Causing a STIR

The output of the IETF Secure Telephony Identity Revisited (STIR) working group has received considerable attention recently because it addresses some of the root causes of the illegal robocalling.

Read more about how this IETF protocol is causing a STIR.

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  • Causing a STIR

    Recently, the output of the IETF Secure Telephony Identity Revisited (STIR) working group has received considerable attention from service providers, regulators, and the press because it addresses some of the root causes of the illegal robocalling which has crippled the telephone network.

    12 Aug 2019
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Understanding the Internet Engineering Task Force

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Working groups

Working Groups are the primary mechanism for development of IETF specifications and guidelines. Working Groups are typically created to address a specific problem or to produce one or more specific deliverables (a guideline, standards specification, etc.).

Request for Comments (RFCs)

The IETF publishes RFCs authored by network operators, engineers, and computer scientists to document methods, behaviors, research, or innovations applicable to the Internet.

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    Secure Telephone Identity Revisited

    The STIR working group will specify Internet-based mechanisms that allow verification of the calling party's authorization to use a particular telephone number for an incoming call. Since it has...

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