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I-D ACTION:draft-ietf-smime-domsec-05.txt

2000-05-30 03:27:17
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        Title           : Domain Security Services using S/MIME
        Author(s)       : T. Dean, W. Ottaway
        Filename        : draft-ietf-smime-domsec-05.txt
        Pages           : 8
        Date            : 26-May-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, or when a single 
domain wishes to communicate securely with one of its members residing
on an untrusted domain. The scenarios covered by this document are
domain to domain, individual to domain and domain to individual
communications. 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

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