RFC 5031, "A Uniform Resource Name (URN) for Emergency and Other Well-Known Services", January 2008Source of RFC: ecrit (rai)
Errata ID: 6359
Publication Format(s) : TEXT
Reported By: Dale R. Worley
Date Reported: 2020-12-19
Rejected by: Barry Leiba
Date Rejected: 2020-12-22
Section 4.2, 7.2 says:
In section 4.2: The 'sos' service type describes emergency services requiring an immediate response, typically offered by various branches of the government or other public institutions.
It should say:
In section 4.2, add a reference: The 'sos' service type describes emergency services requiring an immediate response, typically offered by various branches of the government or other public institutions. [IRC] In section 7.2, add a reference: [IRC] Service Regulations annexed to the International Radiotelegraphic Convention, Berlin, 1906, section 6. a., article XVI. https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=hvd.32044103239133&view=1up&seq=36
The referenced section of the protocols of the convention is "Ships in distress make use of the following signal: . . . - - - . . . repeated at short intervals. ...".
Thanks for suggesting the reference, and it's interesting to have a source that shows where the "sos" term started.
It's not an error, though: the RFC is correct as published, and there was never an intent to cite a reference there. So as an errata report, this is rejected... with encouragement for interested readers to look at the historic reference.