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        MHS use of the Directory to support distribution lists

Status of this Memo

This document is an Internet Draft.  Internet Drafts are working
documents of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), its Areas,
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working documents as Internet Drafts.
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Internet Drafts may be updated, replaced, or obsoleted by other
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Please check the I-D abstract listing contained in each Internet Draft
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This document specifies a procedure for managing distribution lists
using the directory.  This is an extension of the mechanism defined in
X.400 [2].
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This draft document will be submitted to the RFC editor as a protocol
standard.  Distribution of this memo is unlimited.  Please send
comments to the authors or to the discussion group


Editor's Note: There has been suggestion to add function to support
    moderated lists.  Comments are solicited.

>>> I think this would be useful


Not all of these policy parameters are relevant to the RFC 822 model,
and it is recommend these are left to their ASN.1 default values.  The
>>> edit
parameters of particular note are described below.

priority This allows the priority if the original message to be
>>>                              ^^^^ of the
    overridden.  Typically, the priority of all messages will be set
    to low.


The basic operation of an X.400 distribution list is defined in X.402.
Each distribution lists is represented as an Entry in the Directory.
>>>              ^^^^^^ list
They will be given names relative to an Organisation or Organisational
Unit.  A set of sibling lists will usually be supported by a set of


If the attribute is omitted, this is interpreted as public rights:
that is any user may submit messages to the list
>>> that is, any