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The Application Exchange Core (RFC3340)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000009219D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Aug-13
Document File: 41 page(s) / 75K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

M. Rose: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

This memo describes Application Exchange (APEX) Core, an extensible, asynchronous message relaying service for application layer programs.

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Network Working Group                                            M. Rose

Request for Comments: 3340                  Dover Beach Consulting, Inc.

Category: Standards Track                                       G. Klyne

                                                  Clearswift Corporation

                                                              D. Crocker

                                             Brandenburg InternetWorking

                                                               July 2002

                     The Application Exchange Core

Status of this Memo

   This document specifies an Internet standards track protocol for the

   Internet community, and requests discussion and suggestions for

   improvements.  Please refer to the current edition of the "Internet

   Official Protocol Standards" (STD 1) for the standardization state

   and status of this protocol.  Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2002).  All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

   This memo describes Application Exchange (APEX) Core, an extensible,

   asynchronous message relaying service for application layer programs.

Table of Contents

   1.      Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  2

   1.1     Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3

   1.2     Architecture at a Glance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4

   2.      Service Principles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5

   2.1     Modes of Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5

   2.2     Naming of Entities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6

   2.2.1   Comparing Endpoints  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7

   3.      Service Provisioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7

   3.1     Connection Establishment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7

   3.2     Authentication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8

   3.3     Authorization  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8

   3.4     Confidentiality  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8

   3.5     Relaying Integrity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8

   3.6     Traffic Analysis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  9

   4.      The APEX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  9

   4.1     Use of XML and MIME  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  9

   4.2     Profile Identification and Initialization  . . . . . . . . 10

   4.3     Message Syntax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Rose, et. al.               Standards Track            ®..