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Toward the PSTN/Internet Inter-Networking--Pre-PINT Implementations (RFC2458)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000003036D
Original Publication Date: 1998-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

H. Lu: AUTHOR [+11]

Abstract

This document contains the information relevant to the development of the inter-networking interfaces underway in the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN)/Internet Inter-Networking (PINT) Working Group. It addresses technologies, architectures, and several (but by no means all) existing pre-PINT implementations of the arrangements through which Internet applications can request and enrich PSTN telecommunications services. The common denominator of the enriched services (a.k.a. PINT services) is that they combine the Internet and PSTN services in such a way that the Internet is used for non-voice interactions, while the voice (and fax) are carried entirely over the PSTN.

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Netowrk Working Group H. Lu

Request for Comments: 2458 Editor

Category: Informational M. Krishnaswamy

Lucent Technologies

L. Conroy

Roke Manor Research

S. Bellovin

F. Burg

A. DeSimone

K. Tewani

AT&T Labs

P. Davidson

Nortel

H. Schulzrinne

Columbia University

K. Vishwanathan

Isochrome

November 1998

Toward the PSTN/Internet Inter-Networking

--Pre-PINT Implementations

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.

Abstract

This document contains the information relevant to the development of

the inter-networking interfaces underway in the Public Switched

Telephone Network (PSTN)/Internet Inter-Networking (PINT) Working

Group. It addresses technologies, architectures, and several (but by

no means all) existing pre-PINT implementations of the arrangements

through which Internet applications can request and enrich PSTN

telecommunications services. The common denominator of the enriched

services (a.k.a. PINT services) is that they combine the Internet and

PSTN services in such a way that the Internet is used for non-voice

interactions, while the voice (and fax) are carried entirely over the

PSTN. One key observation is that the pre-PINT implementations, being

developed independently, do not inter-operate. It is a task of the

PINT Working Group to define the inter-networking interfaces that

will support inter-operation of the future implementations of PINT

servi...