PWG-ANNOUNCE> FW: RFC 4161 on Guidelines for Optional Services for Internet Fax Gateways

PWG-ANNOUNCE> FW: RFC 4161 on Guidelines for Optional Services for Internet Fax Gateways

PWG-ANNOUNCE> FW: RFC 4161 on Guidelines for Optional Services for Internet Fax Gateways

McDonald, Ira imcdonald at sharplabs.com
Fri Sep 2 13:18:29 EDT 2005


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Subject: RFC 4161 on Guidelines for Optional Services for Internet Fax
Gateways



A new Request for Comments is now available in online RFC libraries.


        RFC 4161

        Title:      Guidelines for Optional Services for
                    Internet Fax Gateways
        Author(s):  K. Mimura, K. Yokoyama, T. Satoh, K. Watanabe,
                    C. Kanaide
        Status:     Informational
        Date:       August 2005
        Mailbox:    mimu at miyabi-labo.net, keiyoko at msn.com,
                    zsatou at t-ns.co.jp, knabe at ad.cyberhome.ne.jp,
                    icemilk77 at yahoo.co.jp
        Pages:      12
        Characters: 23189
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:    None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-fax-gateway-options-08.txt

        URL:        ftp://ftp.rfc-editor.org/in-notes/rfc4161.txt


To allow connectivity between the general switched telephone network
facsimile service (GSTN fax) and the e-mail-based Internet Fax
service (i-fax), an "Internet Fax Gateway" is required.  This document
provides guidelines for the optional functionality of Internet Fax
Gateways.  In this context, an "offramp gateway" provides facsimile
data transmission from i-fax to GSTN fax; vice versa, an "onramp
gateway" provides data transmission from GSTN fax to i-fax.  The
recommendations in this document apply to the integrated service
including Internet Fax terminals, computers with i-fax software on
the Internet, and GSTN fax terminals on the GSTN.

This document supplements the recommendation for minimal features of
an Internet Fax Gateway.  In particular, it covers techniques for
dropping duplicated fax messages, automatic fax re-transmission,
error, return notice, and log handling, and possible authorization
methods by DTMF (Dual Tone Multi-Frequency) for onramp gateways.

This document is a product of the Internet Fax Working Group of the
IETF. 

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Joyce K. Reynolds and Sandy Ginoza
USC/Information Sciences Institute

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