URN for Country-Specific Emergency Services
RFC 7163

 
Document Type RFC - Proposed Standard (March 2014; No errata)
Updates RFC 5031
Last updated 2014-03-22
Replaces draft-holmberg-ecrit-country-emg-urn
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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                       C. Holmberg
Request for Comments: 7163                                   I. Sedlacek
Updates: 5031                                                   Ericsson
Category: Standards Track                                     March 2014
ISSN: 2070-1721

              URN for Country-Specific Emergency Services

Abstract

   This document updates the registration guidance provided in Section
   4.2 of RFC 5031, which allows the registration of service URNs with
   the 'sos' service type only for emergency services "that are offered
   widely and in different countries".  This document updates those
   instructions to allow such registrations when, at the time of
   registration, those services are offered in only one country.

Status of This Memo

   This is an Internet Standards Track document.

   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).  Further information on
   Internet Standards is available in 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/rfc7163.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Conventions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   3.  Update to RFC 5031  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     3.1.  General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     3.2.  New Text Replacing the Text of the 2nd Paragraph of
           Section 4.2 of RFC 5031 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   4.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   5.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   6.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     6.1.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     6.2.  Informative Reference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4

1.  Introduction

   The advice to experts for registering sub-services of the service URN
   with the 'sos' service type is provided in Section 4.2 of RFC 5031
   [RFC5031] as follows:

      The 'sos' service type describes emergency services requiring an
      immediate response, typically offered by various branches of the
      government or other public institutions.  Additional sub-services
      can be added after expert review and must be of general public
      interest and have a similar emergency nature.  The expert is
      designated by the ECRIT working group, its successor, or, in their
      absence, the IESG.  The expert review should only approve
      emergency services that are offered widely and in different
      countries, with approximately the same caller expectation in terms
      of services rendered.  The 'sos' service is not meant to invoke
      general government, public information, counseling, or social
      services.

   Some existing emergency services are, at least initially, offered in
   only one country.  Examples are the "Reporting spies" emergency
   service offered in South Korea and the "GAULA (anti-kidnapping)"
   emergency service offered in Colombia according to [WIKIPEDIA].
   Future emergency service might also initially be introduced in only
   one country.

   The advice to experts of sub-services of the service URN with the
   'sos' service type provided in RFC 5031 [RFC5031] prevents the
   registration of a sub-service of the service URN with the 'sos'
   service type for a service that, at the time of registration, is
   offered in one country only.

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