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Terminology and Goals for Internet Fax (RFC2542)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000003128D
Original Publication Date: 1999-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13
Document File: 16 page(s) / 43K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

L. Masinter: AUTHOR

Abstract

This document defines a number of terms useful for the discussion of Internet Fax. In addition, it describes the goals of the Internet Fax working group and establishes a baseline of desired functionality against which protocols for Internet Fax can be judged. It encompasses the goals for all modes of facsimile delivery, including 'real-time', 'session', and 'store and forward'. Different levels of desirability are indicated throughout the document.

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Network Working Group L. Masinter

Request for Comments: 2542 Xerox Corporation

Category: Informational March 1999

Terminology and Goals for Internet Fax

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 (1999). All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

This document defines a number of terms useful for the discussion of

Internet Fax. In addition, it describes the goals of the Internet Fax

working group and establishes a baseline of desired functionality

against which protocols for Internet Fax can be judged. It

encompasses the goals for all modes of facsimile delivery, including

'real-time', 'session', and 'store and forward'. Different levels of

desirability are indicated throughout the document.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction .................................................. 2

2. Definitions and Operational Modes ............................. 3

2.1 User model of fax ........................................... 3

2.2 Definition of Internet Fax .................................. 4

2.3 Internet Fax Roles .......................................... 5

2.4 Internet Fax Devices ........................................ 5

2.5 Operational modes ........................................... 8

3. Goals for Internet Fax ........................................ 8

4. Operational Goals for Internet Fax ............................ 9

4.1 Functionality ............................................... 9

4.2 Interoperability ............................................ 9

4.3 Confirmation ................................................ 10

4.4 Quick Delivery .............................................. 11

4.5 Capabilities ................................................ 12

4.6 Simplicity .................................................. 12

4.7 Security .................................................... 13

4.8 Reliability ................................................. 14

4.9 Fax-like use ................................................ 14

4.10 Legal ...................................................... 15

5. Functional Goals for Internet Fax ............................. 15

5.1 Goals for image data representation ......................... 15

5.2 Goals for transmission ...................................... 16

5.3 Goals for addressing ...................................