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Concluded WG IMXP (imxpbof)

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Acronym imxpbof
Area Applications Area (app)
State Concluded
Charter charter-ietf-imxpbof-01 Approved
Document dependencies
Personnel Chair Pete Resnick

Final Charter for Working Group

This BOF will discuss IMXP, an application-layer routing
and how it may be used to support messaging and presence for
applications requiring different levels of service.

A number of messaging systems operate over the Internet (and provide
useful service in doing so); however, each of these services relies on
set of quality of service assumptions that limit its usefulness to
applications. For example, the SMTP-based infrastructure provides
extraordinary reach, but is inappropriate for either instant messaging
(which requires very low latency between posting and delivery) and
hardened messaging (which requires audit trails, reliability
et&c). Similarly, although presence information was readily accessible
on Internet-connected systems years ago -- when a user had an open
session to a well-known multi-user system, friends and colleagues could
easily tell -- there is no standard way to make this information known
to peers.