Network Working Group Michael D. Kudlick
RFC # 453 SRI-ARC
NIC # 14317 February 7, 1973
Meeting Announcement to Discuss a Network Mail System
The purpose of this RFC is to announce a meeting at SRI-ARC on the
Network Mail problem discussed at the January 1973 Principal
Investigators' Meeting in San Diego.
We have set the meeting for Thursday, February 22, 1973
, at 8:30
the SRI-ARC conference room. If a second day is is needed, Friday would
The agenda will include a discussion of the problem, and a discussion of
The goal of the meeting is to produce a clear definition of what the
solution ought to be, what steps have to be taken, and who should do
The results of the meeting will be published as an RFC for further
dialogue, as is done with other suggested protocols.
Aspects of the Problem
There are already several subsystems existing on the Network whose
function is to send and receive mail.
The principal problem is to coordinates and extend these subsystems so
a. uniform user and site identifications are used,
b. the File Transfer Protocol is utilized to allow mail to be
originated and distributed anywhere on the Network without
having to go through a central system.
c. there is an option for the sender to record the dialogue and
have it catalogued for others to read and reference, and
d. There is a way to handle mail for TIP users.