Re: RFC1274 textEncodedORAddress

Brien.L.Wheeler@heckle.mitre.org Sat, 08 August 1992 14:12 UTC

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To: ren <ren@kowande.sics.bu.oz.au>
Cc: osi-ds@cs.ucl.ac.uk, Brien.L.Wheeler@heckle.mitre.org
Subject: Re: RFC1274 textEncodedORAddress
In-Reply-To: Your message of Wed, 05 Aug 92 09:30:58 +1000. <9208042331.AA09781@sicsds7.SICS.BU.OZ.AU>
Date: Wed, 05 Aug 92 09:49:43 -0400
From: Brien.L.Wheeler@heckle.mitre.org

> In RFC1274 - The Cosine and Internet X.500 Schema - section 9.3.2 says that
> the textEncodedORAddress attribute "...is intended for interim use only...".

> Why is this? 
> What other attribute can/should I use to indicate a users X.400 adddress?

You include "mhs-user" as an objectClass of the entry, and use the
"mhs-or-addresses" attribute to store addresses.  Unfortunately, this
method is still not perfect -- there is no linkage between multiple
O/R addresses and the values in the "mhs-deliverable-content-length"
and "mhs-deliverable-content-types" attributes.  That is, there is
no way to indicate that your O/R Address A can accept G3Fax and IA5
messages of any length, but your O/R Address B can only accept IA5
messages of length 80 (ASCII pagers anyone?).

     Brien