MIME - X.400 Gateway (mixer)

NOTE: This charter is a snapshot of that in effect at the time of the 38th IETF Meeting in Memphis, Tennessee. It may now be out-of-date.


Urs Eppenberger <urs.eppenberger@switch.ch>

Applications Area Director(s): 

Keith Moore <moore+iesg@cs.utk.edu>
Harald Alvestrand <Harald.T.Alvestrand@uninett.no>

Area Advisor: 

Keith Moore <moore+iesg@cs.utk.edu>

Mailing Lists: 

General Discussion:ietf-mixer@innosoft.com
To Subscribe: mailserv@innosoft.com
In Body: subscribe ietf-mixer
Archive: ftp://ftp.innosoft.com/ietf-mixer/

Description of Working Group: 

RFC 1327 describes mappings to enable interworking between e-mail systems using RFC 822 and e-mail systems using CCITT X.400(88). RFC 1327 is a Proposed Standard and up for review. A specially formed review team has proposed to integrate RFC 1494, RFC 1495, and outcome of the NOTARY group (support for delivery notifications in SMTP) and align it with X.400(92). The name of the specification is MIXER which stands for Mime Internet X.400 Enhanced Relay. The working group will review the MIXER draft, refine it as needed and move the document to Proposed Standard. 

The goal is to concentrate the work in a single document.

Goals and Milestones:


Start working group, mailing list, and archive.


Submit Internet-Draft <draft-ietf-mixer-kille-00.txt.


Meet at Stockholm IETF. Review document, check that all comments from implementors, service providers, and users have been addressed.


Hold one day open review meeting at Richmind UK to eliminate spelling error, correct BNF as needed, etc.


Submit revision of Internet-Draft for final review and consensus.

Dec 95 

Hold meeting at Dallas IETF if needed.

Jan 96 

Submit Internet-Draft to IESG for consideration as a Proposed Standard.


· MIXER (Mime Internet X.400 Enhanced Relay): Mapping between X.400 and RFC 822/MIME 

· Mapping between X.400 and RFC-822/MIME Message Bodies 

· X.400 image body parts 

· A MIME body part for FAX 

· A MIME body part for ODA 

· Carrying PostScript in X.400 and MIME 

· MaXIM-11 - Mapping between X.400 / Internet mail and Mail-11 mail 

· Using the Internet DNS to Distribute MIXER Conformant Global Address Mapping (MCGAM) 

· Use of an X.500/LDAP directory to support MIXER address mapping

No Request For Comments 

Current Meeting Report

The Working Group did not meet. 


None Received