Extensions to the Emergency Services Architecture for Dealing With Unauthenticated and Unauthorized Devices (RFC7406)
Original Publication Date: 2014-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2014-Dec-19
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
H. Schulzrinne: AUTHOR [+5]
Summoning police, the fire department, or an ambulance in emergencies is one of the fundamental and most-valued functions of the telephone. As telephony functionality moves from circuit-switched telephony to Internet telephony, its users rightfully expect that this core functionality will continue to work at least as well as it has for the older technology. New devices and services are being made available that could be used to make a request for help; those devices are not traditional telephones, and users are increasingly expecting them to be able to place emergency calls.
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) H. Schulzrinne Request for Comments: 7406 Columbia University Category: Informational S. McCann ISSN: 2070-1721 BlackBerry Ltd G. Bajko MediaTek H. Tschofenig
D. Kroeselberg Siemens Corporate Technology December 2014
Extensions to the Emergency Services Architecture for Dealing With Unauthenticated and Unauthorized Devices
This document provides a problem statement, introduces terminology, and describes an extension for the base IETF emergency services architecture to address cases where an emergency caller is not authenticated, has no identifiable service provider, or has no remaining credit with which to pay for access to the network.
Status of This Memo
This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is published for informational purposes.
This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). It represents the consensus of the IETF community. It has received public review and has been approved for publication by the Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG). Not all documents approved by the IESG are a candidate for any level of Internet Standard; see Section 2 of RFC 5741.
Information about the current status of this document, any errata, and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc7406.
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RFC 7406 Unauthenticated Emergency Service December 2014
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