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Service in the Public Switched Telephone Network/Intelligent Network (PSTN/IN) Requesting InTernet Service (SPIRITS) Protocol Requirements (RFC3298)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000009553D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Sep-03
Document File: 18 page(s) / 37K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

I. Faynberg: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

This document describes the SPIRITS protocol requirements, based on the architecture presented in RFC 3136. (SPIRITS stands for "Service in the PSTN/IN Requesting InTernet Service".) The purpose of the protocol is to support services that originate in the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) and necessitate the interactions between the PSTN and the Internet. Similarly, such services are called SPIRITS services. (Internet Call Waiting, Internet Caller-ID Delivery, and Internet Call Forwarding are examples of SPIRIT services, but the protocol is to define the building blocks from which many other services can be built.) On the PSTN side, the SPIRITS services are initiated from the Intelligent Network (IN) entities; the earlier IETF work on the PSTN/Internet Interworking (PINT) resulted in the protocol (RFC 2848) in support of the services initiated the other way around--from the Internet to PSTN.

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Network Working Group                                I. Faynberg, Editor

Request for Comments: 3298                           Lucent Technologies

Category: Informational                                          J. Gato

                                                               Vodaphone

                                                                   H. Lu

                                                     Lucent Technologies

                                                             L. Slutsman

                                                                    AT&T

                                                             August 2002

  Service in the Public Switched Telephone Network/Intelligent Network

 (PSTN/IN) Requesting InTernet Service (SPIRITS) Protocol Requirements

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 (2002).  All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

   This document describes the SPIRITS protocol requirements, based on

   the architecture presented in RFC 3136.  (SPIRITS stands for "Service

   in the PSTN/IN Requesting InTernet Service".)  The purpose of the

   protocol is to support services that originate in the Public Switched

   Telephone Network (PSTN) and necessitate the interactions between the

   PSTN and the Internet.  Similarly, such services are called SPIRITS

   services.  (Internet Call Waiting, Internet Caller-ID Delivery, and

   Internet Call Forwarding are examples of SPIRIT services, but the

   protocol is to define the building blocks from which many other

   services can be built.)  On the PSTN side, the SPIRITS services are

   initiated from the Intelligent Network (IN) entities; the earlier

   IETF work on the PSTN/Internet Interworking (PINT) resulted in the

   protocol (RFC 2848) in support of the services initiated the other

   way around--from the Internet to PSTN.

   To this end, this document lists general requirements for the SPIRITS

   protocol as well as those pertinent to IN, Wireless IN, and PINT

   building blocks.  The document also presents the SPIRITS WG consensus

   on the choice of the SPIRITS signaling protocol.

Faynberg, et al.             Informational                      [Page 1]

RFC 3298             SPIRITS Protocol Requirements           August 2002

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