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MaXIM-11 - Mapping between X.400 / Internet mail and Mail-11 mail (RFC2162)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000002719D
Original Publication Date: 1998-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13
Document File: 26 page(s) / 53K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

C. Allocchio: AUTHOR

Abstract

This document describes a set of mappings which will enable inter working between systems operating the ISO/IEC 10021 - CCITT (now ITU) X.400 Recommendations on Message Handling Systems, and systems running the Mail-11 (also known as DECnet mail or VMSmail) protocol. The specifications are valid both within DECnet Phase IV and DECnet/OSI addressing and routing scheme.

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Network Working Group C. Allocchio

Request for Comments: 2162 I.N.F.N. - Italy

Obsoletes: 1405 January 1998

Category: Experimental

MaXIM-11 - Mapping between X.400 / Internet mail

and

Mail-11 mail

Status of this Memo

This memo defines an Experimental Protocol for the Internet

community. It does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.

Discussion and suggestions for improvement are requested.

Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

Copyright (C) The Internet Society (1998). All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

This document describes a set of mappings which will enable inter

working between systems operating the ISO/IEC 10021 - CCITT (now ITU)

X.400 Recommendations on Message Handling Systems, and systems

running the Mail-11 (also known as DECnet mail or VMSmail) protocol.

The specifications are valid both within DECnet Phase IV and

DECnet/OSI addressing and routing scheme.

The complete scenario of X.400 / MIME / Mail-11 is also considered,

in order to cover the possible complex cases arising in multiple

gateway translations.

This document covers mainly the X.400 O/R address to/from Mail-11

address mapping and the RFC822 to/from Mail-11 ones; other mappings

are based on MIXER specifications. Bodypart mappings are not

specified in this document: MIXER and MIME-MHS specifications can be

applied to map bodyparts between X.400, MIME and Mail-11, too. In

fact MIME encoding can be used without modifications within Mail-11

text bodyparts.

This document obsoletes RFC 1405, which was a combined effort of

TERENA Working Group on Messaging, and the IETF X.400 Ops Working

Group. This update was prepared by IETF MIXER working group.

Chapter 1 - Introduction

1.1. X.400

The standard referred shortly into this document as "X.400" relates

to the ISO/IEC 10021 - CCITT 1984, 1988 and 1992 X.400 Series

Recommendations covering the Message Oriented Text Interchange

Service (MOTIS). This document covers the Inter Personal Messaging

System (IPMS) only.

1.2. Mail-11

Mail-11, also known as DECnet mail and often improperly referred as

VMSmail, is the proprietary protocol implemented by Digital Equipment

Corporation (DEC) to establish a real-time text messaging system

among systems implementing the DECnet Phase IV and DECnet/OSI (CLNS)

networking protocols.

1.3. RFC822 / MIME

RFC822 was defined as a standard for personal messaging systems

withi...