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Logging of Auto Actions Performed by a Message Store

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000108722D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-22
Document File: 1 page(s) / 54K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Bower, RA: AUTHOR [+5]

Abstract

This article describes a method for the creation and maintenance of a log of auto-actions that have been performed by a user's Message Store.

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Logging of Auto Actions Performed by a Message Store

       This article describes a method for the creation and
maintenance of a log of auto-actions that have been performed by a
user's Message Store.

      X.400 is the international standard for electronic message
handling systems, and as part of that standard a Message Store (MS)
object is defined.  The MS acts as a temporary repository for
messages sent to a user.  X.400 also defines certain auto-actions
that may be performed automatically on behalf of the user, without
any intervention necessary by the user.  However, X.400 does not
define any method of informing the user that any auto-actions have
been performed in their absence.

      The X.400 MS keeps its data in several information bases, e.g.,
delivery information base, delivery log, etc. These information bases
are maintained automatically by the MS when messages arrive at the MS
and modifications are made to the attributes of the entries in the
information bases e.g., change in entry status.  The key to each
entry in the various information bases is the entry's sequence
number. This sequence number is unique for every entry in every
information base, except that a log entry which relates to a primary
information object will have the same sequence number.  For example,
an entry in the delivery information base will have the same sequence
number as the log entry which corresponds to it in the delivery-log
information base.  Sequence numbers i...