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Internet Message Protocol (RFC0753)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000003801D
Original Publication Date: 1979-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13
Document File: 42 page(s) / 90K

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J. Postel: AUTHOR

Abstract

This document describes an internetwork message system. The system is designed to transmit messages between message processing modules according to formats and procedures specified in this document. The message processing modules are processes in host computers. Message processing modules are located in different networks and together constitute an internetwork message delivery system.

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March 1979

IEN: 85

RFC: 753

INTERNET MESSAGE PROTOCOL

Jonathan B. Postel

March 1979

Information Sciences Institute

University of Southern California

4676 Admiralty Way

Marina del Rey, California 90291

(213) 822-1511

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

PREFACE ........................................................ iii

1. INTRODUCTION ..................................................... 1

1.1. Motivation ................................................... 1

1.2. Scope ........................................................ 1

1.3. The Internetwork Environment ................................. 2

1.4. Operation .................................................... 2

1.5. Interfaces ................................................... 3

2. FUNCTIONAL DESCRIPTION ........................................... 5

2.1. Relation to Other Protocols .................................. 5

2.2. Terminology ................................................. 5

2.3. Assumptions .................................................. 6

2.4. General Specification ........................................ 7

2.5. Mechanisms .................................................. 11

3. DETAILED SPECIFICATION .......................................... 13

3.1. Overview of Message Structure ............................... 13

3.2. Data Elements ............................................... 13

3.3. Message Objects ............................................. 16

3.4. Command ..................................................... 23

3.5. Document .................................................... 31

3.6. Message Structure ........................................... 33

3.7. MPM Organization ............................................ 36

3.8. Interfaces .................................................. 39

4. EXAMPLES & SCENARIOS ............................................ 41

Example 1: Message Format ........................................ 41

Example 2: Delivery and Acknowledgment ........................... 43

GLOSSARY ............................................................ 49

REFERENCES .......................................................... 51

APPENDICES .......................................................... 53

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