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Extensions to the Emergency Services Architecture for Dealing With Unauthenticated and Unauthorized Devices (RFC7406)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000239985D
Original Publication Date: 2014-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2014-Dec-19
Document File: 50 page(s) / 53K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

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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.

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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.

 Schulzrinne, et al.           Informational                     [Page 1]
 RFC 7406            Unauthenticated Emergency Service      December 2014

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