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Network mail meeting summary (RFC0469)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000003615D
Original Publication Date: 1973-Mar-08
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13
Document File: 9 page(s) / 17K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

M.D. Kudlick: AUTHOR

Abstract

The purpose of this RFC is to briefly summarize, from the NIC's viewpoint, the principal conclusions reached at the Network Mail Meeting held Friday, February 23 1973, at SRI-ARC.

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NWG/RFC#469 Michael D. Kudlick MDK (SRI-ARC)

NIC 14798 8-MAR-73

Network Mail Meeting Summary

Introduction

The purpose of this RFC is to briefly summarize, from the NIC's

viewpoint, the principal conclusions reached at the Network Mail

Meeting held Friday, February 23 1973, at SRI-ARC.

Please refer to RFC #475 (NIC 14919) for Abhay Bhushan's

comprehensive summary of the issues discussed at the meeting.

There is no major disagreement between the present RFC and RFC

#475.

RFC #453 (NIC 14317) contains background information on the

meeting.

RFC #479 (NIC 14948) describes what the NIC would like to see

included in the File Transfer Protocol for Network Mail purposes,

and also describes briefly how the NIC would use the information.

The present RFC is organized as follows:

Conclusions

Discussion

Attendees

Conclusions

Additional FTP mail requirements were decided upon. These would be

implemented as a new mail command, with the following subcommands:

TO

This field is explicitly allowed to contain multiple

addressees, with a standard syntax: user@host.

FROM

This field provides a return-address for notification of

undeliverable mail, as well as a clearcut identification of the

sender for the recipient's information..

NIC 14798 MDK 8-MAR-73 17:24 14798

AUTHOR

This field denotes the author of the mail. There may be

multiple authors

TITLE

The "title" (i.e. subject) of the mail is to be terminated by

period carriage return.

ACKNOWLEDEGMENT success / failure (time out) / normal

For use by the intermediate host, probably the NIC in most

cases, to tell the sender what happened to his attempt to send

mail. (Note: "normal" wasn't defined.)

RECORDED jnumber / null

Note: "jnumber" is the pre-assigned accession number (NIC

number), to be used when known.

The "RECORDED" subcommand provides for the option of having the

mail recorded. Information given with this subcommand would be

recognized at the NIC. Options are:

to be recorded (in NIC journal) only,

to be recorded and distributed,

to be distributed only.

This field would also be used to inform the recipient that the

mail has been recorded.

(In retrospect, it may be preferable to have a separate

command to inform the recipient of this fact, but no

decision on this was made at the 23-Feb-73 meeting.)

TYPE long / urgent / ordinary

This allows the recipient site to take whatever action it

thinks appropriate in storing the mail.

TEXT / FILE / CITATION

TEXT

This field is for the text of the mail message.

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