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Internet Message Protocol (RFC0759)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000003807D
Original Publication Date: 1980-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2019-Feb-14
Document File: 77 page(s) / 73K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

J. Postel: AUTHOR

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10.17487/RFC0759: DOI

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IEN: 113 RFC: 759 INTERNET MESSAGE PROTOCOL Jonathan B. Postel

August 1980 Information Sciences Institute University of Southern California 4676 Admiralty Way Marina del Rey, California 90291

(213) 822-1511

August 1980 Internet Message Protocol

TABLE OF CONTENTS

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

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

1.1. Motivation ................................................... 1 1.2. Scope ........................................................ 1 1.3. The Internetwork Environment ................................. 2 1.4. Model of Operation ........................................... 2 1.5. Interfaces ................................................... 4

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

2.1. Terminology .................................................. 5 2.2. Assumptions ................................................. 5 2.3. General Specification ........................................ 6 2.4. Mechanisms ................................................... 7 2.5. Relation to Other Protocols ................................. 10

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

3.1. Overview of Message Structure ............................... 13 3.2. Message Structure ........................................... 14 3.3. Identification .............................................. 15 3.4. Command ..................................................... 15 3.5. Document .................................................... 19 3.6. Message Objects ............................................. 20 3.7. Data Elements ............................................... 27

4. OTHER ISSUES .................................................... 35

4.1. Accounting and Billing ...................................... 35 4.2. Addressing and Routing ...................................... 36 4.3. Encryption .................................................. 37

5. The MPM: A Possible Architecture ............................... 39

5.1. Interfaces .................................................. 39 5.2. MPM Organization ............................................ 40

6. EXAMPLES & SCENARIOS ............................................ 45

Example 1: Message Format ........................................ 45 Example 2: Delivery and Acknowledgment ........................... 47

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August 1980 Internet Message Protocol Table Of Contents

7. SPECIFICATION SUMMARY ........................................... 55

7.1. Message Fields .............................................. 55 7.2. Deliver Message ............................................. 58 7.3. Acknowledge Message ......................................... 59 7.4. Probe Message ............................................... 61 7.5. Response Message ............................................ 62 7.6. Cancel Message ...........................................

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