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Principles of Operation for the TPC.INT Subdomain: Radio Paging -- Technical Procedures (RFC1569)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000002403D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-12
Document File: 5 page(s) / 12K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

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M. Rose: AUTHOR

Abstract

As an adjunct to the usual, two-way electronic mail service, it is at times useful to employ a one-way text notification service, called radio paging. This memo describes a technique for radio paging using the Internet mail infrastructure. In particular, this memo focuses on the case in which radio pagers are identified via the international telephone network.

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Network Working Group M. Rose

Request for Comments: 1569 Dover Beach Consulting, Inc.

Category: Informational January 1994

Principles of Operation for the TPC.INT Subdomain:

Radio Paging -- Technical Procedures

Status of this Memo

This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo

does not specify an Internet standard of any kind. Distribution of

this memo is unlimited.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction ................................................ 1

2. Naming, Addressing, and Routing ............................. 2

2.1 Addressing ................................................. 2

2.2 Routing .................................................... 3

3. Procedure ................................................... 3

3.1 MAILing versus SENDing ..................................... 4

3.2 Latency .................................................... 4

4. Usage Examples .............................................. 5

4.1 MIME-based ................................................. 5

4.2 Non-MIME ................................................... 5

5. Security Considerations ..................................... 6

6. Acknowledgements ............................................ 6

7. References .................................................. 6

8. Author's Address ............................................ 6

1. Introduction

As an adjunct to the usual, two-way electronic mail service, it is at

times useful to employ a one-way text notification service, called

radio paging. This memo describes a technique for radio paging using

the Internet mail infrastructure. In particular, this memo focuses

on the case in which radio pagers are identified via the

international telephone network.

The technique described by this memo, mapping telephone numbers to

domain names, is derived from the TPC.INT subdomain. Consult RFC

1530, "Principles of Operation for the TPC.INT Subdomain: General

Principles and Policy" for overview information.

2. Naming, Addressing, and Routing

A radio pager is identified by a telephone number, e.g.,

+1 415 940 8776

where "+1" indicates the IDDD country code, and the remaining string

is a telephone number within that country.

2.1. Addressing

This number is used to construct the address of a radio pager server,

which forms the recipient address for the message, e.g., one of:

pager-alpha@6.7.7.8.0.4.9.5.1.4.1.tpc.int

pager-numeric@6.7.7.8.0.4.9.5.1.4.1.tpc.int

where the domain-part is constructed by reversing the telephone

number, converting each digit to a domain-label, and being placed

under "tpc.int." (The telephone number must not include any

international access codes.)

In addition, addresses of the form

pager.ATOM@6.7.7.8.0.4.9.5.1.4.1.tpc.int

pager-alpha.ATO...