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1 Non-200 response to PRACK (Due to rejected SDP offer or other reasons) Christer Holmberg

2 PROBLEM Currently RFC 3262 more or less assumes that a PRACK will be responded to using the 200 OK response code SDP offer received in PRACK cannot be rejected using a 4xx response code –Recommendation that only unrejectable SDP offers are sent in PRACK One cannot assume that a PRACK will not be rejected, because of SDP offer rejection or some other reason

3 PREVIOUSLY IN IETF Agreement that it shall be allowed to send a non-200 response to PRACK –488 response to reject SDP offer

4 OPEN ISSUE Does a non-200 response cease the retransmission of the reliable 18x response associated with the PRACK? Issue if non-200 ceases retransmission: –PRACK may be rejected by intermediate, which means that retransmission of reliable 18x responses from the UAS will continue Issue if non-200 does not cease retransmission: –Text in RFC 3262 seems to assume that retransmission will always be ceased Retransmission is ceased when the PRACK is received, before it is known what the response code will be

5 PROPOSAL Clarify that a non-200 response does not cease retransmission of the reliable provisional response associated with the PRACK.

6 Use cases for Problems with SDP Offer in first reliable provisional response Sanjay Sinha Christer Holmberg

7 PROBLEM RFC 3262 Offer/Answer rule: For INVITE without SDP offer, first reliable provisional response MUST contain SDP offer.

8 PROBLEM USE-CASE 1: SIP-H323 Call Setup with Slowstart Media capabilities of H.323 endpoint is not known until OpenLogicalChannelAck (OLC Ack) With Slowstart, OLC Ack is not received until endpoint answers the call If a SIP message has to be sent in response to Q931 ALERT/PROGRESS, then there will be no SDP to send in 18x The interworking gateway needs to wait till CONNECT and OLC Ack to send SDP in 200 OK

9 PROBLEM USE CASE 1: SIP to H323 SlowStart Call Setup INVITE (no SDP) 200 with SDP PRACK with SDP Q931 Setup Q931 ALERT/PROGRESS Capabilities/H245 Open Logical Channel/ H245 Capabilities/H245. Signaling Gateway RTP H323SIP Acknowledgement Media Caps H323 endpoint media information is not available to be sent in 18x 18X (no sdp or dummy sdp) Q931 CONNECT

10 PROBLEM USE CASE 2: 181 Call is being forwarded INVITE without SDP comes into a SIP UA (or proxy or PBX) for user A, which has call forwarding (any reason) enabled on its device 181 is sent to UAC to indicate that call is being forwarded to user B 181 can not have sdp since call has not been routed yet to user B If reliable provisional provisional is required, this violates the rule

11 RCF 3262 IMPACT Chapter5 Paragraph2 Old: Similarly, if a reliable provisional response is the first reliable message sent back to the UAC, and the INVITE did not contain an offer, one MUST appear in that reliable provisional response. New: Similarly, if a reliable provisional response is the first reliable message sent back to the UAC, and the INVITE did not contain an offer, one MAY appear in that reliable provisional response.

12 Concern with relaxing restriction Backward compatibility: UAC strictly follows the rule and so fails the call when it does not get offer sdp in first reliable 18x Possible follow-up action: Gather data at SIPIt about how many UACs will fail the call when offer is not in first reliable 18x

13 THANK YOU!


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