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Addrex.400 Originator/Recipient Address Format in Document Interchange Architecture

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000102717D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-17
Document File: 2 page(s) / 72K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Cavanaugh, CB: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Document Interchange Architecture (DIA) provides the architecture for electronic mail products used by a large part of IBM and IBM's customer base, while X.400 is the international standard governing interpersonal messaging. State-of-the-art electronic mail systems are required to exchange mail with other systems that have been developed by other manufacturers.

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Addrex.400 Originator/Recipient Address Format in Document Interchange Architecture

       Document Interchange Architecture (DIA) provides the
architecture for electronic mail products used by a large part of IBM
and IBM's customer base, while X.400 is the international standard
governing interpersonal messaging. State-of-the-art electronic mail
systems are required to exchange mail with other systems that have
been developed by other manufacturers.

      DIA mail cannot currently be directly interchanged with the
international public message-handling systems.  The ability to bid on
government contracts to supply computers and software will require
this capability in both the United States and other countries. These
requirements are stated in the Government Open Systems
Interconnection Profiles (GOSIP) issued by the various standards
authorities (e.g., NIST in the U.S.).  Thus, if a vendor does not
support the X.400 standard, then that vendor will not be able to
supply computer equipment for any government contract, or possibly
any government contractor.  Thus, it is vital that DIA include
architecture to support this international standard.

      One important part of the international standard is the method
in which users in the public message-handling system are addressed.
This method of addressing users is very different from the method
that is currently used in IBM's architecture.  The problem to be
addressed here is the provision in DIA for the capability to carry
electronic mail directly into and out of the international public
message-handling system.

      There are four different formats of the standard form of
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