The SPIRITS (Services in PSTN requesting Internet Services) Protocol
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From: The IESG <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: IETF-Announce <email@example.com> Cc: Internet Architecture Board <firstname.lastname@example.org>, RFC Editor <email@example.com>, spirits mailing list <firstname.lastname@example.org>, spirits chair <email@example.com> Subject: Protocol Action: 'The SPIRITS (Services in PSTN requesting Internet services) Protocol' to Proposed Standard The IESG has approved the following document: - 'The SPIRITS (Services in PSTN requesting Internet services) Protocol ' <draft-ietf-spirits-protocol-09.txt> as a Proposed Standard This document is the product of the Service in the PSTN/IN Requesting InTernet Service Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Jon Peterson and Magnus Westerlund. A URL of this Internet-Draft is: http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-spirits-protocol-09.txt
Technical Summary The purpose of the SPIRITS protocol is to support services that originate in the cellular or wireline Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) and necessitate interactions between the PSTN and the Internet. In response to particular events in the PSTN (aligned with the traditional Intelligent Network call model), queries or notifications are passed through a SPIRITS gateway that interworks between the Internet and the PSTN. In particular, th SPIRITS protocol would be leveraged to provide PSTN services like Internet call waiting and certain forms of Caller-ID delivery that require accessing Internet databases or resources. SPIRITS relies on SIP, and in particular th SIP event framework, for its Internet-facing capabilities. Working Group Summary The SPIRITS Working Group maintained constantly solidarity in the advancemen of this proposal. Protocol Quality This specification was reviewed for the IESG by Jon Peterson. RFC Editor Note: Section 7, IANA Considerations OLD: This document calls for IANA to: o register two new SIP Event Packages per . o register a new namespace URN per . NEW: This document calls for IANA to: o register two new SIP Event Packages per . o register a new MIME type per  o register a new namespace URN per . o register a new XML schema per  Normative References: NEW:  N. Freed et al., "Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME) Part One" to "Five", RFC 2045-2049, November 1996.