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ECRIT                                                           B. Rosen
Internet-Draft                                             NeuStar, Inc.
Intended status: Standards Track                          H. Schulzrinne
Expires: August 18, 2014                                     Columbia U.
                                                           H. Tschofenig
                                                  Nokia Siemens Networks
                                                       February 14, 2014


                       Data-Only Emergency Calls
                  draft-ietf-ecrit-data-only-ea-07.txt

Abstract

   RFC 6443 'Framework for Emergency Calling Using Internet Multimedia'
   describes how devices use the Internet to place emergency calls and
   how Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) can handle Internet
   multimedia emergency calls natively.  The exchange of multimedia
   traffic typically involves a SIP session establishment starting with
   a SIP INVITE that negotiates various parameters for that session.

   In some cases, however, the transmission of application data is
   everything that is needed.  Examples of such environments include a
   temperature sensors issuing alerts, or vehicles sending crash data.
   Often these alerts are conveyed as one-shot data transmissions.
   These type of interactions are called 'data-only emergency calls'.
   This document describes a container for the data based on the Common
   Alerting Protocol (CAP) and its transmission using the SIP MESSAGE
   transaction.

Status of This Memo

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   2.  Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   3.  Architectural Overview  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   4.  Protocol Specification  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     4.1.  CAP Transport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     4.2.  Profiling of the CAP Document Content . . . . . . . . . .   7
     4.3.  Sending a Data-Only Emergency Call  . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   5.  Error Handling  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     5.1.  425 (Bad Alert Message) Response Code . . . . . . . . . .   9
     5.2.  The AlertMsg-Error Header Field . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   6.  Updates to the CAP Message  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
   7.  Call Backs  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
   8.  Handling Large Amounts of Data  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
   9.  Example . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
   10. Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
   11. IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
     11.1.  Registration of the 'application/emergencyCall.cap+xml'
            MIME type  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
     11.2.  IANA Registration of Additional Data Block . . . . . . .  18
     11.3.  IANA Registration for 425 Response Code  . . . . . . . .  18
     11.4.  IANA Registration of New AlertMsg-Error Header Field . .  19
     11.5.  IANA Registration for the SIP AlertMsg-Error Codes . . .  19
   12. Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  20
   13. References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  20
     13.1.  Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  20
     13.2.  Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  21
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  22







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1.  Introduction

   RFC 6443 [RFC6443] describes how devices use the Internet to place
   emergency calls and how Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) can
   handle Internet multimedia emergency calls natively.  The exchange of
   multimedia traffic typically involves a SIP session establishment
   starting with a SIP INVITE that negotiates various parameters for
   that session.

   In some cases, however, there is only application data to be conveyed
   from the end devices to a PSAP or some other intermediary.  Examples
   of such environments includes sensors issuing alerts, or vehicles
   sending crash data.  These messages may be one-shot alerts to
   emergency authorities and do not require establishment of a session.
   These type of interactions are called 'data-only emergency calls'.
   In this document, we use the term "call" so that similarities between
   full sessions with interactive media can be exploited.

   Data-only emergency calls are similar to regular emergency calls in
   the sense that they require the emergency indications, emergency call
   routing functionality and may even have the same location
   requirements.  However, the communication interaction will not lead
   to the exchange of interactive media, that is, Real-Time Protocol
   packets, such as voice, video data or real-time text.

   The Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) [cap] is a document format for
   exchanging emergency alerts and public warnings.  CAP is mainly used
   for conveying alerts and warnings between authorities and from
   authorities to citizen/individuals.  This document is concerned with
   citizen to authority "alerts", where the alert is sent without any
   interactive media.

   This document describes a method of including a CAP message in a SIP
   transaction, either by value (CAP message is in the body of the
   message, using a CID) or by reference (A URI is included in the
   message, which when dereferenced returns the CAP message) by defining
   it as a block of "additional data" as defined in
   [I-D.ietf-ecrit-additional-data].  The additional data mechanism is
   also used to send alert specific data beyond that available in the
   CAP message.

2.  Terminology

   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].





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3.  Architectural Overview

   This section illustrates two envisioned usage modes; targeted and
   location-based emergency alert routing.

   1.  Emergency alerts containing only data are targeted to a
       intermediary recipient responsible for evaluating the next steps.
       These steps could include:

       1.  Sending an alert containing only data toward a Public Safety
           Answering Point (PSAP);

       2.  Establishing a third-party initiated emergency call towards a
           PSAP that could include audio, video, and data.

   2.  Emergency alerts targeted to a Service URN used for IP-based
       emergency calls where the recipient is not known to the
       originator.  In this scenario, the alert may contain only data
       (e.g., a CAP, Geolocation header and one or more Call-Info
       headers containing Additional Data
       [I-D.ietf-ecrit-additional-data] in a SIP MESSAGE).

   Figure 1 shows a deployment variant where a sensor, is pre-configured
   (using techniques outside the scope of this document) to issue an
   alert to an aggregator that processes these messages and performs
   whatever steps are necessary to appropriately react on the alert.
   For example, a security firm may use different sensor inputs to
   dispatch their security staff to a building they protect or to
   initiate a third-party emergency call.






















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    +------------+              +------------+
    | Sensor     |              | Aggregator |
    |            |              |            |
    +---+--------+              +------+-----+
        |                              |
     Sensors                           |
     trigger                           |
     emergency                         |
     alert                             |
        |        MESSAGE with CAP      |
        |----------------------------->|
        |                              |
        |                           Aggregator
        |                           processes
        |                           emergency
        |                           alert
        |        200 (OK)              |
        |<-----------------------------|
        |                              |
        |                              |

                Figure 1: Targeted Emergency Alert Routing

   In Figure 2 a scenario is shown whereby the alert is routed using
   location information and the Service URN.  An emergency services
   routing proxy (ESRP) may use LoST to determine the next hop proxy to
   route the alert message to.  A possible receiver is a PSAP and the
   recipient of the alert may be call taker.  In the generic case, there
   is very likely no prior relationship between the originator and the
   receiver, e.g. PSAP.  A PSAP, for example, is likely to receive and
   accept alerts from entities it cannot authorize.  This scenario
   corresponds more to the classical emergency services use case and the
   description in [RFC6881] is applicable.  In this use case, the only
   difference between an emergency call, and an emergency data-only call
   is that the former uses INVITE and creates a session and negotiates
   one or more media streams, and the latter uses MESSAGE, does not
   create a session and does not have media.














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                           +-----------+                  +----------+
      +--------+           | ESRP      |                  | PSAP     |
      | Sensor |           |           |                  |          |
      +---+----+           +---+-------+                  +---+------+
          |                    |                              |
       Sensors                 |                              |
       trigger                 |                              |
       emergency               |                              |
       alert                   |                              |
          |                    |                              |
          |                    |                              |
          | MESSAGE with CAP   |                              |
          | (including Service URN,                           |
          | such as urn:service:sos)                          |
          |------------------->|                              |
          |                    |                              |
          |              ESRP performs                        |
          |              emergency alert                      |
          |              routing                              |
          |                    |  MESSAGE with CAP            |
          |                    |  (including identity info)   |
          |                    |----------------------------->|
          |                    |                              |
          |                    |                           PSAP
          |                    |                           processes
          |                    |                           emergency
          |                    |                           alert
          |                    |        200 (OK)              |
          |                    |<-----------------------------|
          |                    |                              |
          |  200 (OK)          |                              |
          |<-------------------|                              |
          |                    |                              |
          |                    |                              |

             Figure 2: Location-Based Emergency Alert Routing

4.  Protocol Specification

4.1.  CAP Transport

   A CAP message may be sent on the initial message of any SIP
   transaction.  However, this document only describes specific behavior
   when used with a SIP MESSAGE transaction for a one-shot, data-only
   emergency call.  Behavior with other transactions is not defined.

   The CAP message included in a SIP message as an additional-data block
   [I-D.ietf-ecrit-additional-data].  Accordingly, it is introduced to



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   the SIP message with a Call-Info header with a purpose of
   "emergencyCall.cap".  The header may contain a URI that is used by
   the recipient (or in some cases, an intermediary) to obtain the CAP
   message.  Alternative, the Call-Info header may contain a Content
   Indirect url [RFC2392] and the CAP message included in the body of
   the message.  In either case, the CAP message is located in a MIME
   block.  The MIME type is set to 'application/emergencyCall.cap+xml'.

   If the server does not support the functionality required to fulfill
   the request then a 501 Not Implemented MUST be returned as specified
   in RFC 3261 [RFC3261].  This is the appropriate response when a UAS
   does not recognize the request method and is not capable of
   supporting it for any user.

   The 415 Unsupported Media Type error MUST be returned as specified in
   RFC 3261 [RFC3261] if the server is refusing to service the request
   because the message body of the request is in a format not supported
   by the server for the requested method.  The server MUST return a
   list of acceptable formats using the Accept, Accept-Encoding, or
   Accept-Language header field, depending on the specific problem with
   the content.

4.2.  Profiling of the CAP Document Content

   The usage of CAP MUST conform to the specification provided with
   [cap].  For the usage with SIP the following additional requirements
   are imposed:

   sender:  A few sub-categories for putting a value in the <sender>
      element have to be considered:

      Originator is a SIP entity, Author indication irrelevant:  When
         the alert was created by a SIP-based originator and it is not
         useful to be explicit about the author of the alert then the
         <sender> element MUST be populated with the SIP URI of the user
         agent.

      Originator is a non-SIP entity, Author indication irrelevant:  In
         case that the alert was created by a non-SIP based entity and
         the identity of this original sender wants to be preserved then
         this identity MUST be placed into the <sender> element.  In
         this category the it is not useful to be explicit about the
         author of the alert.  The specific type of identity being used
         will depends on the technology being used by the original
         originator.

      Author indication relevant:  In case the author is different from
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         should be preserved then the <sender> element MUST NOT contain
         the SIP URI of the user agent.


   incidents:  The <incidents> element MUST be present.  This incident
      identifier MUST be chosen in such a way that it is unique for a
      given <sender, expires, incidents> combination.  Note that the
      <expires> element is optional and may not be present.


   scope:  The value of the <scope> element MAY be set to "Private" if
      the alert is not meant for public consumption.  The <addresses>
      element is, however, not used by this specification since the
      message routing is performed by SIP and the respective address
      information is already available in other SIP headers.  Populating
      information twice into different parts of the message may lead to
      inconsistency.



   parameter:  The <parameter> element MAY contain additional
      information specific to the sendor.


   area:  It is RECOMMENDED to omit this element when constructing a
      message.  In case that the CAP message already contained an <area>
      element then the specified location information SHOULD be copied
      into the PIDF-LO structure of the 'geolocation' header.

4.3.  Sending a Data-Only Emergency Call

   A data-only emergency call is sent using a SIP MESSAGE transaction
   with a CAP URI or body as described above in a manner similar to how
   an emergency call with interactive media is sent, as described in
   [RFC6881].  The MESSAGE transaction does not create a session or send
   media, but otherwise, the header content of the transaction, routing,
   and processing of data-only calls are the same as those of other
   emergency calls.

5.  Error Handling

   This section defines a new error response code and a header field for
   additional information.








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5.1.  425 (Bad Alert Message) Response Code

   This SIP extension creates a new location-specific response code,
   defined as follows,

      425 (Bad Alert Message)

   The 425 response code is a rejection of the request due to its
   included alert content, indicating that it was malformed or not
   satisfactory for the recipient's purpose.

   A SIP intermediary can also reject an alert it receives from a UA
   when it understands that the provided alert is malformed.

   Section 5.2 describes an AlertMsg-Error header field with more
   details about what was wrong with the alert message in the request.
   This header field MUST be included in the 425 response.

   It is only appropriate to generate a 425 response when the responding
   entity has no other information in the request that are usable by the
   responder.

   A 425 response code MUST NOT be sent in response to a request that
   lacks an alert message entirely, as the user agent in that case may
   not support this extension at all.

   A 425 response is a final response within a transaction, and MUST NOT
   terminate an existing dialog.

5.2.  The AlertMsg-Error Header Field

   The AlertMsg-Error header provides additional information about what
   was wrong with the original request.  In some cases the provided
   information will be used for debugging purposes.

   The AlertMsg-Error header field has the following ABNF [RFC5234]:


      message-header          /= AlertMsg-Error
                                 ; (message-header from 3261)
      AlertMsg-Error        = "AlertMsg-Error" HCOLON
                                   ErrorValue
      ErrorValue       =  error-code
                                  *(SEMI error-params)
      error-code      = 1*3DIGIT
      error-params    = error-code-text
                                 / generic-param ; from RFC3261
      error-code-text = "code" EQUAL quoted-string ; from RFC3261



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   HCOLON, SEMI, and EQUAL are defined in RFC3261 [RFC3261].  DIGIT is
   defined in RFC5234 [RFC5234].

   The AlertMsg-Error header field MUST contain only one ErrorValue to
   indicate what was wrong with the alert payload the recipient
   determined was bad.

   The ErrorValue contains a 3-digit error code indicating what was
   wrong with the alert in the request.  This error code has a
   corresponding quoted error text string that is human understandable.
   The text string are OPTIONAL, but RECOMMENDED for human readability,
   similar to the string phrase used for SIP response codes.  That said,
   the strings are complete enough for rendering to the user, if so
   desired.  The strings in this document are recommendations, and are
   not standardized - meaning an operator can change the strings - but
   MUST NOT change the meaning of the error code.  Similar to how RFC
   3261 specifies, there MUST NOT be more than one string per error
   code.

   The AlertMsg-Error header field MAY be included in any response as an
   alert message was in the request part of the same transaction.  For
   example, a UA includes an alert in an MESSAGE to a PSAP.  The PSAP
   can accept this MESSAGE, thus creating a dialog, even though his UA
   determined the alert message contained in the MESSAGE was bad.  The
   PSAP merely includes an AlertMsg-Error header value in the 200 OK to
   the MESSAGE informing the UA that the MESSAGE was accepted but the
   alert provided was bad.

   If, on the other hand, the PSAP cannot accept the transaction without
   a suitable alert message, a 425 response is sent.

   A SIP intermediary that requires the UA's alert message in order to
   properly process the transaction may also sends a 425 with a
   AlertMsg-Error code.

   This document defines an initial list of error code ranges for any
   SIP response, including provisional responses (other than 100 Trying)
   and the new 425 response.  There MUST be no more than one AlertMsg-
   Error code in a SIP response.

   AlertMsg-Error: 100 ; code="Cannot Process the Alert Payload"

   AlertMsg-Error: 101 ; code="Alert Payload was not present or could
   not be found"

   AlertMsg-Error: 102 ; code="Not enough information to determine the
   purpose of the alert"




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   AlertMsg-Error: 103 ; code="Alert Payload was corrupted"

   Additionally, if an entity cannot or chooses not to process the alert
   message from a SIP request, a 500 (Server Internal Error) SHOULD be
   used with or without a configurable Retry-After header field.

6.  Updates to the CAP Message

   If the sender anticipates that the content of the CAP message may
   need to be updated during the lifecycle of the event referred to in
   the message, it may include an update block as defined in
   [I-D.rosen-ecrit-addldata-subnot].

7.  Call Backs

   This document does not describe any method for the recipient to call
   back the sender of the data-only call.  Usually, these alerts are
   sent by automata, and do not have any mechanism to receive calls of
   any kind.  The identifier in the From header may be useful to obtain
   more information, but any such mechanism is not defined in this
   document.  The CAP message may contain related contact information
   for the sender.

8.  Handling Large Amounts of Data

   It is not atypical for sensor to have large quantities of data that
   they may wish to send.  Including large amounts of data in a MESSAGE
   is not advisable, because SIP entities are usually not equipped to
   handle very large messages.  In such cases, the sender SHOULD make
   use of the by-reference mechanisms defined for Additional Data which
   involve sending a URI in the Call-Info header and using HTTPS to
   retrieve the data.  The CAP message itself can be sent by-reference
   using this mechanism as well as any or all of the Additional Data
   blocks that may contain sensor-specific data.

9.  Example

   Figure 3 shows a CAP document indicating a BURGLARY alert issued by a
   sensor called 'sensor1@domain.com'.  The location of the sensor can
   be obtained from the attached location information provided via the
   'geolocation' header contained in the SIP MESSAGE structure.
   Additionally, the sensor provided some data long with the alert
   message using proprietary information elements only to be processed
   by the receiver, a SIP entity acting as an aggregator.  This example
   reflects the description in Figure 1.


      MESSAGE sip:aggregator@domain.com SIP/2.0



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      Via: SIP/2.0/TCP sensor1.domain.com;branch=z9hG4bK776sgdkse
      Max-Forwards: 70
      From: sip:sensor1@domain.com;tag=49583
      To: sip:aggregator@domain.com
      Call-ID: asd88asd77a@1.2.3.4
      Geolocation: <cid:abcdef@domain.com>
        ;routing-allowed=yes
      Supported: geolocation
      Accept: application/pidf+xml, application/emergencyCall.cap+xml
      CSeq: 1 MESSAGE
      Call-Info: cid:abcdef2@domain.com;purpose=emergencyCall.cap
      Content-Type: multipart/mixed; boundary=boundary1
      Content-Length: ...

      --boundary1

      Content-Type: application/emergencyCall.cap
      Content-ID: <abcdef2@domain.com>
      Content-Disposition: by-reference;handling=optional
     <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

     <alert xmlns="urn:oasis:names:tc:emergency:cap:1.1">
       <identifier>S-1</identifier>
       <sender>sip:sensor1@domain.com</sender>
       <sent>2008-11-19T14:57:00-07:00</sent>
       <status>Actual</status>
       <msgType>Alert</msgType>
       <scope>Private</scope>
       <incidents>abc1234</incidents>
       <info>
           <category>Security</category>
           <event>BURGLARY</event>
           <urgency>Expected</urgency>
           <certainty>Likely</certainty>
           <severity>Moderate</severity>
           <senderName>SENSOR 1</senderName>
           <parameter>
             <valueName>SENSOR-DATA-NAMESPACE1</valueName>
             <value>123</value>
           </parameter>
           <parameter>
             <valueName>SENSOR-DATA-NAMESPACE2</valueName>
             <value>TRUE</value>
           </parameter>
       </info>
      </alert>

      --boundary1



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      Content-Type: application/pidf+xml
      Content-ID: <abcdef2@domain.com>
      Content-Disposition: by-reference;handling=optional
      <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
          <presence
             xmlns="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:pidf"
             xmlns:gp="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:pidf:geopriv10"
             xmlns:gbp=
                    "urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:pidf:geopriv10:basicPolicy"
             xmlns:cl="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:pidf:geopriv10:civicAddr"
             xmlns:gml="http://www.opengis.net/gml"
             xmlns:dm="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:pidf:data-model"
             entity="pres:alice@atlanta.example.com">
           <dm:device id="sensor">
             <gp:geopriv>
               <gp:location-info>
                 <gml:location>
                   <gml:Point srsName="urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG::4326">
                     <gml:pos>32.86726 -97.16054</gml:pos>
                   </gml:Point>
                </gml:location>
               </gp:location-info>
               <gp:usage-rules>
                 <gbp:retransmission-allowed>false
                 </gbp:retransmission-allowed>
                 <gbp:retention-expiry>2010-11-14T20:00:00Z
                 </gbp:retention-expiry>
               </gp:usage-rules>
               <gp:method>802.11</gp:method>
             </gp:geopriv>
             <dm:timestamp>2010-11-04T20:57:29Z</dm:timestamp>
           </dm:device>
         </presence>
      --boundary1--

       Figure 3: Example Message conveying an Alert to an Aggregator

   Figure 4 shows the same CAP document sent as a data-only emergency
   call towards a PSAP.


      MESSAGE urn:service:sos SIP/2.0
      Via: SIP/2.0/TCP sip:aggreg.1.example.com;branch=z9hG4bK776abssa
      Max-Forwards: 70
      From: sip:aggregator@example.com;tag=32336
      To: 112
      Call-ID: asdf33443a@example.com
      Route: sip:psap1.example.gov



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      Geolocation: <cid:abcdef@example.com>
        ;routing-allowed=yes
      Supported: geolocation
      Accept: application/pidf+xml, application/emergencyCall.cap+xml
      Call-info: cid:abcdef2@domain.com;purpose=emergencyCall.cap
      CSeq: 1 MESSAGE
      Content-Type: multipart/mixed; boundary=boundary1
      Content-Length: ...

      --boundary1

      Content-Type: application/emergencyCall.cap+xml
      Content-ID: <abcdef2@example.com>
     <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

     <alert xmlns="urn:oasis:names:tc:emergency:cap:1.1">
       <identifier>S-1</identifier>
       <sender>sip:sensor1@domain.com</sender>
       <sent>2008-11-19T14:57:00-07:00</sent>
       <status>Actual</status>
       <msgType>Alert</msgType>
       <scope>Private</scope>
       <incidents>abc1234</incidents>
       <info>
           <category>Security</category>
           <event>BURGLARY</event>
           <urgency>Expected</urgency>
           <certainty>Likely</certainty>
           <severity>Moderate</severity>
           <senderName>SENSOR 1</senderName>
           <parameter>
             <valueName>SENSOR-DATA-NAMESPACE1</valueName>
             <value>123</value>
           </parameter>
           <parameter>
             <valueName>SENSOR-DATA-NAMESPACE2</valueName>
             <value>TRUE</value>
           </parameter>
       </info>
      </alert>

      --boundary1

      Content-Type: application/pidf+xml
      Content-ID: <abcdef2@domain.com>
      <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
          <presence
             xmlns="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:pidf"



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             xmlns:gp="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:pidf:geopriv10"
             xmlns:gbp=
                    "urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:pidf:geopriv10:basicPolicy"
             xmlns:cl="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:pidf:geopriv10:civicAddr"
             xmlns:gml="http://www.opengis.net/gml"
             xmlns:dm="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:pidf:data-model"
             entity="pres:alice@atlanta.example.com">
           <dm:device id="sensor">
             <gp:geopriv>
               <gp:location-info>
                 <gml:location>
                   <gml:Point srsName="urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG::4326">
                     <gml:pos>32.86726 -97.16054</gml:pos>
                   </gml:Point>
                </gml:location>
               </gp:location-info>
               <gp:usage-rules>
                 <gbp:retransmission-allowed>false
                 </gbp:retransmission-allowed>
                 <gbp:retention-expiry>2010-11-14T20:00:00Z
                 </gbp:retention-expiry>
               </gp:usage-rules>
               <gp:method>802.11</gp:method>
             </gp:geopriv>
             <dm:timestamp>2010-11-04T20:57:29Z</dm:timestamp>
           </dm:device>
         </presence>
      --boundary1--

          Figure 4: Example Message conveying an Alert to a PSAP

10.  Security Considerations

   This section discusses security considerations when SIP user agents
   issue emergency alerts utilizing MESSAGE and CAP.  Location specific
   threats are not unique to this document and are discussed in
   [I-D.ietf-ecrit-trustworthy-location] and [RFC6442].

   The ECRIT emergency services architecture [RFC6443] considers
   classical individual-to-authority emergency calling and the identity
   of the emergency caller does not play a role at the time of the call
   establishment itself, i.e., a response to the emergency call will not
   depend on the identity of the caller.  In case of emergency alerts
   generated by devices, like sensors, the processing may be different
   in order to reduce the number of falsely generated emergency alerts.
   Alerts may get triggered based on certain sensor input that may have
   been caused by other factors than the actual occurrence of an alert
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   For this purpose not all alert messages are directly sent to a PSAP
   but rather may be pre-processed by a separate entity, potentially
   under supervision by a human, to filter alerts and potentially
   correlate received alerts with others to obtain a larger picture of
   the ongoing situation.

   In any case, for alerts that are initiated by sensors the identity
   may play an important role in deciding whether to accept or ignore an
   incoming alert message.  With the scenario shown in Figure 1 it is
   very likely that only authorized sensor input will be processed.  For
   this purpose it needs to be ensured that no alert messages from an
   unknown origin are accepted.  Two types of information elements can
   be used for this purpose:

   1.  SIP itself provides security mechanisms that allow the
       verification of the originator's identity.  These mechanisms can
       be re-used, such as P-Asserted-Identity [RFC3325] or SIP Identity
       [RFC4474].  The latter provides a cryptographic assurance while
       the former relies on a chain of trust model.

   2.  CAP provides additional security mechanisms and the ability to
       carry additional information about the sender's identity.
       Section 3.3.2.1 of [cap] specifies the signing algorithms of CAP
       documents.

   In addition to the desire to perform identity-based access control
   the classical communication security threats need to be considered,
   including integrity protection to prevent forgery and replay of alert
   messages in transit.  To deal with replay of alerts a CAP document
   contains the mandatory <identifier>, <sender>, <sent> elements and an
   optional <expire> element.  These attributes make the CAP document
   unique for a specific sender and provide time restrictions.  An
   entity that has received a CAP message already within the indicated
   timeframe is able to detect a replayed message and, if the content of
   that message is unchanged, then no additional security vulnerability
   is created.  Additionally, it is RECOMMENDED to make use of SIP
   security mechanisms, such as SIP Identity [RFC4474], to tie the CAP
   message to the SIP message.  To provide protection of the entire SIP
   message exchange between neighboring SIP entities the usage of TLS is
   mandatory.

   Note that none of the security mechanism in this document protect
   against a compromised sensor sending crafted alerts.








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11.  IANA Considerations

11.1.  Registration of the 'application/emergencyCall.cap+xml' MIME type

   To:  ietf-types@iana.org



   Subject:  Registration of MIME media type application/
      emergencyCall.cap+xml


   MIME media type name:  application


   MIME subtype name:  cap+xml


   Required parameters:  (none)



   Optional parameters:  charset; Indicates the character encoding of
      enclosed XML.  Default is UTF-8 [RFC3629].


   Encoding considerations:  Uses XML, which can employ 8-bit
      characters, depending on the character encoding used.  See RFC
      3023 [RFC3023], Section 3.2.


   Security considerations:  This content type is designed to carry
      payloads of the Common Alerting Protocol (CAP).


   Interoperability considerations:  This content type provides a way to
      convey CAP payloads.



   Published specification:  RFC XXX [Replace by the RFC number of this
      specification].


   Applications which use this media type:  Applications that convey
      alerts and warnings according to the CAP standard.





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   Additional information:  OASIS has published the Common Alerting
      Protocol at http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/
      documents.php&wg_abbrev=emergency


   Person and email address to contact for further information:  Hannes
      Tschofenig, Hannes.Tschofenig@nsn.com


   Intended usage:  Limited use


   Author/Change controller:  IETF ECRIT working group


   Other information:  This media type is a specialization of
      application/xml RFC 3023 [RFC3023], and many of the considerations
      described there also apply to application/cap+xml.


11.2.  IANA Registration of Additional Data Block

   This document registers a new block type in the sub-registry called
   'Additional Data Blocks' defined in [I-D.ietf-ecrit-additional-data].
   The token is "cap" and the reference is this document.

11.3.  IANA Registration for 425 Response Code

   In the SIP Response Codes registry, the following is added

   Reference: RFC-XXXX (i.e., this document)

   Response code: 425 (recommended number to assign)

   Default reason phrase: Bad Alert Message


      Registry:
        Response Code                               Reference
        ------------------------------------------  ---------
        Request Failure 4xx
          425 Bad Alert Message                   [this doc]

   This SIP Response code is defined in Section 5.







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11.4.  IANA Registration of New AlertMsg-Error Header Field

   The SIP AlertMsg-error header field is created by this document, with
   its definition and rules in Section 5, to be added to the IANA sip-
   parameters registry with two actions:

   1.  Update the Header Fields registry with




      Registry:
        Header Name        compact    Reference
        -----------------  -------    ---------
        AlertMsg-Error             [this doc]

   2.  In the portion titled "Header Field Parameters and Parameter
       Values", add




                                               Predefined
      Header Field        Parameter Name       Values      Reference
      -----------------   -------------------  ----------  ---------
      AlertMsg-Error      code                 yes         [this doc]

11.5.  IANA Registration for the SIP AlertMsg-Error Codes

   This document creates a new registry for SIP, called "AlertMsg-Error
   Codes".  AlertMsg-Error codes provide reason for the error discovered
   by recipients, categorized by action to be taken by error recipient.
   The initial values for this registry are shown below.

   Registry Name: AlertMsg-Error Codes

   Reference: [this doc]

   Registration Procedures: Specification Required












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   Code Default Reason Phrase                                 Reference
   ---- ---------------------------------------------------   ---------
   100  "Cannot Process the Alert Payload"                    [this doc]

   101  "Alert Payload was not present or could not be found" [this doc]

   102  "Not enough information to determine
         the purpose of the alert"                            [this doc]

   103  "Alert Payload was corrupted"                         [this doc]

   Details of these error codes are in Section 5.

12.  Acknowledgments

   The authors would like to thank the participants of the Early Warning
   adhoc meeting at IETF#69 for their feedback.  Additionally, we would
   like to thank the members of the NENA Long Term Direction Working
   Group for their feedback.

   Additionally, we would like to thank Martin Thomson, James
   Winterbottom, Shida Schubert, Bernard Aboba, and Marc Linsner for
   their review comments.

13.  References

13.1.  Normative References

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

   [cap]      Jones, E. and A. Botterell, "Common Alerting Protocol v.
              1.1", October 2005.

   [RFC2392]  Levinson, E., "Content-ID and Message-ID Uniform Resource
              Locators", RFC 2392, August 1998.

   [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.

   [RFC3428]  Campbell, B., Rosenberg, J., Schulzrinne, H., Huitema, C.,
              and D. Gurle, "Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) Extension
              for Instant Messaging", RFC 3428, December 2002.

   [RFC5234]  Crocker, D. and P. Overell, "Augmented BNF for Syntax
              Specifications: ABNF", STD 68, RFC 5234, January 2008.



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

   [RFC3023]  Murata, M., St. Laurent, S., and D. Kohn, "XML Media
              Types", RFC 3023, January 2001.

   [RFC3629]  Yergeau, F., "UTF-8, a transformation format of ISO
              10646", STD 63, RFC 3629, November 2003.

   [RFC6442]  Polk, J., Rosen, B., and J. Peterson, "Location Conveyance
              for the Session Initiation Protocol", RFC 6442, December
              2011.

   [RFC6665]  Roach, A., "SIP-Specific Event Notification", RFC 6665,
              July 2012.

   [RFC6881]  Rosen, B. and J. Polk, "Best Current Practice for
              Communications Services in Support of Emergency Calling",
              BCP 181, RFC 6881, March 2013.

   [I-D.ietf-ecrit-additional-data]
              Rosen, B., Tschofenig, H., Marshall, R., Randy, R., and J.
              Winterbottom, "Additional Data related to an Emergency
              Call", draft-ietf-ecrit-additional-data-20 (work in
              progress), February 2014.

   [I-D.rosen-ecrit-addldata-subnot]
              Rosen, B., "Updating Additional Data related to an
              Emergency Call using Subscribe/ Notify", draft-rosen-
              ecrit-addldata-subnot-01 (work in progress), November
              2013.

13.2.  Informative References

   [I-D.ietf-ecrit-trustworthy-location]
              Tschofenig, H., Schulzrinne, H., and B. Aboba,
              "Trustworthy Location", draft-ietf-ecrit-trustworthy-
              location-08 (work in progress), January 2014.

   [RFC4474]  Peterson, J. and C. Jennings, "Enhancements for
              Authenticated Identity Management in the Session
              Initiation Protocol (SIP)", RFC 4474, August 2006.

   [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.




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   [RFC6443]  Rosen, B., Schulzrinne, H., Polk, J., and A. Newton,
              "Framework for Emergency Calling Using Internet
              Multimedia", RFC 6443, December 2011.

Authors' Addresses

   Brian Rosen
   NeuStar, Inc.
   470 Conrad Dr
   Mars, PA   16046
   US

   Email: br@brianrosen.net


   Henning Schulzrinne
   Columbia University
   Department of Computer Science
   450 Computer Science Building
   New York, NY  10027
   US

   Phone: +1 212 939 7004
   Email: hgs+ecrit@cs.columbia.edu
   URI:   http://www.cs.columbia.edu


   Hannes Tschofenig
   Nokia Siemens Networks
   Linnoitustie 6
   Espoo  02600
   Finland

   Phone: +358 (50) 4871445
   Email: Hannes.Tschofenig@gmx.net
   URI:   http://www.tschofenig.priv.at















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