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September 21,December 27, 2006 Plantronics March 20,June 25, 2006 Managing Client Initiated Connections in the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) draft-ietf-sip-outbound-03draft-ietf-sip-outbound-04 Status of this Memo By submitting this Internet-Draft, each author represents that any applicable patent or other IPR claims of which he or she is aware have been or will be disclosed, and any of which he or she becomes aware will be disclosed, in accordance with Section 6 of BCP 79. Internet-Drafts are working documents of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), its areas, and its working groups. Note that other groups may also distribute working documents as Internet- Drafts. Internet-Drafts are draft documents valid for a maximum of six months and may be updated, replaced, or obsoleted by other documents at any time. It is inappropriate to use Internet-Drafts as reference material or to cite them other than as "work in progress." The list of current Internet-Drafts can be accessed at http://www.ietf.org/ietf/1id-abstracts.txt. The list of Internet-Draft Shadow Directories can be accessed at http://www.ietf.org/shadow.html. This Internet-Draft will expire on September 21,December 27, 2006. Copyright Notice Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2006). Abstract The Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) allows proxy servers to initiate TCP connections and send asynchronous UDP datagrams to User Agents in order to deliver requests. However, many practical considerations, such as the existence of firewalls and Network Address Translators (NATs), prevent servers from connecting to User Agents in this way. Even when a proxy server can open a TCP connection to a User Agent, most User Agents lack a certificate suitable to act as a TLS (Transport Layer Security) server.This specification defines behaviors for User Agents, registrars and proxy servers that allow requests to be delivered on existing connections established by the User Agent. It also defines keep alive behaviors needed to keep NAT bindings open and specifies the usage of multiple connections. Table of Contents 1. Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 2. Conventions and Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 2.12.1. Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 3. Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 3.13.1. Summary of Mechanism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 3.23.2. Single Registrar and UA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 3.33.3. Multiple Connections from a User Agent . . . . . . . . . . 7 3.43.4. Edge Proxies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 3.5 Keep Alive3.5. Keepalive Technique . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 4. User Agent Mechanisms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 4.111 4.1. Instance ID Creation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 4.211 4.2. Initial Registrations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 4.2.113 4.2.1. Registration by Other Instances . . . . . . . . . . . 13 4.314 4.3. Sending Requests . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 4.3.1 Selecting the First Hop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 4.3.2 Forming Flows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 4.414 4.4. Detecting Flow Failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 4.4.1 Keep Alive4.4.1. Keepalive with STUN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 4.4.215 4.4.2. Flow Recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 5. Edge Proxy Mechanisms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 5.116 5.1. Processing Register Requests . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 5.216 5.2. Generating Flow Tokens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 5.35.3. Forwarding Requests . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1617 6. Registrar and Location Server Mechanisms . . . . . . . . . . . 17 6.118 6.1. Processing RegisterREGISTER Requests . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 6.218 6.2. Forwarding Requests . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1819 7. Mechanisms for All Servers (Proxys, Registars, UAS)UASs) . . . . . 19 7.120 7.1. STUN Processing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1920 8. Example Message Flow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2021 9. Grammar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2324 10. IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 10.1. 25 10.1. Contact Header Field . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 10.225 10.2. SIP/SIPS URI Paramters .Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 10.325 10.3. SIP Option Tag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 10.426 10.4. Media Feature Tag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2526 11. Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26. 27 12. Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26. 28 13. Changes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 13.1. 28 13.1. Changes from 03 Version . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 13.2. Changes from 02 Version . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 13.229 13.3. Changes from 01 Version . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 13.329 13.4. Changes from 00 Version . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2729 14. Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27. 29 Appendix A. Default Flow Registration Backoff Times . . . . . . . 30 15. References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 15.1. 30 15.1. Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 15.230 15.2. Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2931 Authors' Addresses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30. . 33 Intellectual Property and Copyright Statements . . . . . . . . 31. . 34 1. Introduction There are many environments for SIP [RFC3261] deployments in which the User Agent (UA) can form a connection to a Registrar or Proxy but in which theconnections in the reverse direction to the UA are not possible. This can happen for several reasons. ConnectionConnections to the UA can be blocked by a firewall device between the UA and the proxy or registrar, which will only allow new connections in the direction of the UA to the Proxy. Similarly there may be a NAT, which are only capable of allowing new connections from the private address side to the public side. This specification allows SIP registration when the UA is behind such a firewall or NAT. Most IP phones and personal computers get their network configurations dynamically via a protocol such as DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol). These systems typically do not have a useful name in the Domain Name System (DNS), and they definitely do not have a long-term, stable DNS name that is appropriate for binding to a certificate. It is impractical for them to haveuse in the subjectAltName of a certificate that can be usedcertificate, as a client-side TLS certificate for SIP.required by [RFC3261]. However, these systems can still formact as a TLS client and form connections to a proxy or registrar which authenticates with a server certificate. The server can authenticate the UA using a shared secret in a digest challenge over that TLS connection. The key idea of this specification is that when a UA sends a REGISTER request, the proxy can later use this same network "flow"--whether"flow", whether this is a bidirectional stream of UDP datagrams, a TCP connection, or an analogous concept of another transport protocol--toprotocol to forward any requests that need to go to this UA. For a UA to receive incoming requests, the UA has to connect to a server. Since the server can't connect to the UA, the UA has to make sure that a flow is always active. This requires the UA to detect when a flow fails. Since,Since such detection takes time and leaves a window of opportunity for missed incoming requests, this mechanism allows the UA to use multiple flows to the proxy or registrar. This mechanism also uses a keep alive mechanism over each flow so that the UA can detect when a flow has failed. 2. Conventions and 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 . 2.1[RFC2119]. 2.1. Definitions Edge Proxy: An Edge Proxy is any proxy that is located topologically between the registering User Agent and the registrar. flow:Flow: A Flow is a network protocol layer (layer 4) association between two hosts that is represented by the network address and port number of both ends and by the protocol. For TCP, a flow is equivalent to a TCP connection. For UDP a flow is a bidirectional stream of datagrams between a single pair of IP addresses and ports of both peers. With TCP, a flow often has a one to one correspondence with a single file descriptor in the operating system. reg-id: This refers to the value of a new header field parameter value for the Contact header field. When a UA registers multiple times, each simultaneous registration gets a unique reg-id value. instance-id: This specification uses the word instance-id to refer to the value of the "sip.instance" media feature tag in the Contact header field. This is a Uniform Resource Name (URN) that uniquely identifies this specific UA instance. outbound-proxy-set A configuredset of SIP URIs (Uniform Resource Identifiers) that represents each of the outbound proxies (often Edge Proxies) with which the UA will attempt to maintain a direct flow. 3. Overview Several scenariosThe first URI in which this techniquethe set is useful are discussed below, includingoften refereed to as the simple co-located registrarprimary outbound proxy and proxy, a User Agent desiring multiple connections to a resource (for redundancythe second as the secondary outbound proxy. There is no difference between any of the URIs in this set, nor does the primary/secondary terminology imply that one is preferred over the other. 3. Overview Several scenarios in which this technique is useful are discussed below, including the simple co-located registrar and proxy, a User Agent desiring multiple connections to a resource (for redundancy, for example), and a system that uses Edge Proxies. 3.13.1. Summary of Mechanism The overall approach is fairly simple. Each UA has a unique instance-id that stays the same for this UA even if the UA reboots or is power cycled. Each UA can register multiple times over different connections for the same SIP Address of Record (AOR) to achieve high reliability. Each registration includes the instance-id for the UA and a reg-id label that is different for each flow. The registrar can use the instance-id to recognize that two different registrations both reach the same UA. The registrar can use the reg-id label to recognize that a UA is registering after a reboot.reboot or a network failure. When a proxy goes to route a message to a UA for which it has a binding, it can use any one of the flows on which a successful registration has been completed. A failure on a particular flow can be tried again on an alternate flow. Proxies can determine which flows go to the same UA by comparing the instance-id. Proxies can tell that a flow replaces a previously abandoned flow by looking at the reg-id. UAs use the STUN (Simple Traversal of UDP through NATs) protocol as the keep alivekeepalive mechanism to keep their flow to the proxy or registrar alive. 3.23.2. Single Registrar and UA In this example,the topology shown below, a single server is acting as both a registrar and proxy. +-----------+ | Registrar | | Proxy | +-----+-----+ | | +----+--+ | User | | Agent | +-------+ User Agents which form only a single flow continue to register normally but include the instance-id as described in Section 4.1. The UA can also include a reg-id parameter which is used to allow the registrar to detect and avoid using invalid contacts when a UA reboots or reconnects after its old connection has failed for some reason. For clarity, here is an example. Bob's UA creates a new TCP flow to the registrar and sends the following REGISTER request. REGISTER sip:example.com SIP/2.0 Via: SIP/2.0/TCP 192.0.2.1;branch=z9hG4bK-bad0ce-11-1036 Max-Forwards: 70 From: Bob <sip:firstname.lastname@example.org>;tag=d879h76 To: Bob <sip:email@example.com> Call-ID: 8921348ju72je840.204 CSeq: 1 REGISTER Supported: path Contact: <sip:firstname.lastname@example.org>; reg-id=1; ;+sip.instance="<urn:uuid:00000000-0000-0000-0000-000A95A0E128>" Content-Length: 0 The registrar challenges this registration to authenticate Bob. When the registrar adds an entry for this contact under the AOR for Bob, the registrar also keeps track of the connection over which it received this registration. The registrar saves the instance-id ("urn:uuid:00000000-0000-0000-0000-000A95A0E128") and reg-id ("1") along with the rest of the Contact header field. If the instance-id and reg-id are the same as a previous registration for the same AOR, the proxy uses the most recently created registration first. This allows a UA that has rebooted to replace its previous registration for each flow with minimal impact on overall system load. When Alice sends a request to Bob, his proxy selects the target set. The proxy forwards the request to elements in the target set based on the proxy's policy. The proxy looks at the target set and uses the instance-id to understand that two targets both end up routing to the same UA. When the proxy goes to forward a request to a given target, it looks and finds the flows thatover which it received the registration. The proxy then forwards the request on that flow instead of trying to form a new flow to that contact. This allows the proxy to forward a request to a particular contact over the same flow that the UA used to register this AOR. If the proxy has multiple flows that all go to this UA, it can choose any one of registration bindings for this AOR that has the same instance-id as the selected UA. In general, if two registrations have the same reg-id and instance-id, the proxy will favoruses the most recently registered flow. This is so that if a UA reboots, the proxy will prefer to useuses the most recent flow that goes to this UA instead of trying one of the old flows which would presumably fail. 3.33.3. Multiple Connections from a User Agent There are various ways to deploy SIP to build a reliable and scalable system. This section discusses one such design that is possible with the mechanisms in this specification. Other designs are also possible. In thisthe example system,system below, the logical outbound proxy/registrar for the domain is running on two hosts that share the appropriate state and can both provide registrar and outbound proxy functionality for the domain. The UA will form connections to two of the physical hosts that can perform the outbound proxy/registrar function for the domain. Reliability is achieved by having the UA form two TCP connections to the domain. Scalability is achieved by using DNS SRV to load balance the primary connection across a set of machines that can service the primary connection and also using DNS SRV to load balance across a separate set of machines that can service the backupsecondary connection. The deployment here requires that DNS is configured with one entry that resolves to all the primary hosts and another entry that resolves to all the backupsecondary hosts. Designs having only oneWhile this introduces additional DNS configuration, the approach works and requires no addition SIP extensions. Note: Approaches which select multiple connections from a single DNS SRV set were also considered, but in this case there would have to be some way to ensure that thecannot prevent two connection did notconnections from accidentally resolveresolving to the same host. Various approaches for this are possible but all probably require extensions to the SIP protocol so they were not includedThe approach in this specification. This approach can work withdocument does not prevent future extensions, such as the disadvantage that slightly moreSIP UA configuration of DNS is required.framework [I-D.ietf-sipping-config- framework], from adding other ways for a User Agent to discover its outbound-proxy-set. +-------------------+ | Domain | | Logical Proxy/Reg | | | |+-----+ +-----+| ||Host1| |Host2|| |+-----+ +-----+| +---\------------/--+ \ / \ / \ / \ / +------+ | User | | Agent| +------+ The UA is configured with a primary and backupmultiple outbound proxy registration URI.URIs. These URIs are configured into the UA through whatever the normal mechanism is to configure the proxy or registrar address in the UA. If the AOR is Alice@example.com, the outbound-proxy-set might look something like "sip:primary.example.com;keepalive=stun" and "sip: backup.example.com;keepalive=stun".secondary.example.com;keepalive=stun". The "keepalive=stun" tag indicates that a SIP server supports STUN and SIP muxedmultiplexed over the same flow, as described later in this specification. Note that each URI in the outbound-proxy-set could resolve to several different physical hosts. The administrative domain that created these URIs should ensure that the two URIs resolve to separate hosts. These URIs are handled according to normal SIP processing rules, so thingsmechanisms like SRV can be used to do load balancing across a proxy farm. The domain also needs to ensure that a request for the UA sent to host1 or host2 is then sent across the appropriate flow to the UA. The domain might choose to use the Path header approach (as described in the next section) approachto store this internal routing information on host1 or host2. When a single server fails, all the UAs that have a flow through it will detect a flow failure and try to reconnect. This can cause large loads on the server. When large numbers of hosts reconnect nearly simultaneously, this is referred to as the avalanche restart problem, and is further discussed in Section 4.4.2. The multiple flows to many servers help reduce the load caused by the avalanche restart. If a UA has multiple flows, and one of the servers fails, it can delay some significantthe UA delays the specified time before trying to form a new connection to replace the flow to the server that failed. By spreading out the time used for all the UAs to reconnect to a server, the load on the server farm is reduced. 3.4When used in this fashion to achieve high reliability, the operator will need to configure DNS such that the various URIs in the outbound proxy set do not resolve to the same host. 3.4. Edge Proxies Some SIP deployments use edge proxies such that the UA sends the REGISTER to an Edge Proxy that then forwards the REGISTER to the Registrar. The Edge Proxy includes a Path header [RFC3327] so that when the registrar later forwards a request to this UA, the request is routed through the Edge Proxy. There could be a NAT or firewall between the UA and the Edge Proxy. +---------+ |Registrar| |Proxy | +---------+ / \ / \ / \ +-----+ +-----+ |Edge1| |Edge2| +-----+ +-----+ \ / \ / ----------------------------NAT/FW \ / \ / +------+ |User | |Agent | +------+ These systems can use effectively the same mechanism as described in the previous sections but need to use the Path header. When the Edge Proxy receives a registration, it needs to create an identifier value that is unique to this flow (and not a subsequent flow with the same addresses) and put this identifier in the Path header URI. This can be done by puttingidentifier has two purposes. First, it allows the value inEdge Proxy to map future requests back to the user portion ofcorrect flow. Second, because the identifier will only be returned if the user authentication with the registrar succeeds, it allows the Edge Proxy to indirectly check the user's authentication information via the registrar. The identifier SHOULD be placed in the user portion of a loose route in the pathPath header. If the registration succeeds, the Edge Proxy needs to map future requests that are routed to the identifier value from the Path header, to the associated flow. The term Edge Proxy is often used to refer to deployments where the Edge Proxy is in the same administrative domain as the Registrar. However, in this specification we use the term to refer to any proxy between the UA and the Registrar. For example the Edge Proxy may be inside an enterprise that requires its use and the registrar could be a service provider with no relationship to the enterprise. Regardless if they are in the same administrative domain, this specification requires that Registrars and Edge proxies support the Path header mechanism in RFC 3327 . 3.5 Keep Alive[RFC3327]. 3.5. Keepalive Technique A keep alivekeepalive mechanism needs to detect failure of a connection and changes to the NAT public mapping, as well as keeping any NAT bindings refreshed. This specification describes using STUN [I-D.ietf-behave-rfc3489bis] over the same flow as the SIP traffic to perform the keep alive.keepalive. For connection-oriented transports (e.g. TCP and TLS over TCP), the UAC MAY use TCP keep-aliveskeepalives to detect flow failure if the UAC can send these keep aliveskeepalives and detect a keep alivekeepalive failure according to the timeframestime frames described in Section 4.4. Note: when TCP is being used, it's natural to think of using TCP KEEPALIVE. Unfortunately, many operating systems and programming environments do not allow the keepalive time to be set on a per- connection basis. Thus, applications may not be able to set an appropriate time. For connection-less transports, a flow definition could change because a NAT device in the network path reboots and the resulting public IP address or port mapping for the UA changes. To detect this, requests are sent over the same flow that is being used for the SIP traffic. The proxy or registrar acts as a STUN server on the SIP signaling port. Note: The STUN mechanism is very robust and allows the detection of a changed IP address. Many other options were considered, but the SIP Working Group selected the STUN-based approach, since it works over any transport. Approaches using SIP requests were abandoned because to achieve the required performance, the server needs to deviate from the SIP specification in significant ways. This would result in many undesirable and non-deterministic behaviors in some environments. The TCP KEEP_ALIVE mechanism will not always work, since some operating systemsAnother approach considered to detect a changed flow was using OPTIONS messages and programming environments do not allowthe keep alive timerport parameter. Although the OPTIONS approach has the advantage of being backwards compatible, it also significantly increases the load on the proxy or registrar server. Related to this idea was an idea of creating a new SIP PING method that was like OPTIONS but faster. It would be set oncritical that this PING method did not violate the processing requirements of a per connection basis.proxies and UAS so it was never clear how it would be significantly faster than OPTIONS given it would still have to obey things like checking the Proxy-Require header. After considerable consideration the working group came to some consensus that the STUN approach was a better solution that these alternative designs. When the UA detects that a flow has failed or that the flow definition has changed, the UA needs to re-register and will use the back-off mechanism described in Section 4 to provide congestion relief when a large number of agents simultaneously reboot. 4. User Agent Mechanisms 4.14.1. Instance ID Creation Each UA MUST have an Instance IdentiferIdentifier URN that uniquely identifies the device. Usage of a URN provides a persistent and unique name for the UA instance. It also provides an easy way to guarantee uniqueness within the AOR. This URN MUST be persitantpersistent across power cylcescycles of the device. The Instance ID MUST NOT change as the device moves from one network to another. A UA SHOULD use a UUID URN .[RFC4122]. The UUID URN allows for non- centralized computation of a URN based on time, unique names (such as a MAC address), or a random number generator. A device like a soft-phone, when first installed, can generate a UUID [RFC4122] and then save this in persistent storage for all future use. For a device such as a hard phone, which will only ever have a single SIP UA present, the UUID can include the MAC address and be generated at any time because it is guaranteed that no other UUID is being generated at the same time on that physical device. This means the value of the time component of the UUID can be arbitrarily selected to be any time less than the time when the device was manufactured. A time of 0 (as shown in the example in Section 3.2) is perfectly legal as long as the device knows no other UUIDs were generated at this time. If a URN scheme other than UUID is used, the URN MUST be selected such that the instance can be certain that no other instance registering against the same AOR would choose the same URN value. An example of a URN that would not meet the requirements of this specification is the national bibliographic number .[RFC3188]. Since there is no clear relationship between a SIP UA instance and a URN in this namespace, there is no way a selection of a value can be performed that guarantees that another UA instance doesn't choose the same value. The UA SHOULD include a "sip.instance" media feature tag as a UA characteristic [RFC3840] in requests and responses. As described in ,[RFC3840], this media feature tag will be encoded in the Contact header field as the "+sip.instance" Contact header field parameter. The value of this parameter MUST be a URN .[RFC2141]. One case where a UA may not want to include the URN in the sip.instance media feature tag is when it is making an anoymousanonymous request or some other privacy concern requires that the UA not reveal its identity. RFC 3840 [RFC3840] defines equality rules for callee capabilities parameters, and according to that specification, the "sip.instance" media feature tag will be compared by case- sensitive string comparison. This means that the URN will be encapsulated by angle brackets ("<" and ">") when it is placed within the quoted string value of the +sip.instance Contact header field parameter. The case-sensitive matching rules apply only to the generic usages defined in RFC 3840 [RFC3840] and in the caller preferences specification .[RFC3841]. When the instance ID is used in this specification, it is effectively "extracted" from the value in the "sip.instance" media feature tag. Thus, equality comparisons are performed using the rules for URN equality that are specific to the scheme in the URN. If the element performing the comparisons does not understand the URN scheme, it performs the comparisons using the lexical equality rules defined in RFC 2141 .[RFC2141]. Lexical equality may result in two URNs being considered unequal when they are actually equal. In this specific usage of URNs, the only element which provides the URN is the SIP UA instance identified by that URN. As a result, the UA instance SHOULD provide lexically equivalent URNs in each registration it generates. This is likely to be normal behavior in any case; clients are not likely to modify the value of the instance ID so that it remains functionally equivalent yet lexigraphically different tofrom previous registrations. 4.24.2. Initial Registrations UAs are configured withobtain at configuration time one or more SIP URIs representing the default outbound-proxy-set. TheThis specification assumes the set is determined via any of a number of configuration butmechanisms and future specifications may define otheradditional mechanisms such as using DNS to discover this set. How the UA is configured is outside the scope of this specification. However, a UA MUST support sets with at least two outbound proxy URIs (primary and backup)and SHOULD support sets with up to four URIs. For each outbound proxy URI in the set, the UA MUST send a REGISTER in the normal way using this URI as the default outbound proxy. Forming the route set for the request is outside the scope of this document, but typically results in sending the REGISTER such that the topmost Route header field contains a loose route to the outbound proxy URI. Other issues related to outbound route construction are discussed in .[I-D.rosenberg-sip-route-construct]. Registration requests, other than those described in Section 4.2.1, MUST include thean instance-id media feature tag as specified in Section 4.1. These ordinary registration requests MUST also add a distinct reg-id parameter to the Contact header field. Each one of these registrations will form a new flow from the UA to the proxy. The reg-id sequence does not have to be sequential but MUST be exactly the same reg-id sequence each time the device power cycles or reboots so that the reg-id values will collide with the previously used reg-id values. This is so the proxy can realize that the older registrations are probably not useful. The UAC MUST indicate that it supports the Path header [RFC3327] mechanism, by including the 'path' option-tag in a Supported header field value in its REGISTER requests. Other than optionally examining the Path vector in the response, this is all that is required of the UAC to support Path. The UAC MAY examine successful registrations for the presence of an 'outbound' option-tag in a Supported header field value. Presence of this option-tag indicates that the registrar is compliant with this specification. Note that the UA needs to honor 503 responses to registrations as described in RFC 3261 and RFC 3263 .[RFC3263]. In particular, implementors should note that when receiving a 503 response with a Retry-After header field, the UA should wait the indicated amount of time and retry the registration. A Retry-After header field value of 0 is valid and indicates the UA should retry the REGISTER immediately. Implementations need to ensure that when retrying the REGISTER they revisit the DNS resolution results such that the UA can select an alternate host from the one chosen the previous time the URI was resolved. 22.214.171.124.1. Registration by Other Instances A User Agent MUST NOT include an instance-id ora reg-id header parameter in the Contact header field of a registration if the registering UA is not the same instance as the UA referred to by the target Contact header field. (This practice is occasionally used to install forwarding policy into registrars.) Note that a UAC also MUST NOT include an instance-id or reg-id parameter in a request to deregisterunregister all Contacts (a single Contact header field value with the value of "*"). 4.34.3. Sending Requests As described in Section 4.1, all requests need to include the instance-id media feature tag unless privacy concerns require otherwise. 4.3.1 Selecting the First HopWhen ana UA is about to send a request, it first performs normal processing to select the next hop URI. The UA can use a variety of techniques to compute the route set and accordingly the next hop URI. Discussion of these techniques is outside the scope of this document but could include mechanisms specified in RFC 3608 [RFC3608] (Service Route) and . 4.3.2 Forming Flows[I-D.rosenberg-sip-route-construct]. The UA performs normal DNS resolution on the next hop URI (as described in RFC 3263 )[RFC3263]) to find a protocol, IP address, and port. For non TLSnon-TLS protocols, if the UA has an existing flow to this IP address, and port with the correct protocol, then the UA MUST use the existing connection. For TLS protocols, the existing flow is only used if, in addition to matching the IP address, port, and protocol,there must also be a match between the host production in the next hop URI MUST matchand one of the URIs contained in the subjectAltName in the peer certificate. If the UA cannot use one of the existing flows, then it SHOULD form a new flow by sending a datagram or opening a new connection to the next hop, as appropriate for the transport protocol. 4.44.4. Detecting Flow Failure The UA needs to detect when a specific flow fails. The UA actively tries to detect failure by periodically sending keepalive messages using one of the techniques described in this section. If a flow has failed, the UA follows the procedures in Section 4.2 to form a new flow to replace the failed one. The UA proactively tries to detect failure by periodically sending keep alive messages using one of the techniques described in this section. Thetime between keep alivekeepalive requests when using UDP basedUDP-based transports SHOULD be a random number between 24 and 29 seconds while for TCPTCP- based transports it SHOULD be a random number between 95 and 120 seconds. These times MAY be configurable. o Note on selection of time values: For UDP, the upper bound of 29 seconds was selected so that multiple STUN packets could be sent before 30 seconds based on information that many NATs have UDP timeouts as low as 30 seconds. The 24 second lower bound was selected so that after 10 minutes the jitter introduced by different timers will make the keep alivekeepalive requests unsynchronized to evenly spread the load on the servers. For TCP, the 120 seconds upper bound was chosen based on the idea that for a good user experience, failures should be detected in this amount of time and a new connection set up. Operators that wish to change the relationship between load on servers and the expected time that a user may not receive inbound communications will probably adjust this time. The 95 seconds lower bound was chosen so that the jitter introduced will result in a relatively even load on the servers after 30 minutes. 4.4.1 Keep Alive4.4.1. Keepalive with STUN User Agents that form flows MUST check if the configured URI they are connecting to has a 'keepalive' URI parameter (defined in Section 10) with the value of 'stun'. If the parameter is present, the UA needs to periodically perform keep alivekeepalive checks by sending a STUN [I-D.ietf- behave-rfc3489bis] Binding Requests over the flow. If the XOR-MAPPED-ADDRESS in the STUN Binding Response changes, the UA MUST treat this event as a failure on the flow. 126.96.36.199.2. Flow Recovery When a flow to a particular URI in the outbound-proxy-set fails, the UA needs to form a new flow to replace the old flow and replace any registrations that were previously sent over this flow. Each new registration MUST have the same reg-id as the registration it replaces. This is done in much the same way as forming a brand new flow as described in Section 4.3.2;4.2; however, if there is a failure in forming this flow, the UA needs to wait a certain amount of time before retrying to form a flow to this particular next hop. The time to wait is computed in the following way. If all of the flows to every URI in the outbound proxy set have failed, the base time is set to 30 seconds; otherwise, in the case where at least one of the flows has not failed, the base time is set to 90 seconds. The wait time is computed by taking two raised to the power of the number of consecutive registration failures for that URI, and multiplying this by the base time, up to a maximum of 1800 seconds. wait-time = min( 1800,max-time, (base-time * (2 ^ consecutive-failures))) These three times MAY be configurable in the UA. The three times are theare: o max-time with a default of 1800 seconds, theseconds o base-time-all-fail with a default of 30 seconds, and theseconds o base-time-not-failed with a default of 60 seconds.90 seconds For exampleexample, if the base time was 30 seconds, and there had been three failures, then the wait time would be min(1800,30*(2^3)) or 240 seconds. The delay time is computed by selecting a uniform random time between 50 and 100 percent of the wait time. The UA MUST wait for the value of the delay time before trying another registration to form a new flow for that URI. To be explicitly clear on the boundary conditions: when the UA boots it immediately tries to register. If this fails and no registration on other flows succeed, the first retry happens somewhere between 30 and 60 seconds after the failure of the first registration request. If the number of consecutive-failures is large enough that the maximum of 1800 seconds is reached, the UA will keep trying forever with a random time between 900 and 1800 seconds between the attempts. 5. Edge Proxy Mechanisms 5.15.1. Processing Register Requests When an Edge Proxy receives a registration request with a sip.instance media feature tagreg-id header parameter in the Contact header field, it MUST form a flow identifier token that is unique to this network flow. The Edge Proxy MUST insert this token into a URI referring to this proxy and place this URI into a Path header field as described in RFC 3327 .[RFC3327]. The token MAY be placed in the userpart of the URI. 5.25.2. Generating Flow Tokens A trivial but impractical way to satisfy the flow token requirement in Section 5.1 involves storing a mapping between an incrementing counter and the connection information; however this would require the Edge Proxy to keep an impractical amount of state. It is unclear when this state could be removed and the approach would have problems if the proxy crashed and lost the value of the counter. Two stateless examples are provided below. A proxy can use any algorithm it wants as long as the flow token is unique to a flow, the flow can be recovered from the token, and the token can not be modified by attackers. Algorithm 1: The proxy generates a flow token for connection-oriented transports by concatenating the file descriptor (or equivalent) with the NTP time the connection was created, and base64 encoding the result. This results in an identifier approximately 16 octet identifier.octets long. The proxy generates a flow token for UDP by concatenating the file descriptor and the remote IP address and port, then base64 encoding the result. (No NTP time is needed for UDP.) This algorithm MUST NOT be used unless all messages between the Edge proxy and Registrar use a SIPS protected transport. If the SIPS level of integrity protection is not available, an attacker can hijack another user's calls. Algorithm 2: When the proxy boots it selects a 20 byte20-octet crypto random key called K that only the Edge Proxy knows. A byte array, called S, is formed that contains the following information about the flow the request was received on: an enumeration indicating the protocol, the local IP address and port, the remote IP address and port. The HMAC of S is computed using the key K and the HMAC- SHA1-80 algorithm, as defined in .[RFC2104]. The concatenation of the HMAC and S are base64 encoded, as defined in ,[RFC3548], and used as the flow identifier. When using IPv4 addresses, this will result in a 32 octet32-octet identifier. 5.35.3. Forwarding Requests When the Edge Proxy receives a request, it applies normal routing procedures with the following addition. If the Edge Proxy receives a request over a flow already represented in a flow token in the top- most Route header field value, the Edge Proxy pops the Route header and continues processing the request. Otherwise, if the top-most Route header refers to the Edge Proxy and contains a valid flow identifier token created by this proxy, the proxy MUST forward the request over the flow that received the REGISTER request that caused the flow identifier token to be created. For connection-oriented transports, if the flow no longer exists the proxy SHOULD send a 410 response to the request. The advantage to a stateless approach to managing the flow information is that there is no state on the edge proxyEdge Proxy that requires clean up or that has to be synchronized with the registrar. Proxies which used one of the two algorithms described in this document to form a flow token follow the procedures below to determine the correct flow. Algorithm 1: The proxy base64 decodes the user part of the Route header. For TCP,a TCP-based transport, if a connection specified by the file descriptor is present and the creation time of the file descriptor matches the creation time encoded in the Route header, the proxy forwards the request over that connection. For UDP,a UDP- based transport, the proxy forwards the request from the encoded file descriptor to the source IP address and port. Algorithm 2: To decode the flow tokentoken, take the flow identifier in the user portion of the URI,URI and base64 decode it, then verify the HMAC is correct by recomputing the HMAC and checking it matches. If the HMAC is not correct, the proxy SHOULD send a 403 response. If the HMAC wasis correct then the proxy shouldSHOULD forward the request on the flow that was specified by the information in the flow identifier. If this flow no longer exists, the proxy SHOULD send a 410 response to the request. Note that this specification needs mid-dialog requests to be routed over the same flow but techniques to ensure that mid-dialog requests are routed over an existing flow are out of scope and thereforenot part of this specification. However, an approach such as having the Edge Proxy Record-Route with a flow token is one way to ensure that mid-dialog requests are routed over the correct flow. 6. Registrar and Location Server Mechanisms 6.16.1. Processing RegisterREGISTER Requests This specification updates the definition of a binding in RFC 3261 [RFC3261] Section 10 and RFC 3327 [RFC3327] Section 5.3. When no instance-idreg-id header parameter is present in a Contact header field value in a REGISTER request, the corresponding binding is still between an AOR and the URI from that Contact header field value. When an instance-ida reg-id header parameter is present in a Contact header field value in a REGISTER request, the corresponding binding is between an AOR and the combination of instance-id and reg-id. For a binding with an instance-id, the registrar still stores the Contact header field value URI with the binding, but does not consider the Contact URI for comparison purposes (the Contact URI is not part of the "key" for the binding).purposes. The registrar MUST be prepared to receive, simultaneously for the same AOR, some registrations that use instance-id and reg-id and some registrations that do not. Registrars which implement this specification,specification MUST support the Path header mechanism .[RFC3327]. In addition to the normal information stored in the binding record, some additional information MUST be stored for any registration that contains a reg-id header parameter in the Contact header field value. The registrar MUST store enough information to uniquely identify the network flow over which the request arrived. For common operating systems with TCP, this would typically just be the file descriptor. For common operating systems with UDP this would typically be the file descriptor for the local socket that received the request, the local interface, and the IP address and port number of the remote side that sent the request. The registrar MUST also store all the Contact header field information including the reg-id and instance-id parameters and SHOULD also store the time at which the binding was last updated. If a Path header field is present, RFC 3327 [RFC3327] requires the registrar to store this information as well. If the registrar receives a re- registration,re-registration, it MUST update the information that uniquely identifies the network flow over which the request arrived and SHOULD update the time the binding was last updated. The Registrar MUST include the 'outbound' option-tag (defined in Section (Section 10.1)) in a Supported header field value in its responses to REGISTER requests. The Registrar MAY be configured with local policy to reject any registrations that do not include the instance-id and reg-id to eliminate the amplification attack described in .reg-id. Note that the requirements in this section applies to both REGISTER requests received from an Edge Proxy as well as requests received directly from the UAC. 6.26.2. Forwarding Requests When a proxy uses the location service to look up a registration binding and then proxies a request to a particular contact, it selects a contact to use normally, with a few additional rules: o The proxy MUST NOT populate the target set with more than one contact with the same AOR and instance-id at a time. If a request for a particular AOR and instance-id fails with a 410 response, the proxy SHOULD replace the failed branch with another target (if one is available) with the same AOR and instance-id, but a different reg-id. o If two bindings have the same instance-id and reg-id, the proxy SHOULD prefer the contact that was most recently updated. The proxy uses normal forwarding rules looking at the Routenext-hop target of the message and the value of any stored Path header field vector in the registration binding to decide how to forward the request and populate the Route header in the request. Additionally, when the proxy forwards a request to a binding that contains a reg-id, the proxy MUST send the request over the same network flow that was saved with the binding. This means that for TCP, the request MUST be sent on the same TCP socket that received the REGISTER request. For UDP, the request MUST be sent from the same local IP address and port over which the registration was received, to the same IP address and port from which the REGISTER was received. If a proxy or registrar receives information from the network that indicates that no future messages will be delivered on a specific flow, then the proxy MUST invalidate all the bindings that use that flow (regardless of AOR). Examples of this are a TCP socket closing or receiving a destination unreachable ICMP error on a UDP flow. Similarly, if a proxy closes a file descriptor, it MUST invalidate all the bindings with flows that use that file descriptor. 7. Mechanisms for All Servers (Proxys, Registars, UAS) AUASs) Any SIP device that receives SIP messages directly from a UA needs to behave as specified in this section. Such devices would generally include a Registrar and an Edge Proxy, as they both receive registerREGISTER requests directly from a UA. 7.17.1. STUN Processing This document defines a new STUN usage for inbandconnectivity checks. The only STUN messages required by this usage are Binding Requests, Binding Responses, and Error Responses. The UAC sends Binding Requests over the same UDP flow, TCP connection, or TLS channel used for sending SIP messages, once a SIP registration has been successfully processed on that flow. These Binding Requests do not require any STUN attributes. The UAS responds to a valid Binding Request with a Binding Response which MUST include the XOR-MAPPED- ADDRESS attribute. After a successful STUN response is received over TCP or TLS over TCP, the underlying TCP connection is left in the active state. If the server receives SIP requests on a given interface and port, it MUST also provide a limited version of a STUN server on the same interface and port. Specifically it MUST be capable of receiving and responding to STUN Binding Requests. It is easy to distinguish STUN and SIP packets because the first octet of a STUN packet has a value of 0 or 1 while the first octet of a SIP message is never a 0 or 1. When a URI is created that refers to a SIP device that supports STUN as described in this section, the 'keepalive' URI parameter, as defined in Section 10 MUST be added to the URI, with a value of 'stun'. This allows a UA to inspect the URI to decide if it should attempt to send STUN requests to this location. The 'keepalive' tag typically would be present in the URI in the Route header field value of a REGISTER request and not be in the Request URI. 8. Example Message Flow The following call flow shows a basic registration and an incoming call. Part way through the call,At some point, the flow to the Primary proxy is lost. The BYE message for the call is rerouted toAn incoming INVITE tries to reach the callee viaCallee through the Backup proxy. When connectivity toPrimary flow, but receives an ICMP Unreachable message. The Caller retries using the primary proxy is established,Secondary Edge Proxy, which uses a separate flow. Later, after the Primary reboots, The Callee registers again to replacediscovers the lostflow as shown in message 15.failure and reestablishes a new flow to the Primary. [-----example.com domain -------------------] Caller BackupSecondary Primary Callee | | | (1) REGISTER | | | |<-----------------| | | |(2) 200 OK | | | |----------------->| | | | (3) REGISTER | | |<------------------------------------| | |(4) 200 OK | | | |------------------------------------>| | | | | | | CRASH X | |(5) INVITE | | | |----------------------------------->| | |(6) ICMP Unreachable | | |<-----------------------------------| | |(6)|(7) INVITE | | | |----------------->||---------------->| | | | (7) 200 OK|(8) INVITE | | | |<-----------------||------------------------------------>| | |(9) 200 OK | | | (8)|<------------------------------------| |(10) 200 OK | | |<-----------------------------------|| |(9)|<----------------| | | |(11) ACK | | | |----------------------------------->||---------------->| | | | |(10)|(12) ACK | | | |----------------->||------------------------------------>| | | CRASH X| |(11) BYE| | |---------------->|| REBOOT | | (12) BYE| | |------------------------------------>||(13) REGISTER | | (13) 200 OK| |<-----------------| | |<------------------------------------|| (14)|(14) 200 OK | | |<----------------| REBOOT| |----------------->| | | | | (15) REGISTER|(15) BYE | | | |<-----------------||---------------->| | | | | (16) BYE | | | |------------------------------------>| | | |(16)| (17) 200 OK | | |<------------------------------------| | (18) 200 OK | | | |<----------------| | | | | | | |----------------->|This call flow assumes that the Callee has been configured with a proxy set that consists of "sip: primary.example.com;lr;keepalive=stun" and "sip: backup.example.com;lr;keepalive=stun".secondary.example.com;lr;keepalive=stun". The Callee REGISTER in message (1) looks like: REGISTER sip:example.com SIP/2.0 Via: SIP/2.0/UDP 10.0.1.1;branch=z9hG4bKnashds7192.0.2.1;branch=z9hG4bKnashds7 Max-Forwards: 70 From: Callee <sip:email@example.com>;tag=a73kszlfl<sip:firstname.lastname@example.org>;tag=7F94778B653B To: Callee <sip:email@example.com> Call-ID: 1j9FpLxk3uxtm8tn@10.0.1.116CB75F21C70 CSeq: 1 REGISTER Supported: path Route: <sip:primary.example.com;lr;keepalive=stun> Contact: <sip:firstname.lastname@example.org><sip:email@example.com> ;+sip.instance="<urn:uuid:0C67446E-F1A1-11D9-94D3-000A95A0E128>" ;reg-id=1 Content-Length: 0 In the message, note that the Route is set and the Contact header field value contains the instance-id and reg-id. The response to the REGISTER in message (2) would look like: SIP/2.0 200 OK Via: SIP/2.0/UDP 10.0.1.1;branch=z9hG4bKnashds7192.0.2.1;branch=z9hG4bKnashds7 From: Callee <sip:firstname.lastname@example.org>;tag=a73kszlfl<sip:email@example.com>;tag=7F94778B653B To: Callee <sip:firstname.lastname@example.org> ;tag=b88sn<sip:email@example.com>;tag=6AF99445E44A Call-ID: 1j9FpLxk3uxtm8tn@10.0.1.116CB75F21C70 CSeq: 1 REGISTER Supported: outbound Contact: <sip:firstname.lastname@example.org><sip:email@example.com> ;+sip.instance="<urn:uuid:0C67446E-F1A1-11D9-94D3-000A95A0E128>" ;reg-id=1 ;expires=3600 Content-Length: 0 The second registration in message 3 and 4 are similar other than the Call-ID has changed, the reg-id is 2, and the route is set to the backupsecondary instead of the primary. They look like: REGISTER sip:example.com SIP/2.0 Via: SIP/2.0/UDP 10.0.1.1;branch=z9hG4bKnashds7192.0.2.1;branch=z9hG4bKnqr9bym Max-Forwards: 70 From: Callee <sip:firstname.lastname@example.org>;tag=a73kszlfl<sip:email@example.com>;tag=755285EABDE2 To: Callee <sip:firstname.lastname@example.org> Call-ID: 1j9FpLxk3uxtm8tnemail@example.comE05133BD26DD CSeq: 1 REGISTER Supported: path Route: <sip:backup.example.com;lr;keepalive=stun><sip:secondary.example.com;lr;keepalive=stun> Contact: <sip:firstname.lastname@example.org><sip:email@example.com> ;+sip.instance="<urn:uuid:0C67446E-F1A1-11D9-94D3-000A95A0E128>" ;reg-id=2 Content-Length: 0 SIP/2.0 200 OK Via: SIP/2.0/UDP 10.0.1.1;branch=z9hG4bKnashds7192.0.2.1;branch=z9hG4bKnqr9bym From: Callee <sip:firstname.lastname@example.org>;tag=a73kszlfl<sip:email@example.com>;tag=755285EABDE2 To: Callee <sip:firstname.lastname@example.org> ;tag=b88sn<sip:email@example.com>;tag=49A9AD0B3F6A Call-ID: 1j9FpLxk3uxtm8tnfirstname.lastname@example.orgE05133BD26DD Supported: outbound CSeq: 1 REGISTER Contact: <sip:email@example.com><sip:firstname.lastname@example.org> ;+sip.instance="<urn:uuid:0C67446E-F1A1-11D9-94D3-000A95A0E128>" ;reg-id=1 ;expires=3600 Contact: <sip:email@example.com><sip:firstname.lastname@example.org> ;+sip.instance="<urn:uuid:0C67446E-F1A1-11D9-94D3-000A95A0E128>" ;reg-id=2 ;expires=3600 Content-Length: 0 The messages in the call flow are very normal. The only interesting thing to note is that the INVITE in message 68 contains the followinga Record-Route header field: Record-Route: <sip:example.com;lr> Message 11 seems seams strange in that it goes to the backup instead of the primary. The Caller actually sends the message to the domain of the callee to a host (primary or backup) that is currently available. How the domain does this is an implementation detail up tofor the domain and not part of this specification.Secondary proxy, with its flow token. Record-Route: <sip:PQPbqQE+Ynf+tzRPD27lU6uxkjQ8LLUG@secondary.example.com;lr> The registrations in message 1513 and 1614 are the same as message 1 and 2 other than the Call-ID hasand tags have changed. Because these messages will contain the same instance-id and reg-id as those in 1 and 2, this flow will partially supersede that for messages 1 and 2 and will be tried first by Primary. 9. Grammar This specification defines new Contact header field parameters, reg-id and +sip.instance. The grammar includes the definitions from RFC 3261 [RFC3261] and includes the definition of uric from RFC 2396 .[RFC2396]. Note: The "=/" syntax used in this ABNF indicates an extension of the production on the left hand side. The ABNFABNF[RFC4234] is: contact-params = c-p-q / c-p-expires / c-p-flow=/ c-p-reg / c-p-instance / contact-extension c-p-flowc-p-reg = "reg-id" EQUAL 1*DIGIT ; 1 to 2**31 c-p-instance = "+sip.instance" EQUAL LDQUOT "<" instance-val ">" RDQUOT instance-val = *uric ; defined in RFC 2396 The value of the reg-id MUST NOT be 0 and MUST be less than 2**31. 10. IANA Considerations 10.110.1. Contact Header Field This specification defines a new Contact header field parameter called reg-id in the "Header Field Parameters and Parameter Values" sub-registry as per the registry created by  .[RFC3968]. The required information is: Header Field Parameter Name Predefined Reference Values ____________________________________________________________________ Contact reg-id Yes [RFC AAAA] [NOTE TO RFC Editor: Please replace AAAA with the RFC number of this specification.] 10.210.2. SIP/SIPS URI ParamtersParameters This specification arguments the "SIP/SIPS URI Parameters" sub- registry as per the registry created by  .[RFC3969]. The required information is: Parameter Name Predefined Values Reference ____________________________________________ keealivekeepalive stun [RFC AAAA] [NOTE TO RFC Editor: Please replace AAAA with the RFC number of this specification.] 10.310.3. SIP Option Tag This specification registers a new SIP option tag, as per the guidelines in Section 27.1 of RFC 3261. Name: outbound Description: This option-tag is used to identify Registrars which support extensions for Client Initiated Connections. A Registrar places this option-tag in a Supported header to communicate to the registering User Agentthe RegistrarsRegistrar's support for this extension. 10.4extension to the registering User Agent. 10.4. Media Feature Tag This section registers a new media feature tag, per the procedures defined in RFC 2506 .[RFC2506]. The tag is placed into the sip tree, which is defined in RFC 3840 .[RFC3840]. Media feature tag name: sip.instance ASN.1 Identifier: New assignment by IANA. Summary of the media feature indicated by this tag: This feature tag contains a string containing a URN that indicates a unique identifier associated with the UA instance registering the Contact. Values appropriate for use with this feature tag: String. The feature tag is intended primarily for use in the following applications, protocols, services, or negotiation mechanisms: This feature tag is most useful in a communications application, for describing the capabilities of a device, such as a phone or PDA. Examples of typical use: Routing a call to a specific device. Related standards or documents: RFC XXXX [[Note to IANA: Please replace XXXX with the RFC number of this specification.]] Security Considerations: This media feature tag can be used in ways which affect application behaviors. For example, the SIP caller preferences extension [RFC3841] allows for call routing decisions to be based on the values of these parameters. Therefore, if an attacker can modify the values of this tag, they may be able to affect the behavior of applications. As a result, applications which utilize this media feature tag SHOULD provide a means for ensuring its integrity. Similarly, this feature tag should only be trusted as valid when it comes from the user or user agent described by the tag. As a result, protocols for conveying this feature tag SHOULD provide a mechanism for guaranteeing authenticity. 11. Security Considerations One of the key security concerns in this work is making sure that an attacker cannot hijack the sessions of a valid user and cause all calls destined to that user to be sent to the attacker. The simple case is when there are no edge proxies. In this case, the only time an entry can be added to the routing for a given AOR is when the registration succeeds. SIP already protects against attackers being able to successfully register, and this scheme relies on that security. Some implementers have considered the idea of just saving the instance-id without relating it to the AOR with which it registered. This idea will not work because an attacker's UA can impersonate a valid user's instance-id and hijack that user's calls. The more complex case involves one or more edge proxies. When a UA sends a REGISTER request through an Edge Proxy on to the registrar, the Edge Proxy inserts a Path header field value. If the registration is successfully authenticated, the proxyregistrar stores the value of the Path header field. Later when the registrar forwards a request destined for the UA, it copies the stored value of the Path header field into the routeRoute header field of the request and forwards the request to the Edge Proxy. The only time an Edge Proxy will route over a particular flow is when it has received a routeRoute header that has the flow identifier information that it has created. An incoming request would have gotten this information from the registrar. The registrar will only save this information for a given AOR if the registration for the AOR has been successful; and the registration will only be successful if the UA can correctly authenticate. Even if an attacker has spoofed some bad information in the pathPath header sent to the registrar, the attacker will not be able to get the registrar to accept this information for an AOR that does not belong to the attacker. The registrar will not hand out this bad information to others, and others will not be misled into contacting the attacker. 12. Requirements This specification was developed to meet the following requirements: 1. Must be able to detect that a UA supports these mechanisms. 2. Support UAs behind NATs. 3. Support TLS to a UA without a stable DNS name or IP address. 4. Detect failure of a connection and be able to correct for this. 5. Support many UAs simultaneously rebooting. 6. Support a NAT rebooting or resetting. 7. Minimize initial startup load on a proxy. 8. Support architectures with edge proxies. 13. Changes Note to RFC Editor: Please remove this whole section. 13.113.1. Changes from 03 Version Added non-normative text motivating STUN vs. SIP PING, OPTIONS, and Double CRLF. Added discussion about why TCP Keepalives are not always available. Explained more clearly that outbound-proxy-set can be "configured" using any current or future, manual or automatic configuration/ discovery mechanism. Added a sentence which prevents an Edge Proxy from forwarding back over the flow over which the request is received if the request happens to contain a flow token for that flow. This was an oversight. Updated example message flow to show a failover example using a new dialog-creating request instead of a mid-dialog request. The old scenario was leftover from before the outbound/gruu reorganization. Fixed tags, Call-IDs, and branch parameters in the example messages. Made the ABNF use the "=/" production extension mechanism recommended by Bill Fenner. Added a table in an appendix expanding the default flow recovery timers. Incorporated numerous clarifications and rewordings for better comprehension. Fixed many typos and spelling misteaks. 13.2. Changes from 02 Version Removed Double CRLF Keepalive Changed ;sip-stun syntax to ;keepalive=stun Fixed incorrect text about TCP keepalives. 13.213.3. Changes from 01 Version Moved definition of instance-id from GRUUGRUU[I-D.ietf-sip-gruu] draft to this draft. Added tentative text about Double CRLF Keep AliveKeepalive Removed pin-route stuff Changed the name of "flow-id" to "reg-id" Reorganized document flow Described the use of STUN as a proper STUN usage Added 'outbound' option-tag to detect if registrar supports outbound 13.313.4. Changes from 00 Version Moved TCP keep alivekeepalive to be STUN. Allowed SUBSCRIBE to create flow mappings. Added pin-route option tags to support this. Added text about updating dialog state on each usage after a connection failure. 14. Acknowledgments Jonathan Rosenberg provided many comments and useful text. Dave Oran came up with the idea of using the most recent registration first in the proxy. Alan Hawrylyshen co-authored the draft that formed the initial text of this specification. Additionally, many of the concepts here originated at a connection reuse meeting at IETF 60 that included the authors, Jon Peterson, Jonathan Rosenberg, Alan Hawrylyshen, and Paul Kyzivat. The TCP design team consisting of Chris Boulton, Scott Lawrence, Rajnish Jain, Vijay K. Gurbani, and Ganesh Jayadevan provided input and text. Nils Ohlmeier provided many fixes and initial implementation experience. In addition, thanks to the following folks for useful comments: Francois Audet, Flemming Andreasen, Mike Hammer, Dan Wing, Srivatsa Srinivasan, Dale Worely, Juha Heinanen, Eric Rescorla, and Lyndsay Campbell. 15. References 15.1 Normative References  Holtman, K., Mutz, A., and T. Hardie, "Media Feature TagAppendix A. Default Flow Registration Procedure", BCP 31, RFC 2506, March 1999.  Rosenberg, J., Schulzrinne, H., and P. Kyzivat, "Caller PreferencesBackoff Times The base-time used for the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)", RFC 3841, August 2004.  Moats, R., "URN Syntax", RFC 2141, May 1997.  Bradner, S., "Key words for useflow re-registration backoff times described in RFCsSection 4.4.2 are configurable. If the base-time-all- fail value is set to Indicate Requirement Levels", BCP 14, RFC 2119, March 1997.  Rosenberg, J., Schulzrinne, H., Camarillo, G., Johnston, A., Peterson, J., Sparks, R., Handley, M., and E. Schooler, "SIP: Session Initiation Protocol", RFC 3261, June 2002.  Rosenberg, J. and H. Schulzrinne, "Session Initiation Protocol (SIP): Locating SIP Servers", RFC 3263, June 2002.  Rosenberg, J., "Simple Traversalthe default of 30 seconds and the base-time-not- failed value is set to the default of 90 seconds, the following table shows the resulting delay values. +-------------------+--------------------+--------------------+ | # of reg failures | all flows unusable | >1 non-failed flow | +-------------------+--------------------+--------------------+ | 0 | 0 secs | 0 secs | | 1 | 30-60 secs | 90-180 secs | | 2 | 1-2 mins | 3-6 mins | | 3 | 2-4 mins | 6-12 mins | | 4 | 4-8 mins | 12-24 mins | | 5 | 8-16 mins | 15-30 mins | | 6 or more | 15-30 mins | 15-30 mins | +-------------------+--------------------+--------------------+ 15. References 15.1. Normative References [I-D.ietf-behave-rfc3489bis] Rosenberg, J., "Simple Traversal of UDP Through Network Address Translators (NAT) (STUN)", draft-ietf-behave-rfc3489bis-02 (work in progress), July 2005.  Crocker, D. and P. Overell, "Augmented BNF[RFC2119] Bradner, S., "Key words for Syntax Specifications: ABNF",use in RFCs to Indicate Requirement Levels", BCP 14, RFC 2234, November2119, March 1997.  Leach, P., Mealling, M., and R. Salz, "A Universally Unique IDentifier (UUID) URN Namespace", RFC 4122, July 2005.  Rosenberg, J., Schulzrinne, H., and P. Kyzivat, "Indicating User Agent Capabilities in the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)",[RFC2141] Moats, R., "URN Syntax", RFC 3840, August 2004. 2141, May 1997. [RFC2396] Berners-Lee, T., Fielding, R., and L. Masinter, "Uniform Resource Identifiers (URI): Generic Syntax", RFC 2396, August 1998. [RFC2506] Holtman, K., Mutz, A., and T. Hardie, "Media Feature Tag Registration Procedure", BCP 31, RFC 2506, March 1999. [RFC3261] Rosenberg, J., Schulzrinne, H., Camarillo, G., Johnston, A., Peterson, J., Sparks, R., Handley, M., and E. Schooler, "SIP: Session Initiation Protocol", RFC 3261, June 2002. [RFC3263] Rosenberg, J. and H. Schulzrinne, "Session Initiation Protocol (SIP): Locating SIP Servers", RFC 3263, June 2002. [RFC3327] Willis, D. and B. Hoeneisen, "Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) Extension Header Field for Registering Non-Adjacent Contacts", RFC 3327, December 2002. [RFC3840] Rosenberg, J., Schulzrinne, H., and P. Kyzivat, "Indicating User Agent Capabilities in the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)", RFC 3840, August 2004. [RFC3841] Rosenberg, J., Schulzrinne, H., and P. Kyzivat, "Caller Preferences for the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)", RFC 3841, August 2004. [RFC3968] Camarillo, G., "The Internet Assigned Number Authority (IANA) Header Field Parameter Registry for the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)", BCP 98, RFC 3968, December 2004. [RFC3969] Camarillo, G., "The Internet Assigned Number Authority (IANA) Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) Parameter Registry for the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)", BCP 99, RFC 3969, December 2004. 15.2 Informative References  Hakala, J., "Using National Bibliography Numbers as Uniform Resource Names", RFC 3188, October 2001.  Krawczyk, H., Bellare,[RFC4122] Leach, P., Mealling, M., and R. Canetti, "HMAC: Keyed-HashingSalz, "A Universally Unique IDentifier (UUID) URN Namespace", RFC 4122, July 2005. [RFC4234] Crocker, D. and P. Overell, "Augmented BNF for Message Authentication",Syntax Specifications: ABNF", RFC 2104, February 1997. 4234, October 2005. 15.2. Informative References [I-D.ietf-sip-gruu] Rosenberg, J., "Obtaining and Using Globally Routable User Agent (UA) URIs (GRUU) in the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)", draft-ietf-sip-gruu-04 (work in progress), July 2005.  Josefsson, S., "The Base16, Base32, and Base64 Data Encodings", RFC 3548, July 2003.  Lawrence, S., Hawrylyshen, A., and R. Sparks, "Problems with Max-Forwards Processing (and Potential Solutions)", October 2005. [I-D.ietf-sipping-config-framework] Petrie, D., "A Framework for Session Initiation Protocol User Agent Profile Delivery", draft-ietf-sipping-config-framework-08 (work in progress), Mar 2006. [I-D.rosenberg-sip-route-construct] Rosenberg, J., "Clarifying Construction of the Route Header Field in the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)", draft-rosenberg-sip-route-construct-00 (work in progress), July 2005. [RFC2104] Krawczyk, H., Bellare, M., and R. Canetti, "HMAC: Keyed- Hashing for Message Authentication", RFC 2104, February 1997. [RFC3188] Hakala, J., "Using National Bibliography Numbers as Uniform Resource Names", RFC 3188, October 2001. [RFC3548] Josefsson, S., "The Base16, Base32, and Base64 Data Encodings", RFC 3548, July 2003. [RFC3608] Willis, D. and B. 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