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SIP CLF: A Common Log Format (CLF) for the Session Initiation Protocol Vijay K. Gurbani
 

Summary: SIP CLF: A Common Log Format (CLF) for the Session Initiation Protocol
(SIP)
Vijay K. Gurbani
Bell Laboratories/Alctel-Lucent
Eric Burger
Georgetown University
Carol Davids, Tricha Anjali
Illinois Institute of Technology
Abstract
Web servers such as Apache and web proxies like Squid
support event logging using a common log format. The
logs produced using these de-facto standard formats are
invaluable to system administrators for trouble-shooting
a server and tool writers to craft tools that mine the log
files and produce reports and trends. The Session Initia-
tion Protocol (SIP) does not have a common log format,
and as a result, each server supports a distinct log for-
mat. This plethora of formats discourages the creation of
common tools. Whilst SIP is similar to HTTP, there are
a number of fundamental differences between a session-

  

Source: Anjali, Tricha - Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences; Engineering