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SIPCORE Working Group                                        James Polk
Internet Draft                                            Cisco Systems
Expires: January 13, 2009                                   Brian Rosen
Intended Status: Standards Track (PS)                           NeuStar
                                                          July 13, 2009

         Location Conveyance for the Session Initiation Protocol
              draft-ietf-sipcore-location-conveyance-01.txt

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Abstract

   This document defines an extension to the Session Initiation
   Protocol (SIP) to convey geographic location information from one
   SIP entity to another SIP entity.  The extension covers end-to-end
   conveyance as well as location-based routing, where SIP servers
   make routing decisions based on the location of the user agent
   client.


Table of Contents

   1.  Conventions and Terminology used in this document . . . . . .  3
   2.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
   3.  Overview of SIP Location Conveyance . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
   4.  SIP Modifications for Geolocation Conveyance  . . . . . . . .  7
       4.1 The Geolocation Header  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7
       4.2 424 (Bad Location Information) Response Code  . . . . . . 10
       4.3 The Geolocation-Error Header  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
       4.4 The 'geolocation' Option Tag  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
       4.5 Using sip/sips/pres as a Dereference Scheme . . . . . . . 20
   5.  Geolocation Examples  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
       5.1 Location-by-value (Coordinate Format) . . . . . . . . . . 22
       5.2 Location-by-reference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
   6.  SIP Element Behavior  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
       6.1 UAC Behavior  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
       6.2 UAS Behavior  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
       6.3 Proxy Behavior  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
   7.  Geopriv Privacy Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
   8.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
   9.  IANA Considerations   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
       9.1 IANA Registration for New SIP Geolocation Header  . . . . 41
       9.2 IANA Registration for New SIP 'geolocation' Option Tag  . 41
       9.3 IANA Registration for New 424 Response Code . . . . . . . 41
       9.4 IANA Registration for New SIP Geolocation-Error Header  . 41
       9.5 IANA Registration for New SIP Geolocation-Error Codes . . 42
       9.6 IANA Registration of LbyR Schemes   . . . . . . . . . . . 43
   10. Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
   11. References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43


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       11.1 Normative References   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
       11.2 Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
       Author Information  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
       Appendix A. Requirements for SIP Location Conveyance  . . . . 45


1.  Conventions and Terminology 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 [RFC2119].

   The following terms and acronyms used throughout this document are
   defined here:

   LbyR = Location-by-Reference

   LbyV = Location-by-Value

   Location Generator (LG): The entity that initially determines or
      gathers the location of the Target and creates Location
      Objects describing the location of the Target [RFC3693].

   Location Inserter: a role created in this document describing the
      entity that included location in a SIP request, either by-value
      or by-reference (i.e., including a location URI).

   Location Object (LO): An object conveying location information
      (and possibly privacy rules) to which Geopriv security
      mechanisms and privacy rules are to be applied [RFC3693].

   Location Recipient (LR): The entity that receives location
      information.  It may have asked for this location explicitly
      (by sending a query to a location server), or it may receive
      this location asynchronously [RFC3693].

   Location Server (LS): The entity to which a LG publishes location
      objects, the recipient of queries from location receivers, and
      the entity that applies rules designed by the rule maker
      [RFC3693].

      A Location Server is also an entity that retains Target Location
      Objects that are dereferenced by Location Recipients via SIP
      SUB/NOT transactions.

   Target: A person or other entity whose location is communicated by
      a Geopriv Location Object [RFC3693].

   Using Protocol: A protocol that carries a Location Object [RFC3693].




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2.  Introduction

   This document describes how geolocation can be "conveyed" in a SIP
   request from one SIP entity unsolicited to another entity using SIP
   [RFC3261].  Here, "Location" is a description of the physical
   geographical area where something currently exists.  Note that this
   information is not solicited by the entity that receives it.  The
   mechanism in this document does not allow one SIP user to request
   the location of another SIP user to be returned in a response.

   Geographic location in the IETF is discussed in RFC 3693 (Geopriv
   Requirements) [RFC3693].  It defines a "Target" as the entity whose
   location is being transmitted over IP.  A [RFC3693]-defined "Using
   Protocol" describes how a "Location Server" transmits a "Location
   Object" to a "Location Recipient" while maintaining the contained
   privacy intentions of the Target intact. This document describes a
   SIP extension to carry a Location Object and how it complies with
   the Using Protocol requirements in RFC 3693.

   Common terms are in Section 1. Section 3 provides an overview of SIP
   location conveyance.  Section 4 details the extensions to SIP
   necessary to accomplish location conveyance.  Section 5 gives decode
   examples of geolocation within SIP requests, both LbyV and LbyR.
   Section 6 articulates the SIP element type behaviors for location
   conveyance. Section 7 discusses Geopriv privacy considerations.
   Section 8 discusses security considerations.  Section 9 IANA
   registers the modifications made to SIP by this document in section
   4.


3.  Overview of SIP Location Conveyance

   The concept of conveying location in SIP is fairly straightforward.
   Location is conveyed directly or indirectly from a transmitting SIP
   entity to a receiving SIP entity.  When location is conveyed
   directly, it is conveyed as a value contained within the SIP
   request, as in Figure 1.

      Alice                      Bob                     LIS
        |                         |                       |
        |  Request w/ Location    |                       |
        |------------------------>|                       |
        |                         |                       |
        |       Response          |                       |
        |<------------------------|                       |
        |                         |                       |

   Figure 1. Location Conveyed by Value

   When location is conveyed indirectly, analogous to Content
   Indirection [RFC4483], Bob receives (from Alice) a location URI and
   must make an additional request - here called a dereference - to


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   learn Alice's actual location from a Location Server (LS)
   identified in the location URI, as in Figure 2.

      Alice                      Bob                     LS
        |                         |                       |
        | Request w/ Location URI |                       |
        |------------------------>|                       |
        |                         |  Dereference Request  |
        |                         |---------------------->|
        |                         |                       |
        |                         |  Dereference Response |
        |                         |<----------------------|
        |        Response         |  (includes location)  |
        |<------------------------|                       |
        |                         |                       |

   Figure 2. Location Conveyed by Reference

   Many protocols can be used for this dereference transaction, but
   this is usually determined by the scheme of the location URI in the
   SIP request. In other words, if the location URI is a SIPS: URI,
   then SIPS would be used to contact the LS to make the dereference.

   The location "value" in this SIP extension is in the form of a
   "Presence Information Data Format - Location Object", or PIDF-LO, as
   described in [RFC4119].  A PIDF-LO is an XML scheme specifically for
   carrying the geographic location of a Target.  LbyV refers to a UA
   including a PIDF-LO as a message body part of a SIP request, sending
   that Location Object to another SIP element.  LbyR refers to a UA
   including a location URI in a SIP request header field which can be
 dereferenced by a Location Recipient to retrieve Alice's Location
 Object, in the form of a PIDF-LO.

   To accomplish location conveyance in SIP, a new SIP header field,
   Geolocation, is created and described in this document.  The
   Geolocation header field contains a URI that points to where the
   location is for the location target, either in the body of the SIP
   request itself (LbyV), or on a Location Server (LbyR).  A location
   URI that points to a message body is always a "cid:" URI (Content
   Identification), as defined in [RFC2392].

   If the URI in the Geolocation header field is a scheme other than
   "cid:", a dereference transaction (see Figure 2) is necessary. This
   document describes how a SIP presence subscription [RFC3856] can be
   used as a dereference protocol.

   Location can be inserted in a SIP request by a SIP server as well as
   by a UA. This document offers guidance on this practice. This
   document also describes how a location recipient can determine which
   entity included a specific location, as more than one location can
   be conveyed in a given SIP request. Section 4 gets into guidance and
   limitations of this behavior.


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   A new error response (424 Bad Location Information) is also defined
   in this document. Within this response is a new header field
   indicating location-based errors, called the Geolocation-Error
   header field.  This header field has various codes that provide
   additional information about the type of location error experienced
   by a Location Recipient, separated into actionable categories to be
   taken by the UAC.

   Because more than one SIP entity can insert location, when
   considering SIP as an end-to-end protocol, there needs to be a means
   of identifying which location within a message of multiple locations
   was considered bad by a location recipient - if that were to occur.
   The ability to tell which entity (identified by host-id) inserted a
   specific location is extremely important. Not only does this allow
   each location error to be targeted at a particular inserter of a
   specific location object, but it also allows error recipients to
   understand when the location they inserted was not at fault, and
   that a received error is not meant for them.  This optimization is
   necessary, otherwise each location error would be a blanket error to
   every entity upstream in the signaling path.

   Just as location can be conveyed by more than one entity about the
   same target, there can be more than one location recipient along a
   request's path.  It is possible to route SIP requests based on the
   location of the target (i.e., source based routing, instead of
   normal destination based routing).  This means SIP servers can be
   location recipients. If this is not desired by a Location Inserter,
   then the Location Inserter can also include a separate indication in
   the Geolocation header field showing that this usage is not desired.

   Location Inserters have the ability to provide instructional
   parameters about location it has inserted.  These are hints to
   downstream entities on how the location information in the message
   was originated, intended and is to be used.

   Transport Layer Security is expected when a request contains a
   target's location.  Some implementations will choose to have S/MIME
   for integrity protection, or to encrypt message bodies from source
   to destination(s).

   This document creates a new option tag: geolocation, to indicate
   support for this extension by UAs.

   The new header field, the header parameters, the new option tag, the
   new error response, and Geolocation-Error codes are defined in
   Section 4, each of which are IANA registered by this document.

   RFC 3693 demands that a transmitted location be required to maintain
   privacy considerations.  This document maintains all of the privacy
   considerations defined by RFC 3693, plus adds an intended usage
   indication within the SIP Geolocation header field. This increases


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   the considerations for recipients not to inspect a target's location
   when they are not the intended location recipient.


4.  SIP Modifications for Geolocation Conveyance

   The following sections detail the standards track modifications
   to SIP for Location Conveyance.

4.1 The Geolocation Header Field

   This document defines Geolocation as a new SIP header field
   registered by IANA, with the following ABNF [RFC5234]:

   Geolocation        =  "Geolocation" HCOLON (locationValue *(COMMA
                          locationValue)) (COMMA retrans-param)
   locationValue      =  LAQUOT locationURI RAQUOT *(SEMI geoloc-param)
   locationURI        =  sip-URI / sips-URI / pres-URI
                          / cid-url ; (from RFC 2392)
                          / absoluteURI ; (from RFC 3261)
   geoloc-param       =  "inserted-by" EQUAL geoloc-inserter
                          / "used-for-routing"
                          / generic-param ; (from RFC 3261)
   geoloc-inserter    =  DQUOTE hostport DQUOTE
                          / gen-value ; (from RFC 3261)
   retrans-param      =  "routing-allowed" EQUAL "yes" / "no"

   sip-URI, sips-URI and absoluteURI are defined according to [RFC3261].

   The pres-URI is defined in [RFC3859].

   The cid-url is defined in [RFC2392] to locate message body
   parts.  This URI type is present in a SIP request where location
   is conveyed as a value.

   Other protocols used in the location URI MUST be reviewed against
   the RFC 3693 criteria for a Using Protocol.

   The Geolocation header field MAY have one or more locationValues.
   SIP servers inserting a locationValue MUST add the new value as the
   last locationValue in the Geolocation header field (i.e., the last
   locationValue in the header field is the most recent one added to
   the message).  Placement of the "routing-allowed" parameter, when
   present, MUST be the last header field value in the Geolocation
   header field.

   A locationValue has the following independent header field
   parameters,

   o  the "inserted-by=" parameter provides the hostport
      (alice.example.com -- which is the same as the "sent-by"
      parameter in a Via header field, with or without a port number)


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      of the SIP entity that inserted this locationValue into the
      request. If a Location Recipient has determined a supplied
      location is in error, as there can be more than one location in
      any request, the "inserted-by=" parameter is copied into the
      locationErrorValue in the response indicating the location error,
      and to whom the error is for.  Hence, this "inserted-by="
      parameter MUST be present in each locationValue. If an entity
      receives an Geolocation-Error with a hostport that does not
      identify this entity, the Geolocation-Error MUST be ignored.

   o  the "used-for-routing" parameter to inform recipients that the
      location in this locationValue was used to route the message
      towards the ultimate destination UAS.  "used-for-routing" can
      occur more than once along the request's path.  Because
      locationValues are inserted as last inserted is last in the
      header field, the last locationValue is the most recent one added
      to the message.  This also gives the "used-for-routing" header
      field parameter added meaning - as the receiving SIP entity knows
      which location URI the message was routed upon.

   Each locationValue MUST contain exactly one "inserted-by" parameter,
   indicating which SIP entity added the locationValue to the SIP
   request.

   There MUST NOT be more than one "inserted-by=" parameter or one
   "used-for-routing" parameter in the same locationValue.  However,
   there can be more than one locationValue in the same Geolocation
   header field.

   The "routing-allowed" header field parameter is a global parameter
   over any (and all/each) locationValues in the Geolocation header
   field.  This is the reason why the placement of the header field
   parameter is outside any locationValue, appears only once, and is
   always last in the header field value.

   This header field parameter only has the values "=yes" or "=no".
   When this parameter is "=yes", any locationValue can be used for
   routing decisions along the downstream signaling path by
   intermediaries.  When this parameter is "=no", this means no
   locationValue (inserted by the originating UAC or any (or
   subsequent) intermediary(ies) along the signaling path) can be used
   by any SIP intermediary to make routing decisions.  This behavior
   MUST be adhered to.  Section 4.3 describes the details on what a
   routing intermediary does if it believes it needs to use the
   location in the SIP request in order to process the message further.

   The practical implication is that when the "routing-allowed"
   parameter is set to "no", if an LbyV is present in the SIP request,
   intermediaries MUST NOT view the location (because it is not
   for intermediaries to view), and if an LbyR is present, MUST NOT
   dereference it.  UASs are allowed to view location in the SIP
   request even when the "routing-allowed" header field parameter is


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   set to "no".

   The default behavior when this header field parameter is not present
   in a message is to treat the SIP request as if the parameter were
   present and its value is set to "no".

   This document defines the Geolocation header field as valid in the
   following SIP requests:

      INVITE [RFC3261],             REGISTER [RFC3261],
      OPTIONS [RFC3261],            BYE [RFC3261],
      UPDATE [RFC3311],             INFO [RFC2976],
      MESSAGE [RFC3428],            REFER [RFC3515],
      SUBSCRIBE [RFC3265],          NOTIFY [RFC3265],
      PUBLISH [RFC3903] and         PRACK [RFC3262]


   Discussing location using the PUBLISH request is out of scope
   for this document since it is part of Presence, therefore, for
   completeness, Table 1 shows PUBLISH is to support Location
   Conveyance via this extension, but is not discussed further.

   The following table extends the values in Tables 2 and 3 of RFC 3261
   [RFC3261].

      Header field             where proxy INV ACK CAN BYE REG OPT PRA
      ----------------------------------------------------------------
      Geolocation              R     ar     o   -   -   o   o   o   o

      Header field             where proxy SUB NOT UPD MSG REF INF PUB
      ----------------------------------------------------------------
      Geolocation              R     ar     o   o   o   o   o   o   o

               Table 1: Summary of the Geolocation Header Field

   The Geolocation header field MAY be included in any one of the above
   requests by a UAC.  A proxy MAY add the Geolocation header field,
   but MUST NOT modify any pre-existing locationValue, including any
   associated header field parameters within an existing Geolocation
   header field value, unless one of the existing locationValues is
   used to retarget the request towards a new destination UAS.  This is
   discussed in section 6.3.

   [RFC3261] states message bodies cannot be added by proxies.
   Therefore, any Geolocation header field added by a proxy MUST be in
   the form of an location URI, in its own locationValue header field
   value.

   A SIP proxy MAY add a Geolocation header field if one is not
   present, and MAY add the "routing-allowed" parameter if not yet
   present in the SIP request.  When a "routing-allowed" parameter is
   already present in the SIP request, a SIP server MUST NOT change the


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   value of the parameter (i.e., from 'yes' to 'no', or from 'no' to
   'yes').  This would override the policy set by an upstream SIP
   entity (i.e., likely the UAC).

   Adding a new locationValue to an in-transit request is NOT
   RECOMMENDED for at least two reasons,

   #1  SIP Servers are not the best locators geographically of where a
       UAC is; the location information that a SIP server knows may
       not be the best location information available.

   #2  this document gives limited guidance as to what a Location
       Recipient should do when receiving more than one location (no
       instructions are given about which locationValue to use when
       more than one is present), so adding a new locationValue may
       lead to undesirable results.

   Location Recipients receiving a location object, whether received
   directly or as the result of a dereference, MUST honor the usage
   element rules within that XML document, as defined in [RFC4119].
   Such entities MUST NOT alter the rule set.


4.2 424 (Bad Location Information) Response Code

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

      424 (Bad Location Information)

   The 424 (Bad Location Information) response code is a rejection of
   the request due to its location contents, indicating the location
   information was malformed or not satisfactory for the recipient's
   purpose, or could not be dereferenced.

   Section 4.3 creates the Geolocation-Error header field to provide
   more detail about what was wrong with the location information in
   the request.  This header field MUST be in the 424 response,
   containing a locationErrorValue for each invalid locationValue in
   the request  (i.e., and one-for-one matching if all locationValues
   in the request were bad).

   If more than one location is present in a request (LbyV or LbyR),
   and the Location Recipient can process any of the locationValues, a
   424 MUST NOT be sent.  The 424 is only appropriate when the Location
   Recipient needs a locationValue and there are no locationValues
   included in a SIP request that are usable by a recipient.

   A 424 (Bad Location Information) response is a final response within
   a transaction, and does not terminate an existing dialog.

   The UAC can use whatever means it knows of to verify/refresh its


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   location information before attempting a new request that includes
   location. There is no cross-transaction awareness expected by either
   the UAS or any SIP intermediary as a result of this error message.
   The new 424 (Bad Location Information) error code is registered with
   IANA in Section 8 of this document.  An initial set of
   IANA-registered Geolocation-Error codes are in Section 4.3 of this
   document.


4.3 The Geolocation-Error Header Field

   As discussed in Section 4.2, more granular error notifications,
   specific to location errors within a received request, are required
   if the UAC is to know what was wrong within the original request.
   The Geolocation-Error header field is used for this purpose.

   The Geolocation-Error header field is used to convey
   location-specific errors within a response.  Additional
   IANA-registered values must be defined in an RFC (this is the "RFC
   Required" IANA policy defined in [RFC5226]). The Geolocation-Error
   header field has the following ABNF [RFC5234]:

   Geolocation-Error        = "Geolocation-Error" HCOLON
                                locationErrorValue
                               *(COMMA locationErrorValue)
   locationErrorValue       = location-error-code *(SEMI
                               location-error-params)
   location-error-code      = 1*3DIGIT
   location-error-params    = location-error-node-id
                              / location-error-host-id
                              / location-error-code-text
                              / generic-param ; from RFC3261
   location-error-node-id   = "node" EQUAL
                                 DQOUTE hostport DQOUTE ; from RFC3261
   location-error-host-id   = "inserter" EQUAL
                                 DQOUTE hostport DQOUTE ; from RFC3261
   location-error-code-text = "code" EQUAL quoted-string ; from RFC3261


   The Geolocation-Error header field MUST contain at least one
   locationErrorValue to indicate what was wrong with the locationValue
   in the corresponding request the Location Recipient determined was
   bad. Each locationErrorValue contains a 3-digit error code
   indicating what was wrong with the location in the request.  Each
   error type has a corresponding quoted error text string that is
   human understandable.

   Each locationErrorValue contains the Location Recipient identifier
   (the "node=" parameter) which experienced the location error, as
   well as an identifier of which SIP entity (the "inserter="
   parameter) the Location Recipient is told (in the locationValue)
   added this problematic locationValue to the request.  The "node="


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   and "inserter=" are the domain identifier of a SIP entity, with the
   ability to have the same host communicate on different ports - and
   have port specific identification. This is the same information that
   would be entered in the "sent-by" parameter of the Via header field
   for that entity  [RFC3261].  As stated in section 18 of RFC 3261,
   the usage of FQDN is RECOMMENDED.  Here are examples of both
   locationErrorValue parameters,

      node="bob.example.com"

      inserter="alice.example.com"

   Both the "node=" and "inserter=" parameters MUST be present in all
   locationErrorValues in a response, unless the locationValue of the
   request did not include the "inserted-by=" parameter (which is a
   violation of this document).  The "inserter=" parameter value is
   copied from the "inserted-by=" parameter within the locationValue of
   the request.

   This is required because a Location Recipient that experienced a
   problem with the location included in a request needs to tell the
   specific SIP entity which added the locationValue in error into the
   original request.  Since more than one SIP entity can insert
   location into a request in transit, all other SIP elements may be
   confused by receiving this error header field, were it to remain
   generic to all entities in the response path.  This requirement
   means that the  header field identifies the Location Inserter who
   inserted the problematic locationValue, so that all other SIP
   entities that read the header field know to ignore it.  This is of
   particular use if the original UAC did not include a locationValue
   in the original SIP request, but a SIP server along the path did
   insert a locationValue.  The locationErrorValue would be interpreted
   by each SIP entity along the original path upstream and be processed
   by both the server that included the invalid locationValue and the
   UAC that did not, resulting in confusion at the UAC.

   A worse case is when both the original UAC and a SIP server along
   the path included a locationValue, but there was something
   wrong with only one of the locationValues.  Without an
   identification of the specific locationValue in error, both entities
   would react, and one would react incorrectly.

   When more than one locationErrorValue is present in a
   Geolocation-Error header field, they are separated by commas.

   If more than one locationErrorValue is present in a response, and
   intended for the same "inserter=", each error code MUST be unique to
   this "inserter=" entity, and the error codes MUST NOT conflict in
   meaning.

   Here is an example of a Geolocation-Error header field:



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   Geolocation-Error: 200; code="Retry Location Later";
                            node="bob.example.com";
                            inserter="alice.example.com";

   The following table extends the values in Table 2&3 of RFC 3261
   [RFC3261].

      Header field             where proxy INV ACK CAN BYE REG OPT PRA
      ----------------------------------------------------------------
      Geolocation-Error         r     ar    o   -   -   o   o   o   o

      Header field             where proxy SUB NOT UPD MSG REF INF PUB
      ----------------------------------------------------------------
      Geolocation-Error         r     ar    o   o   o   o   o   o   o

            Table 2: Summary of the Geolocation-Error Header Field

   The Geolocation-Error header field MAY be included in any response
   to one of the above SIP requests, so long as Geolocation was in the
   request part of the transaction.  For example, Alice includes her
   location in an INVITE to Bob. Bob can accept this INVITE, thus
   creating a dialog, even though his UA determined the location
   contained in the INVITE was bad.  There is a Geolocation-Error
   header value in the 200 OK to the INVITE informing Alice the INVITE
   was accepted but the location provided was bad. The SIP requests
   included in table 2 above are the ones allowed to optionally contain
   the Geolocation header field (see section 4.1).  That said, a UAC
   MUST ignore a Geolocation-Error header field value that did not
   contain its host-id..

   Here is an example of a transaction that has a location error.  In
   this case, Bob responds with a 424 (Bad Location Information)
   response, including a Geolocation-Error header field, is in Figure 3.

      Alice                                              Bob
        |                                                 |
        |       Request w/ Location                       |
        |------------------------------------------------>|
        |                                                 |
        |                                                 |
        |  424 (Bad Location Information)                 |
        |  with Geolocation-Error containing              |
        |  200 ("Retry Location Later with same data")    |
        |<------------------------------------------------|
        |                                                 |

   Figure 3. Basic Transaction with 424 and Geolocation-Error Header
             Field

   The following subsections provide an initial list of location
   based errors for any SIP non-100 response, including the new 424
   (Bad Location Information) response.  These error codes are divided


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   into 5 categories, based on how the response receiver should react
   to these errors.

   o  1XX "Cannot Process Location"

   o  2XX "Retry Location Later with same data"

   o  3XX "Retry Location Later with updated device location"

   o  4XX "Permission To Reveal Location Information to a Third Party"

   o  5XX "Location Information Denial"

   All 5 of the above error codes MUST be implemented to comply with
   this specification.  Each of these actionable errors is given a 3
   digit error code category, meaning any future 1XX, 2XX, 3XX, 4XX,
   and 5XX error codes defined will have the same action expected by
   X00 categories, although the future error code may provide more
   granular information.  If another action is expected to occur with a
   newly defined error code, it MUST outside the 100-599 range.


4.3.1 Location Error: 100 "Cannot Process Location"

   The location error 100 "Cannot Process Location" indicates to a
   Geolocation-Error recipient that the locationValue supplied in a
   request cannot be processed at this time.  This only has to do with
   the location that the location "inserter=" added to the request, and
   not about the overall request that was sent.

   Action(s) to be taken by Geolocation-Error receiver for a 1XX:
         This error gives no guidance on what to do next.  It is a
         general information indication to a SIP "inserter=" entity
         that there was an unspecific problem with the location
         supplied in the SIP request.

   Implementations MAY choose to react as if the "inserter="
   entity received a 2XX or 3XX location error. Implementations MUST
   NOT react as if the "inserter=" entity received a 4XX location
   error, as that error category involves human intervention to grant,
   or not, permission to reveal "inserter=" location when this is
   likely not desired.

   The text string of "Cannot Process Location" is RECOMMENDED, but not
   mandatory for usage in this error.  Implementations MAY use another
   text string.

   An example 100 location error is:

   Geolocation-Error: 100; code="Cannot Process Location";
                            node="bob.example.com";
                            inserter="alice.example.com";


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   This category covers all 1XX location errors.  The same basic
   reaction is expected when a location "inserter=" entity receives any
   1XX location error.


4.3.2 Location Error: 200 "Retry Location Later same data"

   The location error 200 "Retry Location Later same data" indicates
   to a Geolocation-Error recipient that what they supplied in a
   request, as far as location is concerned, cannot be processed at
   this time, but there is no need to update the location at a later
   time in a new SIP request.  For example, this location error is
   appropriate when the Location Recipient cannot process location at a
   specific time, or when there is there was a timeout when a location
   URI is dereferenced.

   Action(s) to be taken by Geolocation-Error receiver for a 2XX:
         Reactions to a 2XX location error are to try again after some
         period of time has elapsed. The "inserter=" has not identified
         problems with the location provided in the original request,
         so there is no need to update this location unless the
         requestor moves. A Retry-After header field MUST be present in
         the 424 response indicating after how long the LR thinks it
         can process the location, the error recipient MUST obey this
         instruction.

   Implementations SHOULD choose to react by queuing another message
   with the same location information, unless the "inserter=" entity
   knows it has changed locations.

   Implementations MAY inform the user of this error.  The text string
   of "Retry Location Later same data" is RECOMMENDED, but not
   mandatory for this error.  Implementations MAY use another text
   string to inform the user that location was not received by the UAS
   (i.e., the called party).

   An example 200 location error is:

   Geolocation-Error: 200; code="Retry Location Later same data";
                            node="bob.example.com";
                            inserter="alice.example.com";

   This category covers all 2XX location errors.  The same basic
   reaction is expected when a location "inserter=" entity receives any
   2XX location error.

   If a SIP request has the "routing-allowed" header field parameter
   set to "no", and the SIP server believes processing location is
   required in order to service the request properly, a 2XX location
   error is sent towards the recipient. This error is the proper error
   even when there is no location in the SIP request, but the SIP


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   request contains a policy statement that location is not to be
   viewed during transit towards the ultimate destination.


4.3.2.1 Location Error: 201 "Linkable Target Identity Required"

   The error code 201 "Linkable Target Identity Required" is
   specifically for the event in which a SIP request requires a binding
   of the Target's identity to the presence document in order to know
   this is the Target's location to make an appropriate routing
   decision.  Because Alice could include Bob's location in her SIP
   request, the SIP server - in this specific case - needs to
   understand this message is routed based on Alice's location, and not
   Bob's.  There is no absolute binding between presence documents and
   SIP signaling, hence a separate error with specific behaviors are
   necessary.

   It is of particular importance is the emergency calling case,
   described here [ID-PHONE].  The presence document has a <presence>
   element containing an "entity=" attribute identifying who the
   presence document is about.  The PIDF-LO is a presence document.
   [RFC3693] allows unlinkable pseudonyms to be in the "entity="
   attribute. This is problematic for some (all?) source location based
   call routing situations.

   The node= routing intermediary makes this locationErrorValue a 201
   to resolve this problem. In the 424 response, the Retry-After header
   value of '0' is REQUIRED, indicating the new request be sent
   immediately, but with a target identification resolved in the
   PIDF-LO and SIP request. In presence, the entity= attribute is
   typically the URI of the presentity, meaning something like the
   Contact address of the UAC here.

   If there is no Retry-After header value, the default is to resend
   the SIP request immediately with the corrected entity= attribute
   (i.e., emulating a Retry-After: 0 header value).

   Action(s) to be taken by Geolocation-Error receiver for a 201:

         201 location error indicate the "inserter=" did not properly
         identify the Target of this presence document.  The
         Retry-After has been received - or is assumed to be 0 -
         meaning the new SIP request is to be sent immediately.


4.3.3 Location Error: 300 "Retry Location Later with device updated
      location"

   The location error 300 "Retry Location Later with device updated
   location" indicates to a Geolocation-Error recipient that what they
   supplied in a request, as far as location is concerned, cannot be
   processed. In order to retry this request in a new SIP request, the


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   location information must be updated.

   Action(s) to be taken by Geolocation-Error receiver for a 3XX:

         3XX location errors indicate the "inserter=" SIP entity needs
         to refresh its location, or make the location information
         supplied more complete, without notifying the user of this
         error.  3XX errors may be resolved without user intervention.

   This document gives no guidance how this is accomplished, given the
   number of ways a UAC can learn its location, or a SIP intermediary
   can Sight a UAC, as defined in [RFC3693].

   This 300 location error currently does not indicate what exactly was
   wrong with the location supplied, according to the Location
   Recipient.  That is left for a future effort.

   Implementations MAY choose whether or not to inform the user of this
   error.  The text string of "Retry Location Later with device updated
   location" is RECOMMENDED, but not mandatory for usage in this
   error.  Implementation MAY use another text string to inform the
   user that location was not received by the UAS (i.e., the called
   party).

   A 3XX location error would be used where the Location Recipient
   cannot find or cannot parse the location supplied. 3XX location
   errors should cause a requestor to retry with refreshed location
   information, which might be sufficient to fix the problem.  Also, a
   3XX location error would be used when a Location Recipient was
   expecting to find location in a SIP request, but did not find it -
   perhaps an emergency request was made that did not contain location.
   The retry in this case would be in the form of an UPDATE Method
   request, containing location.  If the 424 response contains a
   Retry-After value, there SHOULD NOT be a long delay associated with
   a new request - under the guise that if the location had been good,
   there would not have been an error to this request.

   An example 300 location error is:

   Geolocation-Error: 300; code="Retry Location Later with device
                            updated location";
                            node="bob.example.com";
                            inserter="alice.example.com";

   This category covers all 3XX location errors.  The same basic
   reaction is expected when a location "inserter=" entity receives any
   3XX location error.


4.3.4 Location Error: 400 "Permission to Reveal Location Information to
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   The location error 400 "Permission to Reveal Location Information to
   a Third Party" indicates to a Geolocation-Error recipient that they
   sent a particular SIP Request including location in that request,
   without giving permission in the request for an intermediary SIP
   entity to look at that location information (i.e., the
   <retransmission-allowed> was set to "no" in the PIDF-LO for B2BUAs,
   or "routing-allowed=no" as a Geolocation header field parameter for
   proxy servers) to route the request toward the intended recipient
   (i.e., the UAS, or the called party).

   Action(s) to be taken by Geolocation-Error receiver for a 4XX:

         4XX location errors indicate to the UAC (i.e., the calling
         party) that they need to grant permission to a SIP
         intermediary server to look at the supplied location to
         complete the message routing.  This indication MUST require
         human user intervention, acting as the ruleholder of the
         policy on whether or not location is to be revealed.

   The user of the location "inserter=" device can choose to grant
   permission to this SIP intermediary server to allow this request to
   be routed, or the user can deny permission.  It is the user's choice
   as ruleholder.

   Implementations MUST provide the user, as ruleholder, a clear
   indication that permission to consume their location is sought by an
   entity that is not the entity that the user is calling.  The text
   string of "Permission To Reveal Location Information to a Third
   Party" is RECOMMENDED, but not mandatory for usage in this error.
   Implementations MAY use another text string to inform the user that
   location is being sought by an intermediary (i.e., not the called
   party).

   This document gives no guidance how the UAC can seek permission from
   the user, given the number of ways a UAC can accomplish this (i.e.,
   audio prompt or toggle or keystroke on a UA).

   This 400 location error indicates exactly which SIP server indicates
   that it needs the location by the "node=" FQDN address supplied,
   perhaps telling the user (via audio or video indication) which SIP
   entity wants this location.  Perhaps the user can know in some
   circumstances whether this is an appropriate "node=" (domain).  This
   latter feature is not described in this document.

   An example 400 location error is:

   Geolocation-Error: 400; code="Permission to Reveal Location
                            Information to a Third Party";
                            node="bob.example.com";
                            inserter="alice.example.com";

   This category covers all 4XX location errors.  The same resolution


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   is expected to be afforded to the UAC user, as ruleholder, to any
   4XX location error.


4.3.5 Location Error: 500 "Location Information Denial"

   The location error 500 "Location Information Denial" indicates to a
   Geolocation-Error recipient that what they supplied in a request, as
   far as location is concerned, has been denied at this time.
   This only has to do with the location that the location "inserter="
   added to the request, and not about the overall request that was
   sent.  If this were applied to the SIP request itself, this would
   equate to a 6XX Global error.

   Action(s) to be taken by Geolocation-Error receiver for a 5XX:
         This error gives no guidance on what to do next, other than to
         not try again with this same location supplied.

   If the Location Recipient determined that merely refreshing, or in
   some other way alter or augment the location supplied would work in
   a new request, then a 3XX location error would have been more
   appropriate.  An example of why this 5XX could have been returned is
   if location were sent as a location URI, and the LS denied the
   dereference request from the potential Location Recipient, this is
   the expected location error returned to the "inserter=" entity.  In
   all likelihood, this is a dereference function error, meaning this
   will not occur when location is carried by-value in the request.

   Implementations MUST NOT make any assumptions about the implications
   of this location error other than recognizing that a location based
   denial error has occurred.  This does not mean the SIP request was
   denied, or even had an error, unless the response was a 424.
   Otherwise, this only has to do with the location part of the
   request.

   The difference between a 1XX and a 5XX location error is simple.  A
   1XX location error is appropriate when a Location Recipient either
   does not know or cannot tell the "inserter=" entity what was wrong
   with the location supplied in a SIP request.  A 5XX location error
   is appropriate when the Location Recipient was purposely and
   actively prevented from retrieving the location information.  This
   could occur in a UAS or SIP server.

   If implementations choose to inform the UAC user of this error, the
   text string of "Location Information Denial" is RECOMMENDED, but not
   mandatory for usage in this error.  Implementations MAY use another
   text string.

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   Geolocation-Error: 500; code="Location Information Denial";
                            node="bob.example.com";
                            inserter="alice.example.com";

   This category covers 5XX location errors.  The same basic reaction
   is expected when a location "inserter=" entity receives any 5XX
   location error.


4.3.6 Which Scenario Matches Which Error Code?

   The following scenario/error code mapping MUST be used for
   consistency,

   - Scheme (sip:, or sips:, or pres:, etc.) of the location URI
        isn't supported - (100)
   - Format (geo or civic) isn't supported - (100)
   - Found where location should be, but do not understand what is
        there -(300)
   - Cannot find LS in location URI (no access or no path) - (100) or
     denied access - (500))
   - Dereference failed (timeout) - (200)
   - Insufficient location info supplied - (300)


4.4  The 'geolocation' Option Tag

   This document creates and IANA registers one new option tag:
   "geolocation".  This option tag is to be used, as defined in
   [RFC3261], in the Require, Supported and Unsupported header fields.


4.5 Using sip/sips/pres as a Dereference Scheme

   If an LbyR URI is included in a SIP request, it MUST be a SIP-,
   SIPS- or PRES-URI.  When PRES: is used, if the resulting resolution,
   as defined in [RFC3856], resolves to a SIP: or SIPS: URI, this
   section applies.

   This document IANA registers 3 mandatory-to-implement URI schemes
   for LbyR:

      o  SIP:
      o  SIPS:
      o  PRES:

   These 3 are registered with IANA in Section 9.6.

   These schemes MUST be implemented according to this document.

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   Dereferencing a Target's location using SIP- or SIPS-URI is
   accomplished by treating the URI as a PRES-URI and generating a
   SUBSCRIBE request to a presence server as defined in [RFC3856]
   using the 'presence' event package.  The resulting NOTIFY MUST
   contain a PIDF-LO. See Figure 4 for a basic message flow for a
   dereference. The NOTIFY contains Alice's PIDF-LO in Figure 4.

   When used in this manner, SIP is a Using Protocol as defined in
   [RFC3693] and elements receiving location MUST honor the
   'usage-element' rules as defined in this specification.


     Alice                 Location Server                      Bob
       |                                                         |
       |               INVITE w/ Location URI                    |
       |-------------------------------------------------------->|
       |                          |                              |
       |                       200 (OK)                          |
       |<--------------------------------------------------------|
       |                          |                              |
       |                          |  SUBSCRIBE to location URI   |
       |                          |<-----------------------------|
       |                          |  200 (OK)                    |
       |                          |----------------------------->|
       |                          |                              |
       |                          |  NOTIFY   w/ PIDF-LO         |
       |                          |----------------------------->|
       |                          |  200 (OK)                    |
       |                          |<-----------------------------|
       |                          |                              |

           Figure 4. Location-by-Reference and Dereferencing

   In Figure 4, Alice sends Bob her location in a location URI.  Bob
   receives this location URI in the INVITE and generates a new
   transaction (SUBSCRIBE) to retrieve Alice's PIDF-LO.  If accepted,
   the PIDF-LO will be returned in the NOTIFY request from the Location
   Server to Bob's UA.  This is the first instance between Alice and
   Bob that Alice's location is in any message, therefore it is sent
   only once, from the Location Server to Bob.

   The SUBSCRIBE contains a geolocation option tag in either the
   Supported or Require header field (depending on what strength of
   support the UAC requires).  The NOTIFY MUST match the subscribing
   UAC's option-tag strength for geolocation.

   A dereference of an LbyR URI using SUBSCRIBE is not violating a
   PIDF-LO 'retransmission-allowed' element value set to 'no', as the
   NOTIFY is the only message in this multi-message set of transactions
   that contains the Target's location, with the location recipient
   being the only SIP element to receive this PIDF-LO. This is the
   purpose of this extension to SIP - to convey location to a specific


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   destination.


5. Geolocation Examples

   This section contains are two examples of messages providing
   location.  One shows LbyV with coordinates, the other shows
   dereferencable location URI. The example for (Coordinate format) is
   taken from [RFC3825]. A Civic-format example of the same position on
   the earth as is in the coordinate format example is in appendix B,
   which is taken from [RFC4776].  The differences between the two
   formats appear within the <gp:location-info> in the examples.  Other
   than this portion of each PIDF-LO, the rest is the same for both
   location formats.

   The key to the provided samples is in the Geolocation header field,
   which has a different type of URI, based on the different means of
   location conveyance.  Section 5.1 shows a "cid:" URI, indicating
   this SIP request contains an LbyV message body - which is in the
   form of a PIDF-LO.  Section 5.2 shows an LbyR URI indicating
   location is to be acquired via an indirection dereference mechanism,
   which is determined by the scheme of URI supplied.


5.1 Location-by-value (Coordinate Format)

   This example shows an INVITE message with a coordinate location.  In
   this example, the SIP request uses a sips-URI  [RFC3261], meaning
   this message is protected using TLS on a hop-by-hop basis.

   INVITE sips:bob@biloxi.example.com SIP/2.0
   Via: SIPS/2.0/TLS pc33.atlanta.example.com;branch=z9hG4bK74bf9
   Max-Forwards: 70
   To: Bob <sips:bob@biloxi.example.com>
   From: Alice <sips:alice@atlanta.example.com>;tag=9fxced76sl
   Call-ID: 3848276298220188511@atlanta.example.com
   Geolocation: <cid:target123@atlanta.example.com>
     ;inserted-by="alice@atlanta.example.com"
     ;routing-allowed=no
   Supported: geolocation
   Accept: application/sdp, application/pidf+xml
   CSeq: 31862 INVITE
   Contact: <sips:alice@atlanta.example.com>
   Content-Type: multipart/mixed; boundary=boundary1
   Content-Length: ...

   --boundary1

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   --boundary1

   Content-Type: application/pidf+xml
   Content-ID: <target123@atlanta.example.com>
   <?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:cl="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:pidf:geopriv10:civicAddr"
          xmlns:gml="http://www.opengis.net/gml"
          entity="pres:alice@atlanta.example.com">
        <tuple id="target123">
         <status>
         <timestamp>2009-07-13T09:00:00Z</timestamp>
          <gp:geopriv>
            <gp:location-info>
              <gml:location>
                <gml:Point srsName="urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG::4326">
                  <gml:pos>33.001111 -96.68142</gml:pos>
                </gml:Point>
               </gml:location>
            </gp:location-info>
            <gp:usage-rules>
              <gp:retransmission-allowed>no</gp:retransmission-allowed>
              <gp:retention-expiry>2009-07-29T18:00:00Z</gp:retention-
                            expiry>
            </gp:usage-rules>
            <gp:method>802.11</gp:method>
a          </gp:geopriv>
         </status>
        </tuple>
      </presence>
   --boundary1--

   The Geolocation header field from the above INVITE:

      Geolocation: <cid:target123@atlanta.example.com>

   ... indicates the content-ID location [RFC2392] within the multipart
   message body of where location information is, with SDP being the
   other message body part.  The "cid:" eases message body parsing.

   If the Geolocation header field did not contain a "cid:" scheme, for
   example, like this location URI:

      Geolocation: <sips:server5.atlanta.example.com/target123>

   ... the existence of a non-"cid:" scheme indicates this is a
   location URI, to be dereferenced to learn the target's location. Any
   node wanting to know where user "target123" is would subscribe to
   server5 to dereference the sips-URI (see Figure 4 for this message
   flow, and Section 5.2 for this decoded example). The returning
   NOTIFY would contain Alice's location in a PIDF-LO, as if it were


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   included in a message body  (part) of the original INVITE.


5.2 Location-by-reference

   Below is an INVITE request with a location URI that is not a "cid:"
   - instead of an LbyV PIDF-LO message body part as shown in Section
   5.1.  The Location Recipient will dereference Alice's location at
   the Atlanta Location Server the location URI is pointing towards.
   Dereferencing, if done using SIP, is accomplished by the Location
   Recipient sending a SUBSCRIBE request to the URI reference for
   Alice's location.  The received NOTIFY is the first SIP request
   containing Alice's UA location, as a PIDF-LO message body (see
   Figure 4 for this message flow example). The NOTIFY, in this case,
   and not the INVITE, is the SIP request that is conveying location.
   There is no retransmission of location in this usage.

   INVITE sips:bob@biloxi.example.com SIP/2.0
   Via: SIP/2.0/TLS pc33.atlanta.example.com
     ;branch=z9hG4bK74bf9
   Max-Forwards: 70
   To: Bob <sips:bob@biloxi.example.com>
   From: Alice <sips:alice@atlanta.example.com>;tag=9fxced76sl
   Call-ID: 3848276298220188511@atlanta.example.com
   Geolocation: <sips:3sdefrhy2jj7@lis.atlanta.example.com>
     ;inserted-by="bigbox3.atlanta.example.com"
     ;routing-allowed=no
   Supported: geolocation
   Accept: application/sdp, application/pidf+xml
   CSeq: 31862 INVITE
   Contact: <sips:alice@pc33.atlanta.example.com>

   (...SDP goes here as the only message body)

   A Location Recipient would need to dereference the sips-URI in the
   Geolocation header field to retrieve Alice's location.  If the
   atlanta.example.com domain chooses to implement location conveyance
   and delivery in this fashion, it is RECOMMENDED that entities
   outside this domain be able to reach the dereference server, unless
   location is intentionally restricted within the atlanta.example.com
   domain.

6.  SIP Element Behavior

   Because a device's location is generally considered to be sensitive
   in nature, location information needs to be protected when
   transmitted.  This can be addressed through securing the location
   information to prevent either viewing or changing the PIDF-LO.

   Section 26 of [RFC3261] defines the SIPS security functionality by
   transporting SIP messages with either TLS protection between SIP
   entities.


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   If a SIP entity wants to prevent all SIP entities in a request path
   that do not possess a decryption key from viewing or changing the
   contents of the PIDF-LO, the message body needs to be secure by a
   means such as S/MIME.


6.1 UAC Behavior

   A UAC might choose to send location in a SIP request to facilitate
   location-based routing of the request, or for some other purpose.
   Alice communicating her location to Bob in a SIP request is a simple
   example of this.  If Alice wanted to include her location as a
   message body in an INVITE that also has an SDP message body, the
   Content-Type: Multipart MUST be supported by both UAC and UAS.
   Multipart comes in many forms (/mixed, /alternative, etc), and this
   document does not limit which type of multipart is used, though
   future documents might  specify or limit multipart to a subset of
   all the choices for a given use.

   A UAC conveying location MUST include a locationValue in a
   Geolocation header (see section 4.1) with either an LbyV indication
   (a cid-URL), or a dereferencable location URI.  Requests containing
   an LbyV message body sent MUST also contain a Geolocation header
   field.  The UAC supporting this extension MUST include a Supported
   header with the 'geolocation' option tag.

   More than one location format (civic and coordinate) can be included
   in the same message body part, but all location parts of the same
   PIDF-LO MUST point at the same position on the earth, identifying
   the same target.  The same location in multiple formats, for
   example, a partial or complete geodetic and a partial or complete
   civic, allows the recipient to select the most preferred format for
   its use.  Additional complementary location information can be in
   the second format as well.

   Multiple PIDF-LOs are allowed in the same request, with each allowed
   to point at separate positions - however, each PIDF-LO MUST identify
   a different Target (i.e., in the entity= attribute in the <presence>
   element of the presence document).  Therefore, there will be no
   confusion by a Location Recipient receiving more than one PIDF-LO
   (in a message body or when dereferenced, or a combination).  A SIP
   request SHOULD include only one location per target in a single SIP
   request.  More than one will likely lead to confusion by a Location
   Recipient because this extension does not provide guidance on what a
   recipient is to do with more than one location for the same target
   (which could point to different positions), nor does it give any
   preference regarding which location is more or less reliable than
   another location in the same request.

   The presence of the 'geolocation' option tag in a Supported header
   field without a Geolocation header field in the same message informs


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   a SIP element receiving this request that the UAC understands this
   extension, but it does not know or wish to convey its location at
   this time.  Certain scenarios exist (location-based retargeting) in
   which location is required in a SIP request in order to retarget the
   message properly.  Indicating support with a geolocation option tag
   affects how a UAS or SIP server processes such a request. For
   example, it ought to understand that erroring the request because
   there was no location in the request is likely not going to result
   in the location appearing in the subsequent request.

   The 'geolocation' option tag SHOULD NOT be used in the Proxy-Require
   header field, because often the UAC will not know the underlying
   topology to know which proxy will do the retargeting, thus
   increasing the likelihood of a request failure at the first hop
   proxy that does not understand this extension, as is required by
   inclusion of the option tag in this header field.

   A UAC inserting a locationValue MUST include an "inserted-by="
   parameter to indicate its hostport.  This is copied to the
   "inserter=" parameter of the Geolocation-Error header field in a
   response if a Location Recipient determines there is something wrong
   with the locationValue in this request.  Because more than one
   locationValue can be inserted along the path of the request, this
   indication is necessary to show which locationValue had the problem
   in the response, and who the locationErrorValue is for.  For
   example:

   Geolocation: <cid:alice123@atlanta.example.com>;
                 inserted-by="alice@atlanta.example.com"

   If a UAC does not learn and store its location locally (a GPS chip)
   or from the network (DHCP or LLDP-MED), the UAC MAY learn its
   location URI (from DHCP for example).  If the latter is the case,
   the UAC can SUBSCRIBE to this location URI, using the 'presence'
   event package, to get and store its own location.

   The Location Server will likely challenge requests to dereference a
   Target's location URI. The location URI SHOULD be treated as
   equivalent to possession of the location information itself and thus
   TLS SHOULD be used when transmitting any location URI hop-by-hop
   along the path to the Location Recipient, for protection reasons.
   This is not to be confused with a 'possession model', in which
   possessing the location URI grants authorization to dereference the
   URI.  Any entity dereferencing the location URI MUST pass whatever
   authentication and authorization rules are on the LS to acquire this
   location.  The Ruleholder from [RFC3693] is still very much in
   control - for any entity possessing the LbyR.

   If the Location Generator wishes to control whether any location
   included in the SIP request or added along the signaling path of
   this request can be viewed for routing decisions, the Location
   Generator adds a Geolocation header field value including the


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   "routing-allowed=no" parameter.  This header field parameter
   provides specific policy rules for each locationValue (if more than
   one locationValue is inserted along the signaling path) within the
   SIP request.  A UAC SHOULD include the "routing-allowed" header
   field parameter, with or without a locationValue, to each SIP
   request supporting this specification to ensure the UAC's policy for
   intermediaries which might add a locationValue of the Target
   downstream.  The default behavior for SIP servers is to consider
   this value to be present, with a value of "no".

   There is no feedback mechanism to inform the Target if a SIP server
   has included a locationValue downstream. If a UAC has already
   conveyed location in the original request of a transaction, and
   wants to update its location information (for whatever reason) after
   the original request is sent, or after a dialog is created, this is
   done by sending an UPDATE request [RFC3311]. The UPDATE will include
   a geolocation option tag and Geolocation header field with the new
   locationValue to the original destination UAS.

   A presence document includes identity information (in the "entity="
   attribute of the <presence> element), although the identity could be
   an unlinkable pseudonym [RFC3693].  Implementations of this
   extension SHOULD consider the appropriateness of including an
   unlinkable pseudonym as the identity in the location information
   where a real identity is not required.  See the concerns raised in
   section 4.3.2 about unlinkable pseudonyms in relation to their
   potential problems with requests that need to route based on the
   location contained in the message.

   When using LbyR, the location URI MUST NOT contain any user
   identifying information. For example, use something unidentifiable
   like

      3fg5T5yqWowhGLn54wg4NgHlkDsFn@example.atlanta.com

   rather than

      aliceishere@example.atlanta.com).

   Use of self-signed certificates is inappropriate for use in
   protecting a PIDF, as the sender does not have a secure identity of
   the recipient.

   Although this is discussed in more detail in later in section 6.2,
   SIP entities MUST NOT bypass rules and behaviors conveyed in a
   PIDF-LO.  UACs SHOULD take care when setting their
   <retransmission-allowed> flag to "yes". When Alice tells Bob her
   location with this flag set to "yes", Bob is free to tell Carol
   where Alice is (as long as the <retention-expiry> time has not
   elapsed, indicating that the location information should be
   deleted).  This is an implicit byproduct of the PIDF-LO rule-set, as
   of this writing. This decision is a configuration issue, but is


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   worth mentioning here.


6.1.1 UAC Receiving a Location Failure Indication

   Location Recipients that use the location information for
   location-based routing decisions can be either destination UASs or
   intermediate servers.  If a request fails based on the location
   information in the request, a 424 (Bad Location Information)
   response is sent back to the UAC.  The 424 MUST have a
   Geolocation-Error header field containing one or more
   locationErrorValues in the response message.  A locationErrorValue
   has a header field parameter indicating which entity inserted the
   locationValue correlated to this error, called the "inserter="
   parameter.  This "inserter=" parameter (in the locationErrorValue)
   is copied from the "inserted-by=" parameter (from the locationValue)
   by the Location Recipient (UAS or proxy) sending the error response.
   A UAC receiving a Geolocation-Error in any response type MUST check
   whether the "inserter=" parameter in the locationErrorValue
   indicates this UAC.

   o  If locationErrorValue does not match, the locationErrorValue
      MUST be ignored.

   o  If a locationErrorValue is in a 424, and the "inserter=" entity
      is not this UAC, the response SHOULD be treated as a 400
      response.

   o  If locationErrorValue does indicate this UAC, this UAC MUST
      process the response, including the Geolocation-Error code
      (defined in section 4.3), taking the action described in that
      section for the received error code.

   Additionally, the UAC MUST ignore a Geolocation-Error header field
   value, even for this UAC, even in a 424 response if the UAC did not
   include a Geolocation header field value (with locationValue) in the
   request part of the transaction.

   A UAC MAY reattempt a new request if it can correct the stated
   failure in the Geolocation-Error header field, unless the location
   error is a 5XX level error - Section 4.3 clearly states not to do
   this.  A UAC MUST follow all the guidance that pertains to UACs from
   Section 4.3 (Geolocation-Error Header Field), heeding what to do
   when it receives any of the error codes articulated in that section.

   Any UAC that inserted location into a request MUST be prepared to
   receive the Geolocation-Error header field in any response, looking
   to determine if a locationErrorValue is meant for the UAC, and to
   react accordingly.

   If a UAC includes location in a request, and either the UAS does not
   determine errored location was critical to the transaction and


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   accept the request, or the request failed for reason other than
   location, any response MAY contain a Geolocation-Error header field
   containing a locationErrorValue with the details of the location
   error.


6.2 UAS Behavior

   If the Geolocation header field is present in a received SIP
   request, the type of URI contained in the locationValue will
   indicate if location is in a message body (part) or requires an
   additional dereference transaction.  If the location URI is sip:,
   sips: or pres:, and the UAS wants to learn the UAC's location, the
   UAS MUST SUBSCRIBE to the provided URI to retrieve the PIDF-LO being
   conveyed by the UAC as defined in  [RFC3856].  If successful, the
   Target's PIDF-LO will be returned in the NOTIFY request from the
   remote host.  The UAS is not REQUIRED to dereference the location
   URI if location is not needed to process the request. It is
   RECOMMENDED the UAS display the location to the user, or otherwise
   render the location appropriately.

   A Require header field with the 'geolocation' option tag indicates
   the UAC requires that the UAS understand this extension, sending an
   error response if it does not.  A 420 (Bad Extension) with a
   'geolocation' option tag in an Unsupported header field would be the
   appropriate response in this case.

   It is possible, but undesirable, for a message to arrive with a body
   containing an LbyV, but with no Geolocation header field value
   pointing to it (potentially no Geolocation header field at all). In
   this case, the recipient MAY still read and use the message body.
   Unless stated otherwise by future standards-track publication(s), a
   location URI only has meaning within the Geolocation header field
   and MUST NOT appear in any other SIP header field.

   There are 3 Geolocation header field parameters,

      o "inserted-by="
      o "used-for-routing"
      o "routing-allowed"

   The "inserted-by=" parameter informs a Location Recipient which SIP
   entity added this locationValue to the SIP request.  This parameter
   is mandatory for each locationValue in the request.  The value in
   the "inserted-by=" parameter is copied into the "inserter="
   parameter in each locationErrorValue if there is an error in the
   location to be reported back to the location sender.  See section
   6.2.1.

   The "used-for-routing" parameter is included in the locationValue if
   a SIP server used the location in the request to determine how to
   route or forward the message towards the ultimate destination.  If


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   there are more than one locationValues in the Geolocation header
   field, it is possible that different locationValues were used to
   route the message at different points along the path traversed by
   the request.  This is allowed, as it is consistent with the rule
   that whenever a message is routed based upon a locationValue, a
   "used-for-routing" parameter is added to the applicable
   locationValue.  This parameter MUST be present in each locationValue
   used along the path.  A "used-for-routing" parameter MUST NOT be
   removed from a locationValue in a request.

   The "routing-allowed" parameter is exclusively for SIP servers, and
   will be discussed in section 6.3.

   Additional locationValues inserted into a request MUST be placed
   the order they were generated, and not rearranged.  This informs a
   Location Recipient which was the last locationValue in the message
   that was used to route the message.  This is for troubleshooting and
   management reasons.

   Individual header field parameters in any received locationValue
   MUST NOT be modified or deleted in transit to the ultimate
   destination.

   A UAS MUST NOT send location in a response message, as there can be
   any number of issues/problems with receiving location, and the UAC
   or proxy server(s) cannot reply to a response with an error
   response.  If the UAS wants to send its location to a UAC, it can do
   so in a new request within a separate transaction.  This document
   gives no recommendation about which SIP request to use, but SIP
   MESSAGE is a viable choice.

   A UAS MAY include a 'geolocation' option tag in the Supported header
   field of a response, indicating it does understand this extension,
   even if location was not included in a request to the UAS.

   A UAS wishing to dereference an location URI contained in a received
   request will use the 'presence' event package in a SUBSCRIBE request
   to the URI.  If accepted, the LS will return the PIDF-LO to the UAS
   in a NOTIFY request.  If there are any errors during dereferencing,
   or in the PIDF-LO itself, the UAS will respond to the original
   request with a locationErrorValue indicating what the UAS concluded
   was wrong with the location.  This is to include any dereferencing
   problems encountered.

   Dereferencing for sip:, sips: and pres: URI schemes are
   mandatory-to-implement.

   A UAS MUST be prepared to receive subsequent location updates from
   the UAC, either LbyV or LbyR (regardless of how the UAS received
   location previously from this UAC).  The UAC will convey updated
   location using the UPDATE [RFC3311] method to the UAS, and not a
   reINVITE. The UAS MUST NOT reject updated location arriving in a


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   reINVITE though, as other dialog parameters might be changing also
   (in which a reINVITE is appropriate).

   If there is more than one location (any combination of LbyV and
   LbyR), this document does not give guidance about what a Location
   Recipient does with each location.  There are no priority or
   more-trusted indications specified by this document. All this is
   considered application-specific, and out-of-scope for this document.
   If more than one location is present in the PIDF-LO, location
   elements in the same PIDF-LO MUST apply to the same Target
   (identified in the "entity=" attribute) and point at the same
   position on the earth.  If there is more than one PIDF-LO with
   different Target identifiers, then the UAC is merely telling the UAS
   where more than one Target is, and there should not be any conflict.

   Within any PIDF-LO, there is a <retransmission-allowed> policy
   element that can be set to "yes" or "no".  These are the only
   possibilities. If Alice conveys her location to Bob (as has been
   described throughout this document) with a <retransmission-allowed>
   element set to "no", then Bob MUST NOT inform any other element
   where Alice is.  If the <retransmission-allowed> element is set to
   "yes", then Bob can inform other elements where Alice is, but only
   as long as the <retention-expiry> policy element, also in the
   PIDF-LO, allows [RFC4119].  As a byproduct of this, that means that
   if Alice conveys her location to Bob with a <retransmission-allowed>
   element set to "yes", and the <retention-expiry> time does not
   require Bob to delete Alice's location yet, then Bob is free to tell
   anyone else where Alice is.  The entity= attribute in the <presence>
   element identifies who is the target of each location, preventing
   confusion.  Whenever Bob conveys Alice's location,
   <retention-expiry> timer MUST be maintained as is (i.e., not changed
   from when Bob received it).  RFC 4119 implicitly allows this
   behavior, and the behavior does not change when SIP is the Using
   Protocol.


6.2.1 UAS Generating a Location Failure Indication

   If a UAS receives location in a request, but determines there is a
   problem with the location in the request, it is the responsibility
   of the UAS to inform the entity that inserted the problematic
   location into that request.  The Geolocation header field in the
   request has a locationValue, providing the UAS a location URI
   indicating where the Target's location is. The Location Target
   identified in the PIDF-LO may or may not be the location inserter,
   or the generator of the request.  Ultimately, location is in a
   PIDF-LO.  This is either in the request as a message body (LbyV), or
   obtained by initiating a dereference transaction on a Location
   Server identified in the location URI.  Location Servers typically
   challenge all dereference requests.  All PIDF-LOs have a Location
   Target identifier.  The "inserted-by=" parameter of the
   locationValue tells the UAS which SIP entity inserted that


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   locationValue.  This "inserted-by=" parameter is copied into the
   "inserter=" parameter of the locationErrorValue generated by the
   Location Recipient (the UAS), in a response, when it wants to inform
   the location "inserter=" entity there was a problem with the
   location it received.

   There can be more than one locationValue in a request.  The
   "inserter=" parameter in the locationErrorValue will prevent
   entities that did not insert the errored location from
   misunderstanding whether the locationErrorValue applies to them.

   If there is one valid locationValue in a request, even if all the
   others have errors with them, the Location Recipient MUST NOT send a
   424 (Bad Location Information) response.  The Location Recipient
   (the UAS) MUST send a locationErrorValue for each errored
   locationValue, with unique "inserter=" parameters to make sure the
   right entities know which locations were in error.

   As hinted at, a location "inserter=" can be a UAC or it can be an
   in-signaling-path SIP server acting as a UAC locator.  This
   means the SIP server is including its version of where it thinks the
   UAC is, geographically.  This "inserter=" has to be in the form of
   an dereferencable location URI in a locationValue, because SIP
   servers are not allowed to insert message bodies.

   Each locationErrorValue has an error code, letting the location
   "inserter=" entity know what was wrong with the location supplied by
   that entity. See Section 4.3 for the 5 actionable responses a UAC
   can take from a locationErrorValue.

   If the location "inserted-by=" entity, meaning either the UAC or
   proxy in the message path chose to indicate that location was
   sufficiently important to include a 'geolocation' option tag in a
   Require header field, any error response SHOULD be a 424 (Bad
   Location Information) back to the "inserter=" entity (knowing the
   response will ultimately go to the UAC regardless) if there needs to
   be a good locationValue sent to properly process the request.  Only
   entities identified in a locationErrorValue as the "inserter="
   entity will pay attention to this locationErrorValue.  All other
   entities MUST ignore any locationErrorValue not directed towards
   them.  See section 4.3 for more information on this, including all
   the location-specific errors and Geolocation-Error header field
   parameters.

   In the above scenario ('geolocation' option tag in a Require
   header field), the only other response can be a 420, if the UAS
   does not support this Geolocation extension to SIP.

   If the "inserted-by=" location entity placed the 'geolocation'
   option tag in a Supported header field, the response can be a 424 if
   it chooses, but also can be any other SIP response, including a 200
   OK.  A locationErrorValue in a Geolocation-Error header field that


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   is not in a 424 (Bad Location Information) response is considered
   informational by the Location Recipient, and does not cause the
   Location Recipient to reject the request solely because of bad
   location information.

   For example, Alice INVITEs Bob to a dialog, and includes geolocation
   in the request. Bob can accept the INVITE with a 200 OK and still
   add a locationErrorValue in the 200 OK indicating "yes, I accept
   your request, and btw, something was wrong with the location you
   provided in the INVITE".  The specific problem with the location is
   indicated by the Geolocation-Error code. The "inserter=" parameter
   identifies the Location Inserter this locationErrorValue is intended
   for.

   Each locationErrorValue is destined for one "inserter=" entity.
   This gives a Location Recipient a mechanism to tell each inserter
   what the Location Recipient concluded was wrong with the location
   the "inserter=" entity included.  Therefore,

   o  there MUST be a locationErrorValue for each locationValue that
      was considered bad by the UAS to ensure each upstream location
      inserter understands which error code is intended for the
      inserter (and which to ignore).

   o  there MUST NOT be more than one locationErrorValue in the
      response per locationValue in the request.

   o  there MUST NOT be more than one locationErrorValue with the same
      "inserter=" entity in the request.

   o  there MUST NOT be a locationErrorValue in the response for a
      locationValue in the request that was not in error, according to
      the Location Recipient.

   Here is an example of a Geolocation-Error header field

   Geolocation-Error: 201; code="Linkable Target Identity Required";
                           node="server42.example.com";
                           inserter="alice.example.com";

   The above example says that the Location Recipient is
   server42.example.com, and this entity cannot verify the Target's
   identity within this message. This is typically needed in order to
   make routing decisions for the SIP request where the entity=
   attribute has an unlinkable pseudonym obscuring a location target's
   identity from the signaling. This is not desire because if Alice's
   message is to be routed based on the location in the SIP request,
   server42 has to verify that this is Alice's location.  The
   appropriate action is to send a 424 (Bad Location Information)
   response with the above (201) Geolocation-Error header value.  We do
   not want Alice's request routed based on Bob's location.



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   See Section 4.3 for further rules about the Geolocation-Error header
   field and the locationErrorValue.

   This document says nothing about what a Location Recipient does with
   more than one 'good' locationValue in a request (i.e., which to
   choose to use).  This scenario MAY be addressed in a future effort.

   Further, more than one error code is allowed in the
   locationErrorValue - each having one "inserter=" parameter.


6.3 Proxy Behavior

   [RFC3261] states message bodies cannot be added by proxies.
   However, proxies are permitted to add a header field to a request.
   This means that a proxy can add a Geolocation locationValue header
   field with a dereferencable location URI, but not a LbyV message
   body.

   It is allowed, but NOT RECOMMENDED, for more than one SIP element to
   insert location into a request along its path.  As described earlier
   in this document, each insertion of location into a SIP request is
   accompanied by a new locationValue in a Geolocation header field.
   Also described earlier, each locationValue MUST contain an
   "inserted-by=" value indicating to a Location Recipient the host
   that inserted a specific location into a particular request.

   If, however, location is already in a SIP request, a SIP server
   SHOULD NOT add another location URI that identifies the same target
   in the PIDF-LO (in the entity= attribute) to the same request.  This
   will likely cause confusion at the Location Recipient as to which to
   use.

   More than one Geolocation locationValue in a message is permitted,
   but can cause confusion at the recipient.  If a proxy chooses to add
   a locationValue to a Geolocation header field, which would be a
   local policy decision, the new locationValue MUST be added to the
   end of the header field (after previous locationValue(s)).  This is
   done to create an order of insertion of locationValues along the
   path.  Proxies MUST NOT modify the order of locationValues in a
   geolocation header field.

   A proxy wishing to dereference a location URI contained in a
   received request will use the 'presence' event package in a
   SUBSCRIBE request to the URI.  If accepted, the LS will return the
   PIDF-LO to the proxy in a NOTIFY request.  If there are any errors
   during dereferencing, or in the PIDF-LO itself, the proxy will send
   an error to the UAC with a locationErrorValue indicating what the
   proxy concluded was wrong with the location.  This is to include any
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6.3.1 Proxy Behavior with Geolocation Header Field Parameters

   SIP servers MUST NOT delete any existing Geolocation locationValue
   (URI or header field parameter) from a request.  An existing
   locationValue MAY be modified by adding a "used-for-routing"
   parameter to an existing locationValue, if the request was
   retargeted based on the location within that locationValue.

   According to this specification, the default value of any
   Geolocation header value "routing-allowed" is "no". This parameter
   does not have to be present to deny SIP servers along the signaling
   path the ability to view the target's location. This parameter MAY
   be added in transit by a SIP server, and MUST be with a value of
   "no".  Other modifications of the Geolocation header field MUST NOT
   occur.

   For example, an existing Geolocation locationValue in a request of:

   Geolocation: <cid:alice123@atlanta.example.com>;
                 inserted-by="alice123@atlanta.example.com";

   can be modified by a proxy to add the "used-for-routing" parameter,
   like this:

   Geolocation: <cid:alice123@atlanta.example.com>;
                 inserted-by="alice123@atlanta.example.com";
                 used-for-routing

   if this is the locationValue the proxy used to make a retargeting
   decision based upon, but the proxy can make no other modification.

   A SIP server MAY add a new Geolocation locationValue to a SIP
   request.  The server SHOULD NOT insert a locationValue of a Target
   unless it is reasonably certain it knows the actual geographic
   location of the Location Target (for example, if it thoroughly
   understands the topology of the underlying access network and it can
   identify the device location reliably, even in the presence of NAT
   or VPN).  Routing errors are likely if the SIP server inserts an
   incorrect locationValue.

   A locationValue added to an existing Geolocation header field
   would look like:

 Geolocation: <cid:alice123@atlanta.example.com>;
               inserted-by="alice123@atlanta.example.com",
              <sips:3sdefrhy2jj7@ls7.atlanta.example.com>;
               inserted-by="ls7.atlanta.example.com"

   Notice the locationValue added by proxy "ls7" is last among
   locationValues.  Proxies MUST add locationValue at the end of all
   locationValues that are already present in the request.



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   If this request was then retargeted by an intermediary using the
   locationValue inserted by server "ls7", the intermediary would add a
   "used-for-routing" parameter like this:

 Geolocation: <cid:alice123@atlanta.example.com>;
               inserted-by="alice123@atlanta.example.com",
              <sips:3sdefrhy2jj7@ls7.atlanta.example.com>;
               inserted-by="ls7.atlanta.example.com"; used-for-routing

   It is conceivable that an initial routing decision is made on
   one locationValue, and subsequently another routing decision is
   made on a different locationValue further towards the ultimate
   destination.  This retargeting decision can be made on a newly
   inserted locationValue.  While unusual, it can occur.  In such a
   case, proxies MUST NOT remove any existing "used-for-routing" header
   field parameter.  In this instance, the SIP server retargeting based
   on another locationValue MUST add the "used-for-routing" header
   field parameter to the locationValue used for retargeting by this
   server. This will result in a Geolocation header field indicating
   that the request has been retargeted more than once, which is
   allowed.

   A Proxy that inserts or adds locationValue into a request MAY move a
   'geolocation' option tag that is in a Supported header field into a
   Require header field if this proxy deems geolocation to be
   sufficiently important to Location Recipient(s) of this request.

   A proxy can read any locationValue present, and the associated body,
   if not S/MIME protected, and can use the contents of the header
   field to make location-based retargeting decisions, if retargeting
   requests based on location is a function of that proxy.  Retargeting
   is defined in [RFC3261].  However, if the Geolocation header field
   parameter "routing-allowed" is present and set to "no", or is not
   present (the default behavior is "no" if "routing-allowed" is not
   present, whether or not a Geolocation header field is present), SIP
   servers MUST NOT view the contents of the location message body.
   Further, SIP servers MUST NOT attempt to dereference a location URI.
   This is because the Location Inserter (likely the originating UAC)
   did not give the SIP server permission to view the location within
   the SIP request.  How a SIP server indicates it requires permission
   to view a request's location in order to properly process this
   request is described in section 6.3.2.

   If the Geolocation header field parameter "routing-allowed" is
   present in a SIP request, the value MUST NOT be changed during
   processing of the request.  If the Geolocation header field
   parameter "routing-allowed" is not present, SIP servers MUST treat
   the location within the request as if the header field parameter
   "routing-allowed" were present and set to "no".

   B2BUAs and SBCs should also adhere to the above proxy guidance with
   respect to the "Routing-allowed" header field parameter. In other


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   words, if the particular type of SIP server mentioned here supports
   this SIP extension and is not the ultimate destination of this SIP
   request, each policy rule within the Geolocation header field MUST
   remain intact and unchanged.

   No SIP server can delete a "Routing-allowed" header field
   parameter, but if one is not yet present, any SIP server MAY add a
   "Routing-allowed" header field parameter with the value set to "no"
   only.


6.3.2 Proxy Error Behavior for Sending or Receiving locationErrorValues

   For proxies that receive a SIP request that contains a location
   error, all the rules applicable to a UAS apply (see Section 6.2.1.).
   The one point to add is that a proxy does not need to examine
   location contained in a request. Section 6.2.1. only applies to
   proxies that need to monitor or police location within requests (for
   whatever reason).

   If a proxy inserted a locationValue into a request, it MUST be
   ready to examine the response to that request, in case there is one
   or more location errors in the response.  To a great degree, this
   scenario has the proxy behaving as a UAC (see section 6.1.1.) that
   included a locationValue a request, which then receives an error to
   that locationValue.

   This location-inserting proxy SHOULD be (at least) transaction
   stateful for the response.  If the proxy is configured as a
   stateless proxy, and it inserts location, it MUST process and
   monitor all SIP responses, looking for locationErrorValues that
   indicate it was the "inserter=" to learn that the location it
   supplied was in error.  It SHOULD react according to the error code
   received.  This document gives no guidance what the proxy should do
   to rectify the bad location information, since the proxy is not the
   SIP response destination, but a future document could address this.

   The "routing-allowed" parameter's purpose is to indicate if SIP
   servers along the signaling path should bother looking at the
   location message body or dereferencing the location URI.  There are
   two values specified here for this parameter: "yes" and "no".  If
   the "routing-allowed" parameter is set to "yes", and the SIP server
    determines this SIP request should be routed based on the target's
   location, this parameter gives the server permission to look at the
   location (or dereference it).  If this parameter is set to "no",
   then the SIP server MUST NOT view the location message body or
   dereference the location URI within this SIP request.  If the SIP
   server believes it cannot process this message properly because it
   needs to learn the target's location in order to route the message,
   then it MUST return a 424 (Bad Location Information) response,
   indicating it requires permission (error code 400) to view the
   location.


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   Here is an example of a Geolocation-Error header field

   Geolocation-Error: 400; code="Permission to Reveal Location
                           Information to a Third Party";
                           node="server42.example.com";
                           inserter="alice.example.com";

   The above example says that the Location Recipient is
   server42.example.com, and this entity believes it cannot route this
   message without knowing permission to view the Target's location.
   Regardless of whether there is a Geolocation header value parameter,
   such as

   routing-allowed=no

   or this parameter is not present in the SIP request (as shown 400
   error example above). The default behavior is to act as if the
   parameter is present and set to "no".  Server42 MUST get permission
   to view the Target's location by reading a routing-allowed header
   parameter saying "yes", otherwise a 400 error is sent back to the
   inserter= entity to get permission.

   Section 4.3 highlights this example, stating the user, Alice, MUST
   be made aware of this location revelation request.  This document
   does not give any guidance how Alice is to be informed (i.e., audio,
   visual, etc).  Alice can grant permission or choose not to, knowing
   this SIP request attempt (to this destination, at this time) will
   fail.  The problem might not recur if a future SIP request were to
   travel through a different server than server42 (or it might again).


7.  Geopriv Privacy Considerations

   Location information is considered by most to be highly
   sensitive information, requiring protection from eavesdropping,
   and altering in transit.  [RFC3693] articulates rules to
   be followed by any protocol wishing to be considered a "Using
   Protocol", specifying how a transport protocol meets those rules.
   This section describes how SIP as a Using Protocol meets those
   requirements.

   Quoting requirement #4 of [RFC3693]:

   "The Using Protocol has to obey the privacy and security
    instructions coded in the Location Object and in the
    corresponding Rules regarding the transmission and storage
    of the LO."

   This document requires that SIP entities sending or receiving
   location MUST obey such instructions.



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   Quoting requirement #5 of [RFC3693]:

   "The Using Protocol will typically facilitate that the keys
    associated with the credentials are transported to the
    respective parties, that is, key establishment is the
    responsibility of the Using Protocol."

   [RFC3261] and the documents it references define the key
   establishment mechanisms.

   Quoting requirement #6 of [RFC3693]:

   "(Single Message Transfer)  In particular, for tracking of
    small Target devices, the design should allow a single
    message/packet transmission of location as a complete
    transaction."

   When used for tracking, a simple NOTIFY or UPDATE normally is
   relatively small, although the PIDF itself can be large.  Normal
   RFC 3261 procedures of reverting to TCP when the MTU size is
   exceeded would be invoked.


8.  Security Considerations

   Conveyance of physical location of a UAC raises privacy concerns,
   and depending on use, there probably will be authentication and
   integrity concerns.  This document calls for conveyance to
   be accomplished through secure mechanisms, like S/MIME protecting
   message bodies (although this is not widely deployed) or TLS
   protecting the overall signaling.  In cases where a session set-up
   is retargeted based on the location of the UAC initiating the call
   or SIP MESSAGE, securing the LbyV location with an end-to-end
   mechanism such as S/MIME is problematic, because one or more proxies
   on the path need the ability to read the location information to
   retarget the message to the appropriate new destination UAS.
   Securing the location hop-by-hop, using TLS, protects the message
   from eavesdropping and modification, but exposes the information to
   all proxies on the path as well as the endpoint.  In most cases, the
   UAC does not know the identity of the proxy or proxies providing
   location-based routing services, so that end-to-middle solutions
   might not be appropriate either.

   These same issues exist for basic SIP signaling, but SIP normally
   does not carry information to physically track a user. This
   extension is especially sensitive.  That said, there is the ability,
   according to [RFC3693] to have an anonymous identity for the
   target's location.  This is accomplished by use of an unlinkable
   pseudonym in the entity= attribute of the <presence> element
   [RFC4479]. Though, this can be problematic for routing messages
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   When location is inserted by a UAC, which is RECOMMENDED, it can
   decide whether to reveal its location using hop-by-hop methods.  UAC
   implementations MUST make such capabilities conditional on explicit
   user permission, and SHOULD alert a user that location is being
   conveyed.  Proxies inserting location for location-based routing are
   unable to alert users, and such use is NOT RECOMMENDED.  Proxies
   conveying location using this extension MUST have the permission of
   the Target to do so.

   This SIP extension offers the default ability to require permission
   to view location while the SIP request is in transit.  The default
   for this is set to "no", and there is an error explicitly describing
   how an intermediary asks for permission to view the Target's
   location.

   Because target locations can be placed on a remote server, called a
   Location Server accessible with the possession of a location URI,
   this URI has its own security considerations.  It is tempting to
   assume that the dereference of this URI would have authentication,
   authorization and other security mechanisms that limit the access to
   information.  Unfortunately, this might not be true.  The access
   network the UAC is connected to can be the source of location
   reference, and it might not have any credentialing mechanism
   suitable for controlling access to a target's location.  Consider,
   specifically, a nomadic user connected to an access network in a
   hotel.  The UAC has no way to provide a credential acceptable of the
   hotel Location Server (LS) to any of its intended Location
   Recipients.  The recipient of a reference does not know if a
   reference has appropriate authorization policies or not.

   Accordingly, possession of the reference should be considered
   equivalent to possession of the value, and the reference should be
   treated with the same degree of care as the value.  Specifically,
   TLS MUST be used to protect the security of the reference.  Notice
   that this specification does not constrain the dereference protocol
   to use TLS. That specification is left entirely to the dereferencing
   protocol documents.

   There is no end-to-end integrity on any locationValue or
   locationErrorValue header field parameter (or middle-to-end if the
   value was inserted by a intermediary), so recipients of either
   header field need to implicitly trust the header field contents, and
   take whatever precautions each entity deems appropriate given this
   situation.  Any idea of using SIP Identity is lost as soon as it is
   realized that the Geolocation header value can be added to by
   intermediaries in the signaling path.


9.  IANA Considerations

   The following are the IANA considerations made by this SIP
   extension.  Modifications and additions to these registrations


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   require a standards track RFC (Standards Action).

   [Editor's Note: RFC-Editor - within the IANA section, please
                   replace "this doc" with the assigned RFC number,
                   if this document reaches publication.]


9.1 IANA Registration for the SIP Geolocation Header Field

   The SIP Geolocation Header Field is created by this document, with
   its definition and rules in Section 4.1 of this document, and should
   be added to the IANA sip-parameters registry, in the portion titled
   "Header Field Parameters and Parameter Values".

                                            Predefined
   Header Field        Parameter Name       Values      Reference
   ----------------    -------------------  ----------  ---------
   Geolocation         inserted-by=         no          [this doc]
   Geolocation         used-for-routing     yes         [this doc]
   Geolocation         routing-allowed      yes         [this doc]


9.2 IANA Registration for New SIP Option Tag

   The SIP option tag "geolocation" is created by this document, with
   the definition and rule in Section 4.4 of this document, to be added
   to the IANA sip-parameters registry.


9.3 IANA Registration for Response Code 424

   Reference: RFC-XXXX (i.e., this document)
   Response code: 424 (recommended number to assign)
   Default reason phrase: Bad Location Information

   This SIP Response code is defined in section 4.2 of this document.


9.4 IANA Registration of New Geolocation-Error Header Field

   The SIP Geolocation-error header field is created by this document,
   with its definition and rules in Section 4.3 of this document, to be
   added to the IANA sip-parameters registry, in the portion titled
   "Header Field Parameters and Parameter Values".

                                            Predefined
   Header Field        Parameter Name       Values      Reference
   -----------------   -------------------  ----------  ---------
   Geolocation-Error   inserter=            no          [this doc]
   Geolocation-Error   node=                no          [this doc]
   Geolocation-Error   code=                yes*        [this doc]



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   * see section 9.5 for the newly created values.


9.5 IANA Registration for the SIP Geolocation-Error Codes

   New location specific Geolocation-Error codes are created by this
   document, and registered in a new table in the IANA sip-parameters
   registry. Details of these error codes are in Section 4.3 of this
   document.

   Geolocation-Error codes
   -----------------------
   Geolocation-Error codes provide reason for the error discovered by
   Location Recipients, categorized by action to be taken by error
   recipient to be placed into SIP responses to inform the location
   inserter of the error.

  Code Description                                          Reference
  ---- ---------------------------------------------------  ---------
  100  "Cannot Process Location"  General location error,   [this doc]
          meaning location in the request cannot be
          processed at this time.  No actionable guidance.
          Can be treated as a 200 or 300 error by error
          recipient.

  200  "Retry Location Later with same data" The location   [this doc]
          cannot be processed at this time.  Error recipient
          should try again with same data.

  201  "Linkable Target Identity Required"                  [this doc]
          Target's identity cannot be unlinkable within
          the presence element's entity= attribute. This
          is necessary for routing SIP requests based
          on Target's location (and some other entity's).

  300  "Retry Location Later with device updated location"  [this doc]
          Location cannot be processed at this time.  Error
          recipient should try again with same data.

  400  "Permission To Reveal Location Information to a Third Party"
          Permission from calling user to reveal location   [this doc]
          in request before request can be processed. This
          is a routing by location error. User MUST be
          informed of permission request.

  500  "Location Information Denial"  Request was actively  [this doc]
          denied because of the location in the request.
          Recipient should not try again.






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9.6  IANA Registration of Location URI Schemes

   This document directs IANA to create a new set of parameters in a
   separate location from SIP and Geopriv, called the "Location
   Reference URI" registry, containing the URI scheme, the
   Content-Type, and the reference, as follows:

   URI Scheme   Content-Type           Reference
   ----------   ------------           ---------
      SIP:                             [this doc]
      SIPS:                            [this doc]
      PRES:                            [this doc]

   Additions to this registry must be defined in a permanent and
   readily available specification (this is the "Specification
   Required" IANA policy defined in [RFC5226])..


10.  Acknowledgements

   To Dave Oran for helping to shape this idea.

   To Jon Peterson and Dean Willis on guidance of the effort.

   To Allison Mankin, Dick Knight, Hannes Tschofenig, Henning
   Schulzrinne, James Winterbottom, Jeroen van Bemmel, Jean-Francois
   Mule, Jonathan Rosenberg, Keith Drage, Marc Linsner, Martin Thomson,
   Mike Hammer, Ted Hardie, Shida Shubert, Umesh Sharma, Richard
   Barnes, Dan Wing, Matt Lepinski and Jacqueline Lee for constructive
   feedback and nits checking.

   Special thanks to Paul Kyzivat for his help with the ABNF in this
   document and to Robert Sparks for many helpful comments and the
   proper construction of the Geolocation-Error header field.

   And finally, to Spencer Dawkins for giving this doc a good scrubbing
   to make it more readable.


11. References

11.1 References - Normative

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

 [RFC4119] J. Peterson, "A Presence-based GEOPRIV Location Object
           Format", RFC 4119, December 2005

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


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

 [RFC3863] H. Sugano, S. Fujimoto, G. Klyne, A. Bateman, W. Carr, J.
           Peterson, "Presence Information Data Format (PIDF)", RFC
           3863, August 2004

 [RFC3856] J. Rosenberg, " A Presence Event Package for the Session
           Initiation Protocol (SIP)", RFC 3856, August 2004

 [RFC3859] J. Peterson, "Common Profile for Presence (CPP)", RFC 3859,
           August 2004

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

 [RFC3311] J. Rosenberg, "The Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) UPDATE
           Method", RFC 3311, October 2002

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

 [RFC3262] Rosenberg, J. and H. Schulzrinne, "Reliability of
           Provisional Responses in Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)",
           RFC 3262, June 2002.

 [RFC2976] S. Donovan, "The SIP INFO Method", RFC 2976, Oct 2000

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

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

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

 [IANA-civic] http://www.iana.org/assignments/civic-address-types-
                     Registry

 [RFC5226] T. Narten, H. Alvestrand, "Guidelines for Writing an IANA
           Considerations Section in RFCs", RFC 5226, May 2008

 [RFC4479] J. Rosenberg, "A Data Model for Presence", RFC 4479, July
           2006







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11.2 References - Informative

 [RFC3693] J. Cuellar, J. Morris, D. Mulligan, J. Peterson. J. Polk,
           "Geopriv Requirements", RFC 3693, February 2004

 [RFC4483] E. Berger, "A Mechanism for Content Indirection in SIP", RFC
           4483, May 2006

 [RFC3825] J. Polk, J. Schnizlein, M. Linsner, "Dynamic Host
           Configuration Protocol Option for Coordinate-based Location
           Configuration Information", RFC 3825, July 2004

 [RFC4776] H. Schulzrinne, " Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
           (DHCPv4 and DHCPv6) Option for Civic Addresses Configuration
           Information ", RFC 4776, October 2006

 [ID-PHONE] B. Rosen, J. Polk, "ECRIT Phone BCP",
           draft-ietf-ecrit-phonebcp, "work in progress", July 2009


   Author Information

   James Polk
   Cisco Systems
   3913 Treemont Circle
   Colleyville, Texas  76034

   33.00111N
   96.68142W

   Phone: +1-817-271-3552
   Email: jmpolk@cisco.com


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

   40.70497N
   80.01252W

   Phone: +1 724 382 1051
   Email: br@brianrosen.net


Appendix A.  Requirements for SIP Location Conveyance

   The following subsections address the requirements placed on the
   UAC, the UAS, as well as SIP proxies when conveying location. If a
   requirement is not obvious in intent, a motivational statement is
   included below it.


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A.1 Requirements for a UAC Conveying Location

   UAC-1  The SIP INVITE Method [RFC3261] must support location
          conveyance.

   UAC-2  The SIP MESSAGE method [RFC3428] must support location
          conveyance.

   UAC-3  SIP Requests within a dialog should support location
          conveyance.

   UAC-4  Other SIP Requests may support location conveyance.

   UAC-5  There must be one, mandatory to implement means of
          transmitting location confidentially.

   Motivation: to guarantee interoperability.

   UAC-6  It must be possible for a UAC to update location conveyed
          at any time in a dialog, including during dialog
          establishment.

   Motivation: if a UAC has moved prior to the establishment of a
          dialog between UAs, the UAC must be able to send location
          information.  If location has been conveyed, and the UA
          moves, the UAC must be able to update the location previously
          conveyed to other parties.

   UAC-7  The privacy and security rules established within [RFC3693]
          that would categorize SIP as a 'Using Protocol' must be met.

   UAC-8  The PIDF-LO [RFC4119] is a mandatory to implement format for
          location conveyance within SIP, whether included LbyV or
          LbyR.

   Motivation:  interoperability with other IETF location protocols and
          Mechanisms.

   UAC-9  There must be a mechanism for the UAC to request the UAS send
          its location.

          UAC-9 has been DEPRECATED by the SIP WG, due to the many
          problems this requirement would have caused if implemented.
          The solution is for the above UAS to send a new request to
          the original UAC with the UAS's location.

   UAC-10 There must be a mechanism to differentiate the ability of the
          UAC to convey location from the UACs lack of knowledge of its
          location



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   Motivation: Failure to receive location when it is expected can
          happen because the UAC does not implement this extension, or
          because the UAC implements the extension, but does not know
          where the Target is.  This may be, for example, due to the
          failure of the access network to provide a location
          acquisition mechanism the UAC supports.  These cases must be
          differentiated.


   UAC-11  It must be possible to convey location to proxy servers
          along the path.

   Motivation:  Location-based routing.


A.2 Requirements for a UAS Receiving Location

   The following are the requirements for location conveyance by a UAS:

   UAS-1  SIP Responses must support location conveyance.

          Just as with UAC-9, UAS-1 has been DEPRECATED by the SIP WG,
          due to the many problems this requirement would have caused
          if implemented. The solution is for the above UAS to send a
          new request to the original UAC with the UAS's location.

   UAS-2  There must be a unique 4XX response informing the UAC it did
          not provide applicable location information.

   In addition, requirements UAC-5, 6, 7 and 8 also apply to the UAS.


A.3 Requirements for SIP Proxies and Intermediaries

   The following are the requirements for location conveyance by a SIP
   proxies and intermediaries:

   Proxy-1  Proxy servers must be capable of adding a Location header
            field during processing of SIP requests.

   Motivation:  Provide network assertion of location
            when UACs are unable to do so, or when network assertion is
            more reliable than UAC assertion of location

   Note: Because UACs connected to SIP signaling networks may have
         widely varying access network arrangements, including VPN


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         network to reliably know the location of the endpoint.  Proxy
         assertion of location is NOT RECOMMENDED unless the SIP
         signaling network has reliable knowledge of the actual
         location of the Targets.

   Proxy-2  There must be a unique 4XX response informing the UAC it
            did not provide applicable location information.















































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