Re: Yet another X.400 vs SMTP question

"Marco A. Hernandez" <mah@cren.net> Fri, 28 May 1993 14:28 UTC

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From: "Marco A. Hernandez" <mah@cren.net>
Subject: Re: Yet another X.400 vs SMTP question
To: Jon Crowcroft <J.Crowcroft@cs.ucl.ac.uk>
Cc: Jock Gill <jgill@nsf.gov>, OSI-DS <osi-ds@cs.ucl.ac.uk>
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On Fri, 28 May 1993, Jon Crowcroft wrote:

> 
> 
> Conceptually, MOTIS  and Internet Mail 
> provide very similar functionaility.  
> 
> SMTP + PEM + MIME + DNS MX Records and other useful internet services
> 
> X.400 + ODIF or other + X.500
> 
> However, in practice, although there are probably as many seperate
> implementations of each, in terms of tried, tested, fielded and
> operational systems, the Internet is at least 3 orders of magnitude
> ahead of any other protocol suite - the only thing close in terms of
> installed base of protocols is Novell, which does not as far as I'm
> aware include a Mail System as part of its applcations, being a simple
> low level file sharing mecahanism with concommittend low level (1-4)
> protocols largely (albeit well designed and engineered!).

NOVELL has an MHS (Message Handling System) as an option to its
NETWARE package.  They also provide an SMTP gateway for it.  I don't know
what protocol(s) the MHS stuff is based on though ?
 

Marco Hernandez