Electronic Numbering System

This page was created for use in my former classes. It is only occasionally updated resulting in many links being more of historical rather than current usefulness. Over time many links will suffer link rot.


ENUM is Convergence

ENUM (RFC 2916) is the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) protocol that will assist in the convergence of the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) and the IP network; it is the mapping of a telephone number from the PSTN to Internet services--telephone number in, URL out. ENUM was developed as a solution to the question of how to find services on the Internet using only a telephone number, and how telephones, which have an input mechanism limited to twelve keys on a keypad, can be used to access Internet services.

  1. Roundtable_on_Convergence.pdf
  2. Electronic Privacy Information Center   ENUM
  3. The Internet Engineering Task Force:    Telephone Number Mapping (enum) Charter
  4. International Telecommunication Union   ENUM
  5. ENUM Forum Website
  6. The ENUM World Reference page
  7. ENUM Global Services   The convergence of Telephony and IP Networks
  8. IP telephony technology finding wider acceptance
  9. ENUM robertshaw.info references to electronic numbering (ENUM).

Naming Authority Pointer Records (NAPTR) RFC2915

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