IMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol) is a widely implemented protocol for email clients to access messages on a server, and allows messages to be stored and filed on a message server. Isode has launched its own IMAP server, M-Box, which also supports POP access. This white paper sets out why this product is an important part of Isode�s messaging strategy, and shows how it fits as a part of Isode�s overall Internet Messaging Solution.
Isode plans to add an XMPP Server to its product set, in order to provide presence and real time messaging services. XMPP is the Internet Standard eXtensible Messaging and Presence Protocol, sometimes referred to as Jabber. This paper sets out: why Presence and Real Time Messaging are important to Isode�s customers and markets, why XMPP, and not another technology, why Isode is building a product, rather than integrating with available XMPP servers and an outline of what Isode will be
AMHS is a complex system. Most of the functionality, like the engine in a good car, is hidden from the end user and simply provides a means to transport messages reliably. The user is not aware of the underlying technology and functionality. AMHS provides a complex addressing scheme, which is used in conjunction with the ATN Directory. Users need to address messages, and the complexity of the AMHS addressing has potential to make this difficult. This paper from Isode explains how AMHS and the
LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) is the Internet protocol for accessing a directory. LDAP also defines the ""information model"" of the directory being accessed. The paper looks at why an Internet Service Provider (ISP) or Mobile Provider would want to use LDAP and the benefits to an ISP of holding customer account information in an LDAP Directory. This paper published by Noretel Networks considers LDAP directories, and uses the term ""directory"" to mean LDAP directory. The paper
X.400 P7 is used in many ways and it would be impractical and confusing to test all combinations. This white paper summarizes the common usage models as full message fetching, list based on message status, empty mailbox, and large mailbox as archive, periodic fetch and auto-alert with immediate fetch. Message submission is done using a P7 client to M-Store X.400, which in turn submits to M-Switch X.400 using P3. Tests are done with multiple clients, and it is seen that additional clients
This paper from Isode looks at how messages can be handled to achieve message switching times of a few hundred milli-seconds, for both low and high volumes of traffic. The importance of Permanent Associations as a way of avoiding delays in opening a connection is described and consideration is given to Precedence Handling, describing techniques that ensure high precedence traffic gets optimum (low) latency. The paper explains why message pre-emption is not a useful approach and why DiffServ is
Isode provides a number of Web User Interfaces (UIs) that interact with its M-Vault directory servers, in support of both messaging and directory deployments. Two new UIs have been added as a part of the R14 release; a personal information administrator and a directory browser, both currently packaged as part of the Internet Messaging Administrator but which will change over time to become general purpose directory UIs. The first goal of this paper is to give a description of these new products,
The ATS message service is not used directly by the end user. Rather, it is the support infrastructure for a number of messaging applications, such as flight planning and meteorological data. These are the services which currently are usually provided by AFTN or CIDIN. End user requirements are driven by current and future applications that will run over the ATS Message Service. Key questions, are ""what applications can be supported"" and ""How well applications are supported (quality of
This paper from Isode has given an overview of the capabilities of Exchange X.400 Bridgehead, and shows how it provides a high reliability X.400 P1 connection capability for Exchange. X.400 Bridgehead for Microsoft Exchange (""X.400 Bridgehead"") is a new product from Boldon James, produced in collaboration with Isode. This paper describes the architecture of X.400 Bridgehead, and summarizes its key features. X.400 is generally used in environments with high reliability requirements. X.400
The responsibility of directory varies considerably in different Identity Management solutions. This includes: Systems where directory is a central and highly visible component, systems where directory is used, but is not really visible, systems that do not use directory. This paper assesses the role of directory in Identity Management, with specific focal point on functionality where an externally visible directory can play a part.