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This draft is a work item of the S/MIME Mail Security Working Group of the IETF.
Title : Domain Security Services using S/MIME
Author(s) : T. Dean, W. Ottaway
Filename : draft-ietf-smime-domsec-04.txt
Pages : 8
Date : 08-Mar-00
This document describes how the S/MIME protocol can be processed and
generated by a number of components of a communication system, such as
message transfer agents, guards and gateways to deliver security
services. These services are collectively referred to as 'Domain
Security Services'. The mechanisms described in this document are
designed to solve a number of interoperability problems and technical
limitations that arise when different security domains wish to
communicate securely - for example when two domains use incompatible
messaging technologies such as X.400 and SMTP/MIME. This document is
also applicable to organisations and enterprises that have internal PKIs
which are not accessible by the outside world, but wish to interoperate
securely using the S/MIME protocol.
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