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A groaner from the IETF

Feb 08, 20061 min
Data Center

Oh, those cut-ups at the IETF (which just turned 20). … A new working group deserves a catchy name, they figure, something along the lines of SOAP.

The new group’s goal is to “(focus) architectures to identify, signal, and route delay-sensitive (real-time) communication sessions. These sessions use the SIP signaling protocol to enable peering between two or more administrative domains over IP networks. Where these domains peer, or meet, the establishment of trust, security, and a resistance to abuse and attack are all important considerations.”

So as anyone can clearly see, we’re talking about Session PEERing for Multimedia INTerconnect … or SPEERMINT.

Mission accomplished.

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