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Subject: Reply to More on implications of 22.2

Hello Steve and Kevin,
I just write to the list so you both know that you are not discussing this
issue alone, we're watching too!
The MHS-DS work has, in my view, the primary goal of easing the administration
of X.400 systems. It is of no use at all if we just move the problem to the
Directory administrators. Since the Directory is decoupled from the
real mail hosts and user accounts, it is much easier to have a messed up
Directory than a messed up user configuration on a mail host. And the
latter is already difficult enough.
I suggest that much care has to be taken to ease the administration.
The implementors of X.500 applications need to think a little bit harder
to offer fast reponses, but that's their hard luck, and there are much
less developers than mail and directory system administrators.

I think one of the problems of lacking envolvement of the MHS managers
in hte MHS-DS work is that we have a nice concept on paper but severely
lack any clear view on how to use this to ease the daily work, at the moment
it looks definitely as much more trouble.

Maybe I'm a little to negative because I'm growing too old and like to
stick to the configuration tables I (almost) understand in the mean time. ;-)

Kind regards,

Urs.