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A Simple Mode of Facsimile Using Internet Mail (RFC3965)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000033389D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Dec-09
Document File: 15 page(s) / 28K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

K. Toyoda: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

This specification provides for "simple mode" carriage of facsimile data using Internet mail. Extensions to this document will follow. The current specification employs standard protocols and file formats such as TCP/IP, Internet mail protocols, Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME), and Tagged Image File Format (TIFF) for Facsimile. It can send images not only to other Internet-aware facsimile devices but also to Internet-native systems, such as PCs with common email readers which can handle MIME mail and TIFF for Facsimile data. The specification facilitates communication among existing facsimile devices, Internet mail agents, and the gateways which connect them.

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Network Working Group                                          K. Toyoda

Request for Comments: 3965                                       H. Ohno

Obsoletes: 2305                                                 J. Murai

Category: Standards Track                                   WIDE Project

                                                                 D. Wing

                                                                   Cisco

                                                           December 2004

             A Simple Mode of Facsimile Using Internet Mail

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 (2004).

Abstract

   This specification provides for "simple mode" carriage of facsimile

   data using Internet mail.  Extensions to this document will follow.

   The current specification employs standard protocols and file formats

   such as TCP/IP, Internet mail protocols, Multipurpose Internet Mail

   Extensions (MIME), and Tagged Image File Format (TIFF) for Facsimile.

   It can send images not only to other Internet-aware facsimile devices

   but also to Internet-native systems, such as PCs with common email

   readers which can handle MIME mail and TIFF for Facsimile data.  The

   specification facilitates communication among existing facsimile

   devices, Internet mail agents, and the gateways which connect them.

   This document is a revision of RFC 2305.  There have been no

   technical changes.

1. Introduction

   This specification defines message-based facsimile communication over

   the Internet.  It describes a minimum set of capabilities, taking

   into account those of typical facsimile devices and PCs that can

   generate facsimile data.

Toyoda, et al.              Standards Track                     [Page 1]

RFC 3965               A Simple Mode of Facsimile          December 2004

   A G3Fax device has substantial restrictions due to specifications in

   the standards, such as for timers.  This specification defines a

   profile for Internet mail, rather than creating a distinct "facsimile

   over the Internet" service.  The semantics resulting from the profile

   are designed...