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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: 2019-Feb-14
Document File: 62 page(s) / 59K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

J. Postel: AUTHOR

Related Documents

10.17487/RFC0753: DOI

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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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PREFACE

This is the first edition of this specification and should be treated as a request for comments, advice, and suggestions. A great deal of prior work has been done on computer aided message systems and some of this is listed in the reference section. This specification was shaped by many discusions with members of the ARPA research community, and others interested in the development of computer aided message systems. This document was prepared as part of the ARPA sponsored Internetwork Concepts Research Project at ISI, with the assistance of Greg Finn...

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