Marshall Rose (mrose@nrtc-gremlin)
Thu, 01 May 86 16:58:10 -0800
The big problem though is what goes between TCP-IP and X.400.
Where's the session and presentation stuff? This is what partially
motivated rfc983 - the iso/ccitt folks are spending the majority of
their time arguing about addressing, etc. (in general, things that
got solved fairly well 5 years ago!), and much less work is being
done on the application stuff. Since all our previous experience
tells us that doing the higher-level stuff is at least as hard as
the lower-level stuff, if you're doing iso/ccitt applications, the
rfc983 approach is a big win.
(that bit of soap-boxing aside,) I know that the EAN system,
originally from University of British Columbia, and now from Sydney
Development Corporation has a TCP/IP interface. John Demco
((firstname.lastname@example.org) is one of the principle gurus at UBC. Looking at
the NIC's HOST.TXT, I note that BBN-DIAMOND advertises TCP/X400 in
addition to TCP/MPM. I've been meaning to ask the Diamond wizards
about that, but haven't gotten around to it. If ISTC also has
something, I'd like to hear more.
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