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Facsimile Using Internet Mail (IFAX) Service of ENUM (RFC4143)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000131722D
Original Publication Date: 2005-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Nov-17
Document File: 6 page(s) / 9K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

K. Toyoda: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This document describes the functional specification and definition of the ENUM Naming Authority Pointer (NAPTR) record for IFax service. IFax is "facsimile using Internet mail". For this use, the Domain Name System (DNS) returns the email address of the referenced IFax system. This mechanism allows email-based fax communication to use telephone numbers instead of requiring the sender to already know the recipient email address.

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Network Working Group                                          K. Toyoda
Request for Comments: 4143                                           PCC
Category: Standards Track                                     D. Crocker
                                                             Brandenburg
                                                           November 2005


          Facsimile Using Internet Mail (IFAX) Service of ENUM

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

   This document describes the functional specification and definition
   of the ENUM Naming Authority Pointer (NAPTR) record for IFax service.
   IFax is "facsimile using Internet mail".  For this use, the Domain
   Name System (DNS) returns the email address of the referenced IFax
   system.  This mechanism allows email-based fax communication to use
   telephone numbers instead of requiring the sender to already know the
   recipient email address.

1.   Functional Specification

   An IFax client makes a [ENUMbis] DNS query, using the target system's
   telephone number.  The returned NAPTR record specifies an email
   address to be used for reaching the target system.  The email address
   is then used in accordance with Simple Mode of Facsimile using
   Internet Mail [RFC3965], Extended Facsimile using Internet Mail
   [RFC2532], or Full Mode Fax Profile for Internet Mail [FFPIM] is
   applied.

   The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", and "MAY"
   in this document are to be interpreted as defined in "Key words for
   use in RFCs to Indicate Requirement Levels" [KEYWORDS].

Toyoda & Crocker            Standards Track                     [Page 1]
RFC 4143                  IFAX service of ENUM             November 2005


2.  IFax Service Registration

   Service Name : "E2U+ifax"

   Type: "ifax"

   Subtype: "mailto"

   URI Scheme: "mailto"
   The URI Scheme is "mailto" because facsimile is a profile of standard
   Internet mail and uses standard Internet mail addressing.

   Functional Specification: See section 1

   Security Considerations: See section 3

   Intended usage: COMMON

   Author: Kiyoshi Toyoda (toyoda.kiyoshi@jp.panasonic.com)
           Dave Crocker (dcrocker@bbiw.net)

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