SMTP host number notation

30 Jul 87 14:19 EDT

SMTP RFC-821 defines a 'host number' that supplements the regular domain
name and internet address notation. For example, PERSON @ #354. (refer
to page 30 in the syntax for <element>, and to page 31 in the last

Does anyone know what this #host number is and where it comes from? Is
this a feature that is normally expected to be implemented in SMTP, or is
it a left-over from years past (NCP?). Any pointers will be appreciated.

Mike Sanders


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