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Requirements for Emergency Telecommunication Capabilities in the Internet

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (ieprep WG)
Expired & archived
Authors Cory Beard , Hal Folts , Ken Carlberg
Last updated 2015-10-14 (Latest revision 2002-10-25)
RFC stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
Intended RFC status (None)
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Stream WG state WG Document
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IESG IESG state Expired (IESG: Dead)
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Responsible AD Jon Peterson
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This document outlines user requirements for IP-based networks to enable and support an authorized emergency telecommunications service (ETS)for use by authorities to organize and coordinate emergency and disaster relief operations. It provides a basis from which ETS can be negotiated to provide user-acceptable communications. The requirements in this document relate to user expectation and are general, functional, and intended to provide wide latitude in implementation options. This document also provides in-depth background on the state of emergency telecommunication capabilities as they exist today and the motivation for supporting these in IP networks. Specific system requirements involving end-to-end and network issues are presented in [2].


Cory Beard
Hal Folts
Ken Carlberg

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