Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)

Distributed architecture for creating, modifying and terminating sessions with one or more participants. Controls communications sessions. Standardised under IETF. Covers video conferencing, audio conferencing and one-to-one telephone calls. Stack independent, usually run over TCP or UDP. Uses request/response model similar to HTTP – client sends a request and gets a response from server. Requests/responses in plain text with SIP borrowing […]

Introduction to cyber security – Week 4, Networking and Communications

What is the internet? Hierarchy of individual networks – from LANs to telephone networks. A network of networks. Two key design factors: No central controlling computer. All machines would have the same authority. Information should be deliverable along any route thereby being able to bypass machines which are unavailable. No distinct route required. How data moves Internet traffic is split […]