs 12 and 13 are met because the appearance number is only conveyed
   in dialog package NOTIFYs.  Integrity and privacy of NOTIFY bodies
   can be achieved using normal SIP mechanisms independent of the
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   The dialog-package [RFC3265] describes a mechanism whereby shared-
   line privacy REQ-14 can be accomplished by suppressing certain dialog
   information from being presented to the UAs.  The reasoning behind
   that is if the UAs were unaware of a dialog's call-id, local-tag and
   remote-tag then they will be unable to create requests such as INVITE
   with Replaces [RFC3891] and Join [RFC3911] header fields to barge-in
   or pickup the line appearance.  Below is a quote from section 3.6 of
   dialog-package[RFC3265] that describes this approach:

   Note that many implementations of "shared-lines" have a feature that
   allows details of calls on a shared address-of-record to be made
   private.  This is a completely reasonable authorization policy that
   could result in notifications that contain only the id attribute of
   the dialog element and the state element when shared-line privacy is
   requested, and notifications with more complete information when
   shared-line privacy is not requested.

   There are certain fundamental drawbacks in the privacy-by-obscurity
   approach described in [RFC3265] .  It models exclusivity as a static
   property of the appearance AOR.  There are situations where
   exclusivity needs to be a dynamic property (e.g. boss does not want
   secretary to listen-in on a particular part of the conversation).  In
   addition, [RFC3265] does not address how a UA can request exclusivity
   at the start of a session or mid-session and how that request will be
   granted or rejected.

   Exclusivity being a dynamic property means that a UA can request it
   to be turned on or off in the middle of a session.  When exclusivity
   is turned off all the UAs that share the line AOR will need to see
   the complete dialog information.  Once they have that information it
   can not be taken back from them.  This will not allow exclusivity to
   be turned on later on in the dialog lifetime.  Therefore, there needs
   to be a centralized entity that will actually enforce exclusivity.

   The approach proposed for meeting REQ-14 is to include an exclusivity
   parameter to the dialog package.  This allows a UA to request
   exclusivity, by setting the exclusive parameter in notifications.
   This could be done prior to a call being made or answered, or during
   a call at any time.  A UA can remove exclusivity by sending a
   notification at any time during a call and setting "exclusive=no".
   It also allows a UA to learn that a particular dialog is exclusive by
   the presence of this parameter in a NOTIFY.  In addition, a UA can
   still apply policy to any INVITE Join or Replaces requests it
   receives, as per normal SIP call control mechanisms.

   With this approach, the number of appearances is centrally managed
   and controlled by the Appearance Agent.  For UAs with soft keys or
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   The User Agents in the group could SUBSCRIBE to each other and NOTIFY
   dialog state events, but in a large group the User Agents have to
   manage a larger number of SUBSCRIPTIONS and NOTIFICATIONS.  The State
   Agent in the Appearance Agent helps in managing large groups better.
   Further, the State Agent can filter dialog state events and NOTIFY
   User Agents of the dialog state events which are required for the
   application or feature.  The State Agent can also SUBSCRIBE to dialog
   state events with filters to reduce the number of NOTIFY messages
   exchanged between the State Agent and the user agents in the group.
   This allows a group of N UAs to each only establish a pair of dialog
   state subscriptions (one in each direction) to learn the dialog state
   of all other group members.  This results in 2N total subscriptions
   for the entire group.  A full mesh of subscriptions without a state
   agent would result in N(N-1) total subscriptions.

13.1.3.  Appearance Selections Mechanisms

   Regardless of how the appearance number is conveyed by UAs, there is
   still the issue of how appearance numbers are selected.  For example,
   some UAs might have actual buttons and lamps, and pressing a
   particular button requires the UA to reserve a particular appearance
   number.  For devices with this type of user interface, the selection
   must be done before the user continues with the call and dials digits
   or a URI.  Other UAs with different user interfaces can be flexible
   at the time of dialing, updating the display with the appearance
   number at a later date.  For devices which require advance appearance
   selection, there are three options discussed in the following
   sections for meeting REQ-15.

13.1.3.1.  Floor Control Appearance Selection Mechanism

   This approach models each appearance number as a floor (shared
   resource) and uses a floor control server to arbitrate exclusive
   access (seizure of a particular appearance number).  This approach
   uses a standard SIP Event State Compositor (ESC), a standard Floor
   Control Server that uses the Appearance Agent as Moderator.  The
   Binary Floor Control Protocol (BFCP) is used between the UAs and the
   Floor Control Server.  A Registrar/Forking Proxy Server talks to
   Appearance Agent about incoming calls.  The Appearance Agent acts as
   a Moderator for the floor control server and tells forking proxy to
   insert the appearance number in incoming and outgoing requests.

   Appearance numbers are allocated/selected/reserved in two ways:

   For incoming calls, the Forking Proxy interacts with the Appearance
   Agent.  The Appearance Agent selects an appearance by taking a
   particular floor and marking it "moderator controlled".  This
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   using the Alert-Info parameter.  When a UA answers the call, it takes
   the appearance number from the Alert-Info and includes it in the
   dialog state publication.  It then requests the floor associated with
   the appearance number from the floor control server, which forwards
   the request to the Appearance Agent (moderator).  The Appearance
   Agent correlates the floor control request with the dialog state
   notification with the dialog ID from the INVITE with the Alert-Info.
   If they match, the floor is granted.  If they do not match, it means
   the floor request is not an answer of the call but is a random
   appearance selection by the UA and will be rejected.

   For outgoing calls, the UA sends an INVITE and requests a particular
   floor from the floor control server.  Depending on the User Interface
   requirements, the floor request can be done before or after sending
   the INVITE.  The floor grant policy for most appearances is set to
   "first come first serve".  Once the floor has been granted and the
   call answered, the dialog state publication by the UA will include
   the appearance number.

   When a call has ended, the UA releases the floor to the floor control
   server and this appearance is now available for incoming and outgoing
   calls.

   When a UA in the group which does not support BFCP is in a call, the
   Appearance Agent will grant the floor associated with that appearance
   to that UA.  When that call is over, the Appearance Agent will
   release the floor.  Since the UA will not publish the appearance
   number to the ESC, the Appearance Agent will need to do that on their
   behalf.  If the UA does publish dialog state but without the
   appearance number, the Appearance Agent will still need to re-publish
   the dialog state including the appearance number.  UAs in the group
   will be able to recognize these two dialogs as one since they will
   have the same SIP dialog ID.

13.1.3.2.  INVITE Appearance Selection Mechanism

   This is an alternative approach that utilizes sending an INVITE to
   select/reserve/seize an appearance number.

   A UA that does not need to select a particular appearance number (or
   doesn't care) would just send an INVITE as normal.  The Appearance
   Agent would tell the proxy which appearance number was being used by
   inserting this information in a header field in the first non-100
   provisional response sent back to the calling UA.  The UA would then
   PUBLISH this appearance number to the Dialog Event State Compositor
   for the AOR which would distribute details of the dialog and the
   appearance number to the other UAs in the group.




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   If an INVITE is sent and no appearance number is available, the proxy
   would reject the INVITE with a suitable response code and perhaps a
   header field indication.

   A UA that does need to select a particular appearance number would
   use an approach similar to overlap dialing (multi-stage dialing).  An
   INVITE would be sent when the appearance number is requested (i.e.
   when the button is pressed, before dialing begins).  The appearance
   number selected would be carried in the INVITE, in a header field or
   in the Request-URI, for example.  The proxy would reject the INVITE
   with a 484 Address Incomplete response (see RFC 3578) if the
   appearance number is Available and start a timer.  The UA could then
   resend the INVITE after the URI has been dialed and then PUBLISH this
   appearance number to the ESC.  If the appearance number is not
   available, another response code such as 403 would be sent.  The user
   could then select a different appearance number and resend the
   INVITE.  If no INVITE with a matching Call-ID is received before the
   timer expires, the appearance seizure is cancelled and is made
   available for other calls.

   Note that this approach does not actually require a B2BUA, but it
   does require a proxy that can act as a UAS and communicate with an
   Appearance Agent which keeps track of appearance number allocations.

13.1.3.3.  PUBLISH Appearance Selection Mechanism

   The approach used in previous versions of this draft is to use the
   PUBLISH to the event state compositor to select an appearance number.
   This approach requires a special event state compositor and special
   behavior on the part of the UA.

   In the selection of an appearance for requests initiated by UAs in
   the group, there is the possibility of contention where more than one
   UA select the same appearance number.

   One way to solve this and meet REQ-8 is to require UAs to send a
   notification (trying) to the Appearance Agent indicating the
   appearance number to be used for the session.  The Appearance Agent
   would confirm the allocation of the appearance number in a NOTIFY
   sent to the group UAs.  Should the appearance number be unavailable
   or otherwise not allowed, there are two options:

   - The notification could be rejected with a 500 response and a Retry-
   After header field.  The Appearance Agent would send an immediate
   NOTIFY indicating that the appearance is unavailable.  If the NOTIFY
   is received before the expiration of the Retry-After time, the
   notification state information would become out of date and would be
   discarded without resending.  The UA would select another appearance



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   number and send another notification.

   - The notification could be accepted but an immediate NOTIFY
   generated by the Appearance Agent indicating that the appearance is
   unavailable.  The UA would then select another appearance number and
   PUBLISH again.

   UAs would wait for a notification from the Appearance Agent before
   sending the INVITE.

13.2.  Comparison

   In comparing the URI parameter and the dialog package parameter,
   there are clear differences in the number of registrations and
   subscriptions, with the dialog package approach requiring n times
   fewer in both cases.

   The security model for the dialog package parameter approach is much
   cleaner, since only NOTIFY and PUBLISH requests need integrity and
   privacy.  The security model for the URI parameter approach would
   likely require a B2BUA which introduces many undesirable properties.

   The dialog package parameter approach has better backwards
   compatibility than the URI parameter approach.

   In summary, the dialog package parameter approach better meets REQs
   5, 10, 11, 12, and 13 while the URI parameter approach better meets
   REQ-9.  However, the combined dialog package parameter approach and
   the Alert-Info parameter approach meets REQ-9.

13.2.1.  Comparison of Appearance Selection Methods

   All three approaches meet REQ-15 and REQ-16.

   Previous versions of this draft proposed the publish/notify method of
   appearance selection.  The advantage of this approach is that the
   appearance number is only carried in one place (dialog package XML
   documents) and the same protocol/mechanism is used to select and
   learn appearance numbers.  The disadvantage of this approach is that
   a specialized event state compositor must be used, since it is aware
   of appearance numbers.  Also, concerns have been raised about whether
   this approach defines new semantics for publish/notify beyond that in
   RFC 3265.

   The floor control approach makes good reuse of existing protocols
   such as Binary Floor Control Protocol (BFCP) and cleanly models the
   state.  However, while BFCP can be used in conferencing applications,
   it is unlikely most UAs implementing shared appearances would utilize



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   the protocol.  Also, having appearance state in two places (dialog
   package XML documents and floor control messages) complicates the
   application.  Also, BFCP only runs over TCP and requires a separate
   offer/answer exchange to establish the connection, making operation
   through NATs and firewalls more difficult.  The BFCP approach is also
   radically different from all current implementations of this feature.
   As a result, standardizing this approach would likely result in an
   increase in feature interoperability rather than a decrease.

   The INVITE selection mechanism is based on overlap dialing.  Overlap
   dialing is supported in very few SIP UAs and is regarded as a
   somewhat archaic leftover from the PSTN.  As such, it is not regarded
   as a good starting point for a common feature such as shared
   appearances.

   The PUBLISH selection mechanism reuses the SIP events extensions
   which already must be implemented by UAs supporting this feature.  In
   fact, it results in no additional messages or round trips.  It is
   also very similar to many current feature implementations today.
   Standardizing this approach is likely to increase overall
   interoperability of this feature.

   The rest of this document will only discuss the PUBLISH appearance
   selection mechanism.


14.  Acknowledgements

   The following individuals were part of the shared appearance Design
   team and have provided input and text to the document (in
   alphabetical order):

   Martin Dolly, Andrew Hutton, Raj Jain, Fernando Lombardo, Derek
   MacDonald, Bill Mitchell, Michael Procter, Theo Zowzouvillys.

   Thanks to Chris Boulton for helping with the XML schema.

   Much of the material has been drawn from previous work by Mohsen
   Soroushnejad, Venkatesh Venkataramanan, Paul Pepper and Anil Kumar,
   who in turn received assistance from:

   Kent Fritz, John Weald, and Sunil Veluvali of Sylantro Systems, Steve
   Towlson, and Michael Procter of Citel Technologies, Rob Harder and
   Hong Chen of Polycom Inc, John Elwell, J D Smith of Siemens
   Communications, Dale R. Worley of Pingtel, Graeme Dollar of Yahoo
   Inc.

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   Dan York, Spenser Dawkins, Martin Dolly, and Brett Tate for their
   comments.


15.  Security Considerations

   Since multiple line appearance features are implemented using
   semantics provided by [RFC3261], Event Package for Dialog State as
   define in , and Event Notification [RFC3265], [RFC3903], security
   considerations in these documents apply to this draft as well.

   Specifically, since dialog state information and the dialog
   identifiers are supplied by UA's in an appearance group to other
   members, the same is prone to "call hijacks".  For example, a rogue
   UA could snoop for these identifiers and send an INVITE with Replaces
   header containing these call details to take over the call.  As such
   INVITES with Replaces header MUST be authenticated using the standard
   mechanism (like Digest or S/MIME) described in [RFC3261]. before it
   is accepted.  NOTIFY or PUBLISH message bodies that provide the
   dialog state information and the dialog identifiers MAY be encrypted
   end-to-end using the standard mechanics.  All SUBSCRIBES between the
   UA's and the Appearance Agent MUST be authenticated.


16.  Informative References

   [RFC2119]  Bradner, S., "Key words for use in RFCs to Indicate
              Requirement Levels", BCP 14, RFC 2119, March 1997.

   [RFC3261]  Rosenberg, J., Schulzrinne, H., Camarillo, G., Johnston,
              A., Peterson, J., Sparks, R., Handley, M., and E.
              Schooler, "SIP: Session Initiation Protocol", RFC 3261,
              June 2002.

   [RFC3515]  Sparks, R., "The Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) Refer
              Method", RFC 3515, April 2003.

   [RFC3265]  Roach, A., "Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)-Specific
              Event Notification", RFC 3265, June 2002.

   [RFC3903]  Niemi, A., "Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) Extension
              for Event State Publication", RFC 3903, October 2004.

   [RFC3891]  Mahy, R., Biggs, B., and R. Dean, "The Session Initiation
              Protocol (SIP) "Replaces" Header", RFC 3891,
              September 2004.

   [I-D.ietf-sipping-service-examples]



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              Johnston, A., Sparks, R., Cunningham, C., Donovan, S., and
              K. Summers, "Session Initiation Protocol Service
              Examples", draft-ietf-sipping-service-examples-15 (work in
              progress), July 2008.

   [RFC4235]  Rosenberg, J., Schulzrinne, H., and R. Mahy, "An INVITE-
              Initiated Dialog Event Package for the Session Initiation
              Protocol (SIP)", RFC 4235, November 2005.

   [RFC3680]  Rosenberg, J., "A Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) Event
              Package for Registrations", RFC 3680, March 2004.

   [RFC3911]  Mahy, R. and D. Petrie, "The Session Initiation Protocol
              (SIP) "Join" Header", RFC 3911, October 2004.

   [RFC3325]  Jennings, C., Peterson, J., and M. Watson, "Private
              Extensions to the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) for
              Asserted Identity within Trusted Networks", RFC 3325,
              November 2002.

   [RFC4579]  Johnston, A. and O. Levin, "Session Initiation Protocol
              (SIP) Call Control - Conferencing for User Agents",
              BCP 119, RFC 4579, August 2006.

   [RFC3840]  Rosenberg, J., Schulzrinne, H., and P. Kyzivat,
              "Indicating User Agent Capabilities in the Session
              Initiation Protocol (SIP)", RFC 3840, August 2004.


Authors' Addresses

   Alan Johnston (editor)
   Avaya
   St. Louis, MO  63124

   Email: alan@sipstation.com


   Mohsen Soroushnejad
   Sylantro Systems Corp

   Email: mohsen.soroush@sylantro.com









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   Venkatesh Venkataramanan
   Sylantro Systems Corp

   Email: vvenkatar@gmail.com















































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