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Full-mode Fax Profile for Internet Mail (FFPIM) (RFC4142)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000131721D
Original Publication Date: 2005-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Nov-17
Document File: 10 page(s) / 17K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

D. Crocker: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Classic facsimile document exchange represents both a set of technical specifications and a class of service. Previous work has replicated some of that service class as a profile within Internet mail. The current specification defines "full mode" carriage of facsimile data over the Internet, building upon that previous work and adding the remaining functionality necessary for achieving reliability and capability negotiation for Internet mail, on a par with classic T.30 facsimile. These additional features are designed to provide the highest level of interoperability with the standards-compliant email infrastructure and mail user agents, while providing a level of service that approximates what is currently enjoyed by fax users.

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Network Working Group                                         D. Crocker
Request for Comments: 4142                                   Brandenburg
Category: Standards Track                                       G. Klyne
                                                            Nine by Nine
                                                           November 2005


            Full-mode Fax Profile for Internet Mail (FFPIM)

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 (2005).

Abstract

   Classic facsimile document exchange represents both a set of
   technical specifications and a class of service.  Previous work has
   replicated some of that service class as a profile within Internet
   mail.  The current specification defines "full mode" carriage of
   facsimile data over the Internet, building upon that previous work
   and adding the remaining functionality necessary for achieving
   reliability and capability negotiation for Internet mail, on a par
   with classic T.30 facsimile.  These additional features are designed
   to provide the highest level of interoperability with the
   standards-compliant email infrastructure and mail user agents, while
   providing a level of service that approximates what is currently
   enjoyed by fax users.


Crocker & Klyne             Standards Track                     [Page 1]
RFC 4142                         FFPIM                     November 2005


Table of Contents

   1. Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
   2. Content Negotiation  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      2.1. UA-based Content Negotiation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      2.2. ESMTP-based Content Negotiation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
      2.3. Interactions between UA and ESMTP Negotiation Mechanisms. . 4
   3. Content Format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
   4. Security Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
   5. References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
      5.1. Normative References. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
      5.2. Informative References. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
   A. Direct Mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....