April 3, 2005

Testing VOIP and SIP

I am here in the town of Banff in the Canadian province of Alberta.  The purpose of the gathering here (SIPit 16) is to do multi-implementer and multi-vendor interoperability testing of Voice over IP (VOIP) equipment that uses the IETF Session Initiation Protocol (SIP).

I can't say anything about the successes and failures of the event here - like the TCP/IP Bake-Offs of 15 years ago and other interoperability events since then, the goal is to improve technology and interoperability and not to embarrass anyone about errors.  I can, however, say that my hope is to increase the scope and depth of the suite of SIP protocol tests that I am creating.

I'll probably post some observations about SIP itself and my experiences with it over this coming week.

Posted by karl at April 3, 2005 10:57 PM