Voice Profile for Internet Mail (VPIM) Addressing
RFC 3804

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Network Working Group                                         G. Parsons
Request for Comments: 3804                               Nortel Networks
Category: Standards Track                                      June 2004

           Voice Profile for Internet Mail (VPIM) Addressing

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 (2004).

Abstract

   This document lists the various Voice Profile for Internet Mail
   (VPIM) email address formats that are currently in common use and
   defines several new address formats for special case usage.
   Requirements are imposed on the formats of addresses used in VPIM
   submission mode.

Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  2
   2.  Conventions used in this Document. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  2
   3.  VPIM v2 Addressing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
   4.  VPIM Addressing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
       4.1.  VPIM Gateways. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
       4.2.  VPIM Submission LHS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
       4.3.  VPIM Submission Addresses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7
   5.  Security Considerations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8
   6.  IANA Considerations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8
       6.1.  IANA Registration form for new value of GSTN address
             service-selector "VPIM". . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8
       6.2.  IANA Registration form for new value of GSTN address
             service-selector "VOICE" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  9
       6.3.  IANA Registration form for new value of GSTN address
             service-selector "AMIS". . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
       6.4.  IANA Registration form for new value of GSTN address
             qualif-type1 keyword and value "SYSNUM". . . . . . . . . 10
       6.5.  IANA Registration form for new value of GSTN address
             qualif-type1 keyword and value "EXT" . . . . . . . . . . 11

Parsons                     Standards Track                     [Page 1]
RFC 3804                    VPIM Addressing                    June 2004

       6.6.  IANA Registration form for new value of GSTN address
             qualif-type1 keyword and value "DL". . . . . . . . . . . 12
   7 . References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
       7.1.  Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
       7.2.  Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
   8.  Author's Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
   9.  Full Copyright Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

1.  Introduction

   This document lists the various VPIM email address formats that are
   currently in common use and defines several new address formats for
   special case usage.   Requirements are imposed on the formats of
   addresses used in VPIM submission mode

   [VPIM2] does not place any restrictions on the email address format.
   However, it does recommend the use of a numeric LHS since many legacy
   voice mail systems only use digits to identify mailboxes.  Further,
   it recommends a structure to handle private, international and
   extensions.  The private format has become deployed in most existing
   VPIM v2 systems, further some systems will only accept messages from
   addresses with a numeric LHS.

   [IVM] does not describe addressing at all.  The LHS format is left to
   the discretion of the mailbox owner.  However, it is useful in some
   cases (like submission or tunneling) to specify a LHS format.  A
   format based on GSTN addressing [GSTN] is presented.

   This document defines the various recipient (i.e., TO) addresses for
   VPIM and IVM messages.

2.  Conventions used in this Document

   The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT",
   "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" in this
   document are to be interpreted as described in RFC 2119 [RFC2119].

   "LHS" as used in this document is to be interpreted as the left side
   of the "@" in an email address.  It is defined as "local-part" in
   RFC-2822.

   "RHS" as used in this document is to be interpreted as the right side
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