Solaris 10 What's New

Communication Protocol Parser Utilities

Session Description Protocol (SDP), RFC 4566, is used for describing multimedia sessions for session announcement, session invitation, and other forms of multimedia session initiation. SDP conveys media details such as type and encoding, transport protocol, session name, purpose, owner, and other session description metadata to the participants.

The libcommputil(3LIB) library provides public interfaces that parses the SDP description and checks for syntax conformance. This library also contains interfaces to generate SDP messages and convert the messages to byte-strings. SDP is used predominantly by the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP). With the libcommputil(3LIB) library, Solaris SIP developers can leverage these interfaces in developing SIP applications on the Solaris platform.

For more information, see the libcommputil(3LIB) man page.