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Collaboration between ISOC/IETF and ITU-T (RFC2436)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000003014D
Original Publication Date: 1998-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13
Document File: 17 page(s) / 29K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

R. Brett: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

The telecommunication industry is faced with an explosion in growth of the Internet and other IP (Internet Protocol) based networks. Operators, manufacturers and software/application providers alike are reconsidering their business directions and Standards Development Organizations and Forums and Consortia are facing an immense challenge to address this situation. These challenges were considered by TSAG at its meeting in Geneva, 7-11 September 1998, where it recognized that although the ITU-T and ISOC/IETF are already collaborating in a number of areas, this collaboration must be strengthened within the context of changes in work emphasis and direction within the ITU-T on studies related to IP based networks.

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Network Working Group R. Brett

Request for Comments: 2436 Nortel Networks

Category: Informational S. Bradner

Harvard University

G. Parsons

Nortel Networks

October 1998

Collaboration between ISOC/IETF and ITU-T

Status of this Memo

This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does

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

memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

Copyright (C) The Internet Society (1998). All Rights Reserved.

Overview

This document describes the collaboration process between the ITU-T

and ISOC/IETF. The process was documented by ITU-T at its TSAG

(Telecommunication Standardization Advisory Group) meeting in

September 1998. All participants of this meeting (including Study

Group chairmen and the ISOC Vice President for Standards) assisted in

the creation of this document. Subsequently, it was sent to all

ITU-T Study Groups and ISOC/IETF to ensure that everyone was aware of

the process. Feedback is requested by the next meeting of TSAG in

April 1999. This document is identical to the document produced by

TSAG.

Please send any comments on this document to ISOC at poised@tis.com

and for information to the ITU-T TSAG group at tsagco-op@itu.int

ISOC/IETF and ITU-T Collaboration

1 Scope

This Liaison is sent to all ITU-T Study Groups to encourage and aid

in the understanding of collaboration on standards development

between the ITU-T and the Internet Society (ISOC) / Internet

Engineering Task Force (IETF). Feedback to TSAG is encouraged before

its next meeting in April 1999.

2 Introduction

The telecommunication industry is faced with an explosion in growth

of the Internet and other IP (Internet Protocol) based networks.

Operators, manufacturers and software/application providers alike are

reconsidering their business directions and Standards Development

Organizations and Forums and Consortia are facing an immense

challenge to address this situation. These challenges were

considered by TSAG at its meeting in Geneva, 7-11 September 1998,

where it recognized that although the ITU-T and ISOC/IETF are already

collaborating in a number of areas, this collaboration must be

strengthened within the context of changes in work emphasis and

direction within the ITU-...