[VOIPSEC] ENUM an Peering agreements
bgatewood at nextone.com
Thu Oct 20 15:12:24 BST 2005
You may want to have a look at draft-lind-infrastructure-enum-reqs-01 and
the (ongoing) discussions on this topic taking place on the IETF ENUM WG
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From: Voipsec-bounces at voipsa.org [mailto:Voipsec-bounces at voipsa.org] On
Behalf Of John T. Markott
Sent: Thursday, October 20, 2005 2:12 PM
Subject: [VOIPSEC] ENUM an Peering agreements
Given the need for distributed call lookup between VoIP providers, it is
unclear how these organizations plan to enable global lookup. In the
absence of ENUM, will peering agreements prevail?
Through my research I've found providers with numerous domestic and
international peering agreements. But others, like Vonage, are blocking
call lookup from specific providers. And Skype who has a private p2p
network, does not allow peering over IP.
Obviously, call lookup databases are extremely valuable and are likely
follow the same guidelines as ISP peering agreements, i.e. smaller
providers paying for interconnection with a larger network. But it does
not seem logical that a telephone provider would keep their users and
phone numbers private. Isn't this counter productive? Afterall, why do
we have the whitepages?
In the future, will VoIP service providers be able to release these
records to ENUM or will they seek to protect these records by
establishing a private mesh of peering agreements?
John T. Markott
MSINFS Graduate Student
GA Inst. of Tech.
jmarkott at cc.gatech.edu
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