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SIPPING                                                    H. Tschofenig
Internet-Draft                                    Nokia Siemens Networks
Intended status: Informational                            H. Schulzrinne
Expires: May 22, 2008                                Columbia University
                                                                 D. Wing
                                                            J. Rosenberg
                                                           Cisco Systems
                                                             D. Schwartz
                                                         Kayote Networks
                                                       November 19, 2007


   A Framework to tackle Spam and Unwanted Communication for Internet
                               Telephony
        draft-tschofenig-sipping-framework-spit-reduction-02.txt

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Abstract

   Spam, defined as sending unsolicited messages to someone in bulk,



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   might be a problem on SIP open-wide deployed networks.  A number of
   solutions have been proposed for dealing with Spam for Internet
   Telephony (SPIT), for example, content filtering, black lists, white
   lists, consent-based communication, reputation systems, address
   obfuscation, limited use addresses, turing tests, computational
   puzzles, payments at risk, circles of trust, and many others.  This
   document describes the big picture that illustrates how the different
   building blocks fit together and can be deployed incrementally.


Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
   2.  Terminology  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
   3.  Framework  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
   4.  Communication Patterns and User Groups . . . . . . . . . . . .  7
     4.1.  Closed Groups  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7
     4.2.  Semi-Open Groups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7
     4.3.  Open Groups  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8
     4.4.  Summary  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  9
     4.5.  Usability  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  9
   5.  Protocol Interactions  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
     5.1.  End Host based Rule Enforcement  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
     5.2.  Rule Enforcement via a Trusted Intermediary  . . . . . . . 10
     5.3.  Incremental Deployment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
   6.  Privacy Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
   7.  Example  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
   8.  Security Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
   9.  Acknowledgments  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
   10. References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
     10.1. Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
     10.2. Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
   Appendix A.  Outside the Scope . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
   Authors' Addresses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
   Intellectual Property and Copyright Statements . . . . . . . . . . 21
















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1.  Introduction

   The problem of Spam for Internet Telephony (SPIT) is an imminent
   challenge and only the combination of several techniques can provide
   a framework for dealing with unwanted communication attempts.

   [I-D.ietf-sipping-spam] provides four core recommendations that need
   to be considered for a SPIT solution, namely

   o  Strong Identity
   o  White Lists
   o  Solve the Introduction Problem
   o  Don't Wait Until its Too Late

   This document illustrates how existing building blocks can be put
   together to form a solution to deal with SPIT.  New building blocks
   can be added to provide more efficient SPIT handling, since there is
   no single solution that provides 100 % protection.

   The main purpose of this document is largely to define a model of
   internal device processing, protocol interfaces, and terminology to
   illustrate a way in which SPIT prevention techniques can be added in
   a seamless fashion.  We focus only on the most important solution
   components and consider many other aspects either outside the scope
   of this work (see Appendix A) and postpone them for future work.


2.  Terminology

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


3.  Framework

   The framework considered in this document assumes that an end user
   uploads authorization policies to a SIP proxy of its VoIP provider.
   That VoIP provider enforces those authorization policies.  This
   separation allows the end user to delegate some authorization
   decisions to the VoIP provider.

   Figure 1 below shows the interaction between the end host and a SIP
   proxy belonging to its VoIP provider.  The end user, in the role of a
   recipient for communication attempts, may upload authorization
   policies.  The entity that writes the rules is referred as Rule
   Maker.  The Rule Maker does not necessarily need to be recipient of
   the communication but it could instead be entity that acts on behalf



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   of him or her.  Note that a combination is possible as well where
   different entities contribute to the set of rules.  These policies
   are processed by corresponding module within the SIP proxy, called
   Authorization Engine, that interacts with the message routing
   functionality.  A part of the rule set might, however, also be
   created automatically as part of interactive interactions (e.g.,
   monitoring ongoing communication attempts).


             +---------------------------------------------------------+
             |                 Authorization                           |
             |  re-route       Policy                   +------------+ |
             |      ^          (implicit)         ######| Rule Maker | |
             |      o          +#######+          #     +------------+ |
             |      o          #       #          #                    |
             |  +---o----------#-------#--+       # Authorization      |
             |  |   o          #       #  |<####### Policy             |
 +--------+  |  |   o   Proxy  #       #  |                            |
 |        |  |  |   o          #       #  |<*******************+       |
 | Sender |<***>|+-------+     v       #  |                    *       |
 |        |  |  ||Msg.   |   +-----------+| Authorization      *       |
 +--------+  |  ||Routing|   |  Authz.   || Policy (explicit)  *       |
   ^    o    |  ||Engine |<->|  Engine   |<#################+  *       |
   *    o    |  |+-------+   +-----------+|                 #  *       |
   *    o    |  +-^--*--^-----------------+                 #  v       |
   *    o    |    o  *  o                              +-------------+ |
   *    o    |    o  *  o                              |             | |
   *    +oooo|oooo+  *  +ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo>|  Recipient/ | |
   +**************************************************>|  Rule Maker | |
             |                                         +-------------+ |
             |                                                         |
             |                                                         |
             +-------------------Domain Boundary-----------------------+

 Legend:

 oooo: SIP message interaction
 ****: Protocol Interaction for authorizing the message sender
 ####: Management of authorization policies

                            Figure 1: Overview

   Assume that an arbitrary sender transmits a message towards the
   recipients URI that finally hits the SIP proxy on the recipients
   side.  Information provided within that message are used as input to
   the rule evaluation.  Any part of the message may serve as input to
   the evaluation process but for practical reasons only a few selected
   fields do most of the work.  In this document, we argue that the



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   authenticated identity of the sender is the most valuable information
   item.  In the future, when standardization progresses then, for
   example, reputation information obtained from social networks may
   offer additional input to the authorization process.

   The protocol interaction for authorizing the message sender refers to
   the ability of the recipient or the proxy to interact with the sender
   to request authorization.  The request for authorization is a pull
   model whereby the proxy or the recipient challenges the sender (e.g.,
   via hash cash [I-D.jennings-sip-hashcash], or SIP payment
   [I-D.jennings-sipping-pay], or Completely Automated Public Turing
   Test to Tell Computers and Humans Apart (CAPTCHA) based robot
   challenges [I-D.tschofenig-sipping-captcha]) for authorization.  SIP
   Identity on the other hand realizes as push model whereby
   authentication information is pushed towards the recipient.

   Figure 2 shows this integration step.  The conditions part of the
   rule offer a mechanisms to incrementally extend the overall framework
   with new SPIT prevention solution components.  Depending on the rule
   evaluation the message may be rerouted to another entity, such as an
   answering machine, to the recipient, rejected or other actions are
   triggered.  The latter aspect is particularly interesting since it
   allows further solution components to be executed.


     SIP msg with
     authenticated
     identity       +---------------+
     -------------->|               |---------------->
     Additional     |               | Spam marked msg
     Msg fields     | Authorization |
     -------------->| Engine        |---------------->
     Other SPIT     |               | Re-routed msg
     Prevention     |               |
     Components     |               |---------------->
     -------------->+---------------+ Forwarded to
                          |   |       original recipient
                          |   |
              <-----------+   +----------->||
          Politely blocked     Blocked

                  Figure 2: Message Filtering and Routing

   Note that some traffic analysis and consequently some form of content
   filtering (e.g., of MESSAGEs) can be applied locally within the VoIP
   provider's domain also under the control of the end user.  For
   example, consider a Voice over IP provider that wants to utilize a
   statistical analysis tool for Spam prevention.  It is not necessary



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   to standardized the algorithms; the impact for the authorization
   policies is mainly the ability to allow the Rule Maker to enable or
   to disable the usage of these statistical techniques for SPIT
   filtering and potentially to map the output of the analysis process
   to value range from 0 (i.e., the message is not classified as Spam)
   and 100 (i.e., the message was classified as Spam).  Conveying Spam
   marking is proposed in [I-D.schwartz-sipping-spit-saml], in
   [I-D.niccolini-sipping-feedback-spit] and in
   [I-D.wing-sipping-spam-score].  A Rule Maker may decide to act with
   an appropriate action on a certain level of Spam marking.

   In a minimalistic SPIT framework only authenticated identities in
   combination with authorization policies are used.  This should serve
   as a starting point for future work.

   Authenticated Identities:

      SIP Identity [RFC4474] is assumed to be used to provide the
      receiver of a communication attempt with the authenticated
      identity.  SIP Identity is a reasonable simple specification and
      does not rely on a huge amount of infrastructure support.

         Note: SIP Identity is comparable to DomainKeys Identified Mail
         (DKIM) [I-D.ietf-dkim-overview] used for associating a
         "responsible" identity with an email message and provides a
         means of verifying that the association is legitimate.

   Authorization Policies:

      When the white lists are stored and managed only at the end host
      then the authorization policies and the protocol to modify the
      policies do not need to be standardized since they are purely
      implementation specific details.  Even if the authorization
      policies are managed centrally or some amount of policy
      enforcement is done by trusted intermediaries then still there
      might not be a need to standardize an authorization policy
      language if the policies can be modified via a webpage.  This type
      of policy handling is done in many cases today already for various
      applications.

      Unfortunately, this approach tends to become cumbersome to manage
      for end users and therefore it is better to hide a lot of policy
      details from the end user itself and to make use of context
      information, for example, address books and authorization policies
      available already created for presence based systems.

      In some cases the above-described approach is not sufficient
      whereby it is necessary to define a standardized protocol, for



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      example, if policies are used by different entities, created and
      modified in an automatic way and when multiple entities manipulate
      policies (potentially on behalf of the person affected by the
      policies), e.g., the user may have multiple devices.

      An example solution for authorization policies providing Spam
      prevention capabilities are described in
      [I-D.tschofenig-sipping-spit-policy] with the requirements
      detailed in [I-D.froment-sipping-spit-requirements].

   The white list needs to be created somehow and hence there is an
   introduction problem.  Section 4 discusses this aspect in more
   details.


4.  Communication Patterns and User Groups

   When communication takes place then at least three types of groups
   can be identified.

4.1.  Closed Groups

   People in this group communicate only with the peers in their group.
   They do not appreciate communication attempts from outside.
   Communication is possible only for people within this list.  Here is
   an example of a closed group: Consider parents that do not want their
   children from getting contacted by strangers.  Hence, they may want
   to create a white list containing the identifies of known friends,
   parents and other relatives on behalf of their kids.

   The usage of authorization policies for usage with closed groups is
   straight forward.  The introduction problem is also not considered
   very large given that the identities are typically known.

4.2.  Semi-Open Groups

   In a semi-open environment all members of the same group are allowed
   to get in contact with everyone else (e.g., for example in a company
   environment).  For members outside the company the communication
   patters depend on the role of the person (e.g., standardization
   people, sales people, etc.) and on the work style of the person.

   For this category we distinguish a number of (non-spam) message
   sources based on their characteristics:

   o  "friends" or "acquaintances", i.e., those we have communicated
      with before.




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   o  strangers, divided into 'interesting' and 'uninteresting'.  The
      latter are messages from people that someone does not care to have
      a conversation with or respond to, at least at that particular
      moment.

   Strangers can be defined by individual names or whole domains.  A
   special class of 'stranger' messages are transaction-related
   communications, such as Instant Messaging or automated calls from an
   airline or shipping company.

   One way to deal with the introduction problem is to make use of
   techniques like hash cash [I-D.jennings-sip-hashcash] or Completely
   Automated Public Turing Test to Tell Computers and Humans Apart
   (CAPTCHA) based robot challenges [I-D.tschofenig-sipping-captcha].
   Alternatively, a communication attempt may also be forwarded to an
   answering maschine or alternative ways of establishing the initial
   interaction may be proposed.

   The usage of authorization policies for usage with Semi-Open Groups
   is challenging but is considered manageable.

4.3.  Open Groups

   People in this type of group are not allowed to limit communication
   attempts.  Help desks, certain people in governmental agencies,
   banks, insurance companies, etc.

   For open groups a solution for providing SPIT prevention is far more
   complicated.  Consider a person working on a customer support
   helpdesk.  Ideally, they would like to receive only calls from
   friendly customers (although the motivation for calling is most
   likely a problem) and the topic of the calls only relates to problems
   they are able to solve.  Without listening to the caller they will
   have a hard time to know whether the call could be classified as
   SPIT.  Another extreme case is a Public Safety Answering Point where
   emergency service personell is not allowed to reject calls either.

   Many SPIT prevention techniques might not be applicable since
   blocking callers is likely not possible and applying other
   techniques, such as turing tests, might not be ideal in an case of
   open groups.

   Statistical analysis may be helpful in some cases to deliver
   additional information about the calling party.  Social networks
   might provide similar techniques based on reputation based systems.






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4.4.  Summary

   Based on the discussions regarding communication patters and groups
   the following observations can be made:

   o  A single person very likely has many roles and they may have an
      impact on the communication patterns.
         For example, consider a person who is working in a company but
         also want to be available for family members.
   o  The context in which a person is may change at any time.  For
      example, a person might be available for family members while at
      work except during an important meeting where communication
      attempts may be rejected.  Switching a context has an impact for
      reachability and the means for communicating with a specific
      recipient, based on enabled rule sets.

   From an authorization policy point of view it is important to be able
   to express a sphere, i.e., the state a user is in and to switch
   between different spheres easily by thereby switching to a different
   rule set.

4.5.  Usability

   An important aspect in the usage of authorization policies is to
   assist the user when creating policies.  Ideally, the policies should
   be established automatically.  Below, there are a couple of examples
   to illustrate the idea given that these aspects are largely
   implementation issues:

   o  It must be possible for the proxy to automatically add addresses
      on outbound messages and calls to the rule set.  This approach is
      similar to stateful packet filtering firewalls where outbound
      packets establish state at the firewall to allow inbound packets
      to traverse it again.
   o  Already available information in the address book can be used for
      building the policy rules there is quite likely already a
      relationship available with these persons existent.
   o  A large amount of email is non-personal, automated communication,
      such as newsletters, confirmations and legitimate advertisements.
      These are often tagged as spam by content filters.  This type of
      correspondence is usually initiated by a transaction over the web,
      such as a purchase or signing up for a service.
      [I-D.shacham-http-corr-uris], for example, defines an HTTP header
      for conveying future correspondence addresses that can be
      integrated in the rule set.






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5.  Protocol Interactions

   This section describes the necessary building blocks that are
   necessary to tie the framework together.  We will describe two
   different environments, namely one where rule enforcement happens at
   the end host and another one where a trusted network intermediary
   performs the actions.

5.1.  End Host based Rule Enforcement

   o  SIP Identity [RFC4474] is mandatory to implement at the end host
      and used to determine the authenticated identity of the sending
      side.
   o  Authorization policies are purely implementation specific matter.

   Since a purely end host based rule enforcement suffers from a number
   of drawbacks, rule enforcement by a trusted intermediary is also
   offered.

5.2.  Rule Enforcement via a Trusted Intermediary

   o  SIP Identity [RFC4474] or a corresponding mechanism is mandatory
      to implement at the trusted intermediary (e.g., the immediate VoIP
      provider) and it determines the authenticated identity of the
      sending side.
   o  Authorization Policies based on the Common Policy framework
      [RFC4745], as extended in [I-D.tschofenig-sipping-spit-policy] for
      the purpose of SPIT prevention, are mandatory to implement at the
      end host side and at the trusted intermediary.  The implementation
      of the rule evaluation engine might only be necessary on the
      trusted VoIP proxy.  Harmonization with the work done for presence
      authorization [I-D.ietf-simple-presence-rules], which is based on
      Common Policy [RFC4745], can be accomplished and is highly
      desirable.
   o  XML Configuration Access Protocol (XCAP) [RFC4825] is used to
      create, modify and delete authorization policies and is mandatory
      to implement at the end host side and at the trusted intermediary.

5.3.  Incremental Deployment

   An important property is incremental deployment of additional
   solution components that can be added and used when they become
   available.  This section aims to illustrate how the extensibility is
   accomplished, based on an example.

   Consider a VoIP provider that provides authorization policies that
   provide the following functionality equivalent to the Common Policy
   framework, i.e., identity-based, sphere and validity based conditions



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   initially.  For actions only 'redirection' and 'blocking' is
   provided.  In our example we give this basic functionality the AUID
   'new-spit-policy-example' with the namespace
   'urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:new-spit-policy-example'.

   When a client queries the capabilities of a SIP proxy in the VoIP
   providers network using XCAP the following exchange may take place.


   GET   /xcap-caps/global/index HTTP/1.1
   Host: xcap.example.com

                    Initial XCAP Query for Capabilities


    HTTP/1.1 200 OK
      Etag: "wwhha"
      Content-Type: application/xcap-caps+xml

      <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
      <xcap-caps xmlns="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:xcap-caps">
        <auids>
             <auid>new-spit-policy-example</auid>
             <auid>xcap-caps</auid>
        </auids>
        <namespaces>
           <namespace>urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:xcap-caps</namespace>
           <namespace>urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:spit-policy</namespace>
           <namespace>urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:common-policy</namespace>
        </namespaces>
      </xcap-caps>

           Initial XCAP Response with the supported Capabilities

   As shown in the example above, Common Policy and the example SPIT
   extension is implemented and the client can upload rules according to
   the definition of the rule set functionality.

   Later, when the VoIP provider updates the functionality of
   authorization policies as more sophisticated mechanisms become
   available and get implemented the functionality of the authorization
   policy engine is enhanced with, for example, hashcash and the ability
   to perform statistical analysis of signaling message.  The latter
   functionality comes with the ability to mark messages are Spam and
   the ability for end users to enable/disable this functionality.  We
   use the namespaces 'urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:hashcash' and
   'urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:statistical-analysis' for those.




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   A end user could now make use of these new functions and a capability
   query of the SIP proxy would provide the following response.


   GET   /xcap-caps/global/index HTTP/1.1
   Host: xcap.example.com

                    Second XCAP Query for Capabilities


 HTTP/1.1 200 OK
   Etag: "wwhha"
   Content-Type: application/xcap-caps+xml

   <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
   <xcap-caps xmlns="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:xcap-caps">
     <auids>
          <auid>spit-policy</auid>
          <auid>xcap-caps</auid>
          <auid>hashcash</auid>
          <auid>statistical-analysis</auid>
     </auids>
     <namespaces>
        <namespace>urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:spit-policy</namespace>
        <namespace>urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:common-policy</namespace>
        <namespace>urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:hashcash</namespace>
        <namespace>urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:statistical-analysis</namespace>
     </namespaces>
   </xcap-caps>

           Second XCAP Response with the supported Capabilities

   New SPIT handling functionality may extend condition, actions and/or
   transformation elements of a rule.


6.  Privacy Considerations

   This document does not propose to distribute the user's authorization
   policies to other VoIP providers nor is the configuration of policies
   at SIP proxies other than the trusted user's VoIP provider necessary.
   Furthemore, if blocking or influencing of the message processing is
   executed by the VoIP provider then they have to be explicitly enabled
   by the end user.  Blocking of messages, even if it is based on
   "super-clever" machine learning techniques often introduces
   unpredictability.

   Legal norms from fields of law can take regulative effects in the



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   context of SPIT processing, such as constitutional law, data
   protection law, telecommunication law, teleservices law, criminal
   law, and possibly administrative law.  See, for example, [Law1],
   [Law2] and [Law3].  For example, it is mandatory to pass full control
   of SPIT filtering to the end user, as this minimises legal problems.

   An overview about regulatory aspects can be found in [Spit-AL].


7.  Example

   This section shows an example whereby we consider a user
   Bob@company-example.com that writes (most likely via a nice user
   interface) the following policies.  We use a high-level language to
   show the main idea of the policies.


   RULE 1:
        IF identity=alice@foo.example.com THEN ACCEPT
        IF identity=tony@bar.example.com THEN ACCEPT

   RULE 2:
        IF domain=company-example.com THEN ACCEPT

   RULE 3:
        IF unauthenticated THEN
               EXECUTE hashcash

   RULE 4:
        IF <hashcash result="success"/>
        THEN
           REDIRECT sip:voicebox@company-example.com

   RULE 5:
        IF <hashcash result="failure"/>
        THEN
           block

                         Example of Bob's Rule Set

   At some point in time Bob uploads his policies to the SIP proxy at
   his VoIP providers SIP proxy.









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         PUT
         /spit-policy/users/sip:bob@company-example.com/index/~~/ruleset

         HTTP/1.1
         Content-Type:application/spit+xml
         Host: proxy.home-example.com

          <<<< Added policies go in here. >>>>
          [Editor's Note: In a future version an XML example
                          policy document will be listed here.]

                       Uploading Policies using XCAP

   When BoB receives a call from his friends, alice@foo.example and
   tony@bar.example.com, then all the rules related to the spit policy
   are checked.  Only the first rule (rule 1) matches and is applied.
   Thus, the call is forwarded without any further checks based on Rule
   1.  The rules assume that the authenticated identity of the caller
   has been verified.

   When Bob receives a call from a co-worker,
   Charlie@company-example.com, Rule 2 is applied since the domain part
   in the rule matches the domain part of Charlie's identity.

   Now, when Bob receives a contact from an unknown user, called Mallice
   in this example.  Rule 3 indicates that an extended return-
   routability test using hashcash [I-D.jennings-sip-hashcash] is used
   with the call being redirected to Bob's voicebox afterwards.  This
   exchange is shown in Figure 9.






















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UA                         Proxy                                 Bob's
Malice                                                          Voicebox
  |         INVITE           |                                      |
  |------------------------->|Puzzle: work=15;                      |
  |                          |pre="VgVGYixbRg0mdSwTY3YIfCBuAAA=";   |
  |         419 with Puzzle  |image="NhhMQ2l7SE0VBmZFKksUC19ia04="; |
  |                          |value=160                             |
  |<-------------------------|                                      |
  |                          |                                      |
  |         ACK              |                                      |
  |------------------------->|                                      |
  |                          |Puzzle: work=0;                       |
  |                          |pre="VgVGYixbRg0mdSwTY3YIfCBuYmg=";   |
  |                          |image="NhhMQ2l7SE0VBmZFKksUC19ia04="  |
  |  INVITE with Solution    |value=160                             |
  |------------------------->|             INVITE                   |
  |                          |------------------------------------->|
  |                          |                                      |
  |                          |             180 Ringing              |
  |        180 Ringing       |<-------------------------------------|
  |<-------------------------|                                      |
  |                          |             200 OK                   |
  |        200 OK            |<-------------------------------------|
  |<-------------------------|                                      |
  |                          |      ACK                             |
  |---------------------------------------------------------------->|
  |                          |                                      |

              Figure 9: Example Exchange: Malice contacts Bob

   Depending on the outcome of the exchange the call is forwarded to a
   mailbox sip:voicebox@company-example.com (in case Malory returned the
   correct solution, see Rule 4) or blocked in case an incorrect
   response was provided.  It might be quite easy to see how this rule
   set can be extended to support other SPIT handling mechanisms as well
   (e.g., CAPTCHAs, SIP Pay, etc.).


8.  Security Considerations

   This document aims to describe a framework for addressing Spam for
   Internet Telephony (SPIT) in order to make it simple for users to
   influence the behavior of SIP message routing with an emphasis on
   SPIT prevention.

   The framework relies on three building blocks, namely SIP Identity,
   authorization policies based on Common Policy and Presence
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   As a high-level overview, the framework allows the user to control
   end-to-end connectivity at the SIP message routing level whereby the
   glue that lets all parts fit together is based on authorization
   policies.  Several other solution components can be developed
   independently and can be plugged into the framework as soon as
   available.

   It must be avoided to introduce Denial of Service attacks against the
   recipient by misguiding him or her to install authorization policies
   that allow senders to bypass the policies although that was never
   intended by the recipient.  Additionally, it must not be possible by
   extensions to the authorization policy framework to create policies
   to block legitimate senders or to stall the processing of the
   authorization policy engine.


9.  Acknowledgments

   We would like to thank

      Jeremy Barkan, Dan York, Alexey Melnikov, Thomas Schreck, Eva
      Leppanen, Cullen Jennings, Marit Hansen and Markus Hansen for
      their review comments to a pre-00 version.
      Jeremy Barkan, Eva Leppanen, Michaela Greiler, Joachim Charzinski,
      Saverio Niccolini, Albert Caruana, and Juergen Quittek for their
      comments to the 00 version.


10.  References

10.1.  Normative References

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

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

   [RFC4745]  Schulzrinne, H., Tschofenig, H., Morris, J., Cuellar, J.,
              Polk, J., and J. Rosenberg, "Common Policy: A Document
              Format for Expressing Privacy Preferences", RFC 4745,
              February 2007.

   [RFC4825]  Rosenberg, J., "The Extensible Markup Language (XML)
              Configuration Access Protocol (XCAP)", RFC 4825, May 2007.





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10.2.  Informative References

   [I-D.ietf-sipping-spam]
              Rosenberg, J. and C. Jennings, "The Session Initiation
              Protocol (SIP) and Spam", draft-ietf-sipping-spam-05 (work
              in progress), July 2007.

   [I-D.ietf-simple-presence-rules]
              Rosenberg, J., "Presence Authorization Rules",
              draft-ietf-simple-presence-rules-10 (work in progress),
              July 2007.

   [I-D.jennings-sip-hashcash]
              Jennings, C., "Computational Puzzles for SPAM Reduction in
              SIP", draft-jennings-sip-hashcash-06 (work in progress),
              July 2007.

   [I-D.wing-sipping-spam-score]
              Wing, D., "Spam Score for SIP",
              draft-wing-sipping-spam-score-00 (work in progress),
              August 2007.

   [I-D.ietf-sip-consent-framework]
              Rosenberg, J., Camarillo, G., and D. Willis, "A Framework
              for Consent-based Communications in the Session Initiation
              Protocol (SIP)", draft-ietf-sip-consent-framework-03 (work
              in progress), November 2007.

   [I-D.ietf-dkim-overview]
              Hansen, T., Crocker, D., and P. Hallam-Baker, "DomainKeys
              Identified Mail (DKIM) Service Overview",
              draft-ietf-dkim-overview-07 (work in progress),
              November 2007.

   [I-D.tschofenig-sipping-spit-policy]
              Tschofenig, H., "A Document Format for Expressing
              Authorization Policies to tackle Spam and  Unwanted
              Communication for Internet Telephony",
              draft-tschofenig-sipping-spit-policy-01 (work in
              progress), July 2007.

   [I-D.schwartz-sipping-spit-saml]
              Schwartz, D., "SPAM for Internet Telephony (SPIT)
              Prevention using the Security Assertion  Markup Language
              (SAML)", draft-schwartz-sipping-spit-saml-01 (work in
              progress), June 2006.

   [I-D.shacham-http-corr-uris]



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              Shacham, R. and H. Schulzrinne, "HTTP Header for Future
              Correspondence Addresses", draft-shacham-http-corr-uris-00
              (work in progress), May 2007.

   [I-D.jennings-sipping-pay]
              Jennings, C., "Payment for Services in Session Initiation
              Protocol (SIP)", draft-jennings-sipping-pay-06 (work in
              progress), July 2007.

   [I-D.froment-sipping-spit-requirements]
              Froment, T., "Requirements for Authorization Policies to
              tackle Spam and Unwanted  Communication for Internet
              Telephony", draft-froment-sipping-spit-requirements-01
              (work in progress), July 2007.

   [I-D.niccolini-sipping-feedback-spit]
              Niccolini, S., "SIP Extensions for SPIT identification",
              draft-niccolini-sipping-feedback-spit-03 (work in
              progress), February 2007.

   [I-D.tschofenig-sipping-captcha]
              Tschofenig, H. and E. Leppanen, "Completely Automated
              Public Turing Test to Tell Computers and Humans Apart
              (CAPTCHA) based Robot Challenges for the Session
              Initiation Protocol (SIP)",
              draft-tschofenig-sipping-captcha-00 (work in progress),
              July 2007.

   [Spit-AL]  Hansen, M., Hansen, M., Moeller, J., Rohwer, T., Tolkmitt,
              C., and H. Waack, "Developing a Legally Compliant
              Reachability Management System as a Countermeasure against
              SPIT, Third Annual VoIP Security Workshop, Berlin,
              available at
              https://tepin.aiki.de/blog/uploads/spit-al.pdf",
              June 2006.

   [Law1]     "Bundesnetzagentur: Eckpunkte der regulatorischen
              Behandlung von Voice over IP (VoIP), available at
              http://www.bundesnetzagentur.de/media/archive/3186.pdf",
              September 2005.

   [Law2]     "70. Konferenz der Datenschutzbeauftragten des Bundes und
              der Laender: Entschliessung Telefonieren mit
              Internettechnologie (Voice over IP - VoIP), available at
              http://www.datenschutzzentrum.de/material/themen/press
              e/20051028-dsbk-voip.htm", Oktober 2005.

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              to the provision of email screening services, WP 118,
              available at http://ec.europa.eu/justice_home/fsj/privacy/
              docs/wpdocs/2006/wp118_en.pdf", February 2006.


Appendix A.  Outside the Scope

   We consider the following aspects outside the scope of this document:

   o  Mechanisms to publish SPIT causing parties on the Internet, i.e.,
      information about domains that create SPIT.
   o  Determining the source of unwanted traffic in real-time.
   o  Pushing packet filters and authorization policies towards the SPIT
      sending domain.


Authors' Addresses

   Hannes Tschofenig
   Nokia Siemens Networks
   Otto-Hahn-Ring 6
   Munich, Bavaria  81739
   Germany

   Email: Hannes.Tschofenig@nsn.com
   URI:   http://www.tschofenig.com


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

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


   Dan Wing
   Cisco Systems


   Phone:
   Email: dwing@cisco.com





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   Jonathan Rosenberg
   Cisco Systems
   600 Lanidex Plaza
   Parsippany, New York  07054
   USA

   Email: jdrosen@cisco.com
   URI:   http://www.jdrosen.net


   David Schwartz
   Kayote Networks
   Malcha Technology Park
   Jerusalem  96951
   Israel

   Email: david.schwartz@kayote.com


































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