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STIR Working Group Officially Formed to Work on Secure Caller ID For VoIP

Interested in working on an open standard for “secure Caller ID” for voice-over-IP (VoIP)? If so, the new “Secure Telephone Identity Revisited (STIR)” working group was just officially chartered within the IETF and the mailing list is open for all to subscribe. More information can be found at:


and the public mailing list (with both subscription info and the list archive) can be found at:


Back in July I wrote about the goals and background for the STIR effort in: “Can We Create A Secure Caller ID For VoIP?”. At the time, people interested in the topic were gathering at the IETF 87 meeting in Berlin, Germany, to decide whether there was enough interest in opening up this area of work within the IETF and whether the problem could in fact be addressed within the context of the IETF. That gathering at IETF 87 was successful and now an official “Working Group” has been formed.

As noted toward the bottom of the STIR charter, the Working Group has established some very aggressive milestones for their work and so you can expect to see very heavy mailing list discussion in the time ahead.

Like all IETF working groups, the mailing list is open to anyone to join and contribute. If you are interested in helping define an open standard for a secure method of origin identification for SIP-based VoIP, I would strongly encourage you to join in and help move the effort forward!

By Dan York, Author and Speaker on Internet technologies - and on staff of Internet Society

Dan is the Director, Online Content, for the Internet Society but opinions posted on CircleID are his own. View more of Dan’s writing and audio here.

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