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What is the difference between SIP and XMPP?

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C. OWENS

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Answered Dec 22, 2020

When you say SIP, this is a type of text-based response protocol. For the XMPP, this is more of a client and server architecture. This means that there is no need for different clients to talk to each other. SIP will come with signaling messages that will come with a header and a body so that it will be easier for clients to distinguish the messages.

For XMPP, the error messages will be sent via XML. This will make use of a streaming connection so that it will be done properly. You can just choose depending on what you think will be better for your needs although they can both be used for phone calls, video calls, and so much more.

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L. Agate

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Answered Dec 21, 2020

The internet is something we all use and communicate through. Whether for work or for social reasons, we communicate online all day. Two of the popular online communications are known in the technology work as SIP and XMPP. SIP stands for session initiation protocol.

The purpose of SIP is to help bring the signal that normal phones have to packet-based networks. This is an important aspect of starting and ending VoIP calls. XMPP is an abbreviation for Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol. This communication is important to those that wish to instant message with one another, for it transfers messages and data.

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Bobby Rickets

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Answered Aug 05, 2020

SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) and XMPP (Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol) are two popular online communications acronyms. The major difference between them is the original reason for which they are created; SIP was developed to bring the normal signaling of ordinary phones into packet-based networks. It is used to start and end VoIP calls and maximizing every possible usage of VoIP, while XMPP designed for instant messaging, it's also important to know that SIP is text-based while XMPP is XML. SIP does not require access to a server once the IP address of the other party is known; a VoIP call can be made via SIP. But for XMPP, a server is needed to go in between the communication of the two parties. An additional benefit of XMPP is its open nature, allowing anyone to create their own XMPP server.

SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) and XMPP (Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol) are two
XMPP is used for transferring messages and actual data, and since its ability to connect to other messaging protocols, while SIP is only used in call transactions, and another protocol is used to transfer the actual content. Since XMPP users are connected to the server, the firewall will not block the connection. At the same time, an incoming SIP call may be blocked by the firewall if it has not been set up to appropriately forward the transaction, so firewalls are less of a problem for XMPP than SIP.

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Answered Aug 04, 2020

SIP is known as Session Initiation Protocol while XMPP is known as Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol. These are two acronyms that obviously come with two different meanings. There are some differences when it comes to usage because SIP will not need to have a server so that it can be used and accessed.

SIP is known as Session Initiation Protocol while XMPP is known as Extensible Messaging and
If you would be using XMPP, you can already guess that this is something that will make sure that communication will be done between two parties. XMPP will be used to make sure that the server will communicate easily with the messages. This can be used to connect to the other messaging protocols that are available.

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