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GSTN Address Element Extensions in E-mail Services (RFC2846)

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Original Publication Date: 2000-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13
Document File: 28 page(s) / 49K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

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C. Allocchio: AUTHOR

Abstract

There are numerous applications where there is a need for interaction between the GSTN addressing and Internet addressing. This memo defines a full syntax for one specific case, where there is a need to represent GSTN addresses within Internet e-mail addresses. This full syntax is a superset of a minimal syntax which has been defined in [1].

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Network Working Group C. Allocchio

Request for Comments: 2846 GARR-Italy

Category: Standards Track June 2000

GSTN Address Element Extensions in E-mail Services

Status of this Memo

This document specifies an Internet standards track protocol for the

Internet community, and requests discussion and suggestions for

improvements. Please refer to the current edition of the "Internet

Official Protocol Standards" (STD 1) for the standardization state

and status of this protocol. Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2000). All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

There are numerous applications where there is a need for interaction

between the GSTN addressing and Internet addressing. This memo

defines a full syntax for one specific case, where there is a need to

represent GSTN addresses within Internet e-mail addresses. This full

syntax is a superset of a minimal syntax which has been defined in

[1].

1. Introduction

The possible elements composing a "Global Switched Telephone Network

(GSTN) address in e-mail" (also known as the Public Switched

Telephone Network - PSTN) can vary from a minimum number up to a

really large and complex collection. As noted the minimal format and

general address syntax have been defined in [1], along with the

mechanism needed to define additional address elements. This memo

uses this extension mechanism to complete the syntax for representing

GSTN addresses within e-mail addresses and contains the IANA

registrations for all newly defined elements.

In particular, the following additional address elements shall be

defined:

- the detailed definition of GSTN number formats, in order to cover

various alternative standard GSTN numbering schemes, (i.e. gstn-

phone, sub-addr-spec and post-dial)

- the message originator and/or recipient specification (pstn-

recipient)

GSTN addresses in e-mail MAY contain additional elements defined and

registered in other specifications (see for example "T33S" element in

[2]), but they MUST use definitions contained in this memo for those

elements specified here.

In particular, "service-selector" names and "qualif-type1" elements

MUST be registered with IANA, and published within the "ASSIGNED

NUMBERS" document. This provides a standard mechanism for extending

the element sets and should avoid unnecessary duplication. IANA

Registration form templates for the purpouse of registering new

elements are provided i...