MHS-DS (mhsds) Charter
NOTE: This charter is accurate as of the 31st IETF Meeting in San Jose. It
may now be out-of-date. (Consider this a "snapshot" of the working
group from that meeting.) Up-to-date charters for all active working
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- Kevin Jordan <Kevin.Jordan@cdc.com>
- Harald Alvestrand <Harald.T.Alvestrand@uninett.no>
Applications Area Director(s):
- John Klensin <Klensin@mail1.reston.mci.net>
- Erik Huizer <Erik.Huizer@SURFnet.nl>
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Description of Working Group
The MHS-DS Working Group works on issues relating to Message Handling
Services use of Directory Services. The message handling services are
primarily X.400, but issues relating to RFC 822 use of Directory and
Directory support for RFC 822 and X.400 interworking are in the scope of
the group. Directory and Directory Services refer to the services
based upon the CCITT X.500 recommendations and additional ISO
standards, stable implementation agreements, and RFCs, as specified by
the OSI-DS Working Group. The major aims of the MHS-DS Working Group
1. Define a set of specifications to enable effective, large-scale
deployment of X.400.
2. Study issues associated with supporting X.400 communities which lack
access to X.500 Directory, and define requirements for tools which: (a)
extract information from the X.500 Directory for use by non-X.500
applications, and (b) upload information into the X.500 Directory.
3. Coordinate a pilot project which deploys MHS information into the
X.500 Directory and uses it to facilitate mail routing and address
mapping. The results of this pilot will be documented, and experience
gained from the project will be fed back into the Internet
specifications created by the working group.
Goals and Milestones
- Provide a forum to discuss Directory support of Message Handling Services including the operational aspects of X.500 based routing in the Internet community and issues of migration from non-X.500 to X.500 based routing.
- Establish and maintain liaison relationships with similar groups working on X.400 and X.500, e.g., RRE Mail and Messaging Group, IETF OSI-DS Working Group, IETF X.400 Operations Working Group and the IETF MIME-MHS Working Group.
- Post an overview of MHS use of Directory as an Internet-Draft.
- Post a document on representing tables and subtees in the directory as an Internet-Draft.
- Post an Internet-Draft on representing the O/R Address hierarchy in the Directory Information Tree.
- Post an Internet-Draft on MHS use of Directory to support MHS Routing.
- Post as an Internet-Draft a document on the use of the directory to support mapping between X.400 and RFC822 addresses.
- Post as an Internet-Draft a document describing a simple profile for MHS use of Directory.
- Post as an Internet-Draft a document on the use of the Directory to support routing for RFC822 and related protocols.
- Submit as an Internet-Draft a document on MHS use of Directory to support MHS Context Conversion.
- Post as an Internet-Draft a document describing the use of the Directory to support distribution lists.
- Submit the set of MHS-DS documents to the IESG for consideration as Experimental and Informational documents.
No Request for Comments