Internet Fax (fax)


In addition to this official charter maintained by the IETF Secretariat, there is additional information about this working group on the Web at:

       Additional FAX WG Page

Last Modified: 2004-03-15

Chair(s):

Claudio Allocchio <Claudio.Allocchio@garr.it>
Hiroshi Tamura <tamura@toda.ricoh.co.jp>

Applications Area Director(s):

Ted Hardie <hardie@qualcomm.com>
Scott Hollenbeck <sah@428cobrajet.net>

Applications Area Advisor:

Scott Hollenbeck <sah@428cobrajet.net>

Mailing Lists:

General Discussion: ietf-fax@imc.org
To Subscribe: ietf-fax-request@imc.org
In Body: subscribe
Archive: http://www.imc.org/ietf-fax/

Description of Working Group:

Previous IETF efforts developed specifications for simple and extended
Internet mail-based facsimile service profiles, tailored to interwork
with the world of T.30 facsimile.  This extension effort will take care
of differential routing between classic Internet mail and timely
deliveries, and consider with particular regard universal messaging
issues and its relation with Internet mail.

The WG will produce a final increment of specification for supporting
a "full" equivalence of T.30 service over Internet mail. Technical work
for this effort includes timely delivery, [image] feature
selection/negotiation, document privacy, and integrated
specification of Full-mode Facsimile Profile of Internet Mail (FFPIM).

For interconnecting fax services over the dial-up telephone network and
carriage of facsimile message data over the Internet, two types of
interface systems are required:

o Internet/Dial-up Fax gateway, moving data from the Internet to
  classic or Internet-aware dial-up fax products and services

o Dial-up/Internet Fax gateway, moving data from classic or
  Internet-aware dial-up fax products and services to the Internet

The working group will also consider the requirements for gatewaying
Internet Mail (as profiled for facsimile Simple, Extended modes and
FFPIM) with T.30 Facsimile.

The working group will specifically take note of quality of service
issues and might decide to produce an Implementer's Guide.

T.30 facsimile carries expectations of message privacy, so that FFPIM
must specify a basic facility via the Internet. Although T.30 does not
provide document integrity, users frequently believe that it does.
Consequently the Faxext working group will also seek specification of a
basic authentication facility over the Internet.

T.30 facsimile provides for receiver capability identification to the
sender, allowing a sender to provide the "best" fax image the receiver
can handle. The Faxext working group will consider mechanisms to
provide
similar functionality for fax images transferred by e-mail.

Additional areas of discussion will be: Annotated fax messages and
universal messaging issues as they relate to FFPIM, as well as schema
and TIFF extensions required to support the new JBIG-2 (T.88)
compression method.

The working group will continue the excellent pattern of coordinating
activities with other facsimile-related standards bodies, in particular
the ITU, VPIM and other WGs, and with using work from related IETF
efforts.

Goals and Milestones:

Done    Submit Internet-Draft of terminology document
Done    Submit Internet-Draft of data specifications
Done    Submit Internet-Draft of messaging-related specification
Done    Submit Internet-Draft of operational constraints document
Done    Submit terminology document to IESG for publication
Done    Submit data specifications to IESG for consideration as a standards track document
Done    Submit messaging-related specification to IESG for consideration as a standards track document
Done    Submit operational constraints document to IESG for publication as an Informational document
Done    Submit final draft for FFPIM to IESG for publication
Done    Submit final draft of gateway requirements
Nov 01    Submit final draft of TIFF-fx extensions
Nov 01    Submit final draft of schema for TIFF-fx extensions

No Current Internet-Drafts

Request For Comments:

File Format for Internet Fax (RFC 2301) (200525 bytes) obsoleted by RFC 3949
Tag Image File Format (TIFF) - image/tiff MIME Sub-type Registration (RFC 2302) (14375 bytes) obsoleted by RFC 3302
Minimal PSTN address format in Internet Mail (RFC 2303) (14623 bytes) obsoleted by RFC 3191
Minimal FAX address format in Internet Mail (RFC 2304) (13236 bytes) obsoleted by RFC 3192
A Simple Mode of Facsimile Using Internet Mail (RFC 2305) (24624 bytes) obsoleted by RFC 3965
Tag Image File Format (TIFF) - F Profile for Facsimile (RFC 2306) (59358 bytes)
Terminology and Goals for Internet Fax (RFC 2542) (46372 bytes)
Indicating Supported Media Features Using Extensions to DSN and MDN (RFC 2530) (7824 bytes)
Content feature schema for Internet fax (RFC 2531) (88295 bytes) obsoleted by RFC 2879
Extended Facsimile Using Internet Mail (RFC 2532) (22717 bytes)
GSTN address element extensions in e-mail services (RFC 2846) (54316 bytes)
Content feature schema for Internet fax (RFC 2879) (104032 bytes)
Internet fax T.30 Feature Mapping (RFC 2880) (75973 bytes)
Minimal GSTN address format in Internet Mail (RFC 3191) (24235 bytes)
Minimal FAX address format in Internet Mail (RFC 3192) (18813 bytes)
Content Negotiation for Internet Messaging Services (RFC 3297) (97094 bytes)
Implementers Guide for Facsimile Using Internet Mail (RFC 3249) (40413 bytes)
Tag Image File Format Fax eXtended (TIFF-FX) -image/tiff-fx MIME Sub-type Registration (RFC 3250) (11731 bytes) obsoleted by RFC 3950
Tag Image File Format (TIFF) - image/tiff MIME Sub-type Registration (RFC 3302) (15183 bytes)
A Simple Mode of Facsimile Using Internet Mail (RFC 3965) (0 bytes)
File Format for Internet Fax (RFC 3949) (0 bytes)
Tag Image File Format Fax eXtended (TIFF-FX) - image/tiff-fx MIME Sub-type Registration (RFC 3950) (0 bytes)
Full-mode Fax Profile for Internet Mail (FFPIM) (RFC 4142) (16791 bytes)
Internet FAX Gateway Requirements (RFC 4160) (24930 bytes)
Guideline of optional services for Internet FAX Gateway (RFC 4161) (23189 bytes)
SMTP and MIME Extensions For Content Conversion (RFC 4141) (55606 bytes)
Facsimile Using Internet Mail (IFAX) Service of ENUM (RFC 4143) (8642 bytes)