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The IESG has received a request from the SIP Overload Control WG (soc) to
consider the following document:
- 'Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) Overload Control'
  <draft-ietf-soc-overload-control-14.txt> as Internet Standard

The IESG plans to make a decision in the next few weeks, and solicits
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   Overload occurs in Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) networks when
   SIP servers have insufficient resources to handle all SIP messages
   they receive.  Even though the SIP protocol provides a limited
   overload control mechanism through its 503 (Service Unavailable)
   response code, SIP servers are still vulnerable to overload.  This
   document defines the behaviour of SIP servers involved in overload
   control, and in addition, it specifies a loss-based overload scheme
   for SIP.

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