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Internet Fax Gateway Requirements (RFC4160)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000127581D
Original Publication Date: 2005-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Sep-02
Document File: 14 page(s) / 25K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

K. Mimura: AUTHOR [+5]

Abstract

To allow connectivity between the General Switched Telephone Network facsimile service (GSTN fax) and the e-mail-based Internet Fax service (i-fax) an "Internet Fax Gateway" is required. This document provides recommendations for the functionality of Internet Fax Gateways. In this context, an "offramp gateway" provides facsimile data transmission from i-fax to GSTN fax; vice versa, an "onramp gateway" provides data transmission form GSTN fax to i-fax. The recommendations in this document apply to the integrated service including Internet Fax terminals, computers with i-fax software on the Internet, and GSTN Fax terminals on the GSTN.

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Network Working Group                                          K. Mimura
Request for Comments: 4160                                   K. Yokoyama
Category: Informational                                         T. Satoh
                                                              C. Kanaide
                                            TOYO Communication Equipment
                                                            C. Allocchio
                                                         Consortium GARR
                                                             August 2005


                   Internet Fax Gateway 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 (2005).

Abstract

   To allow connectivity between the General Switched Telephone Network
   facsimile service (GSTN fax) and the e-mail-based Internet Fax
   service (i-fax) an "Internet Fax Gateway" is required.  This document
   provides recommendations for the functionality of Internet Fax
   Gateways.  In this context, an "offramp gateway" provides facsimile
   data transmission from i-fax to GSTN fax; vice versa, an "onramp
   gateway" provides data transmission form GSTN fax to i-fax.  The
   recommendations in this document apply to the integrated service
   including Internet Fax terminals, computers with i-fax software on
   the Internet, and GSTN Fax terminals on the GSTN.

1.  Introduction

   An Internet Fax Gateway provides connectivity and translation between
   the General Switched Telephone Network facsimile service (GSTN fax)
   and the e-mail-based Internet Fax service (i-fax).  This document
   defines the recommended behavior of an Internet Fax Gateway.  An
   Internet Fax Gateway can be classified as "onramp", when a facsimile
   is transferred from GSTN fax to the Internet Fax, and as "offramp",
   when a facsimile is transferred from Internet Fax to GSTN fax.  For a
   more detailed definition of "onramp" and "offramp" within i-fax
   service, see [1].

Mimura, et al.               Informational                      [Page 1]
RFC 4160           Internet Fax Gateway Requirements         August 2005


   This document provides recommendations only for the specific case
   hereunder:

   1) the operational mode of the Internet Fax is "store and forward",
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