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Article 5114 (3 more) in comp.mail.misc: From: ajay@cs.Buffalo.EDU (Ajay Shekhawat) Subject: Internetworking Guide Message-ID: 59610@eerie.acsu.Buffalo.EDU Date: 13 Feb 91 19:44:21 GMT Sender: news@acsu.Buffalo.EDU Reply-To: ajay@cs.Buffalo.EDU ( Ajay Shekhawat ) Organization: University at Buffalo, Dept. of Computer Science Lines: 369 Nntp-Posting-Host: sybil.cs.buffalo.edu Originator: ajay@sybil.cs.Buffalo.EDU

Sometime ago I posted a query asking for the "Internetworking Guide". Someone sent me a copy, and I'm posting it here.

Methinks I'll make it a fortnightly/monthly posting, and if you have any updates, etc., send them over to me or the author.

Enjoy..

Ajay..

Ajay Shekhawat <Dept. of Comp. Sci., SUNY@Buffalo, Amherst, NY 14260> ajay@cs.Buffalo.EDU || ajay@sunybcs.BITNET || ajay@sunybcs.UUCP || 716.636.3180

——————————c-u-t—-h-e-r-e—————————– Inter-Network Mail Guide - Copyright 1990 by John J. Chew

$Header: netmail,v 1.12 90/07/06 20:38:28 john Exp $

For those of you who were wondering what happened to the June 1990 issue, there wasn't one, because of a lack of important changes to the data, and because I've been busy with other things. Even worse (:-), there will not be an August 1990 issue as I will be temporarily between net addresses as I take a nice long holiday between jobs on different continents. If you have information to add or requests for subscriptions, send them as usual to me at poslfit@gpu.UTCS.UToronto.CA and they should catch up to me with some delay wherever I end up. I'm off to enjoy my summer now, bye! – John

COPYRIGHT NOTICE

This document is Copyright 1990 by John J. Chew. All rights reserved. Permission for non-commercial distribution is hereby granted, provided that this file is distributed intact, including this copyright notice and the version information above. Permission for commercial distribution can be obtained by contacting the author as described below.

INTRODUCTION

This file documents methods of sending mail from one network to another. It represents the aggregate knowledge of the readers of comp.mail.misc and many contributors elsewhere. If you know of any corrections or additions to this file, please read the file format documentation below and then mail to me: John J. Chew poslfit@gpu.utcs.utoronto.ca. If you do not have access to electronic mail (which makes me wonder about the nature of your interest in the subject, but there does seem to be a small such population out there) you can call me during the month of July at +1 416 979 7166 between 11:00 and 24:00 EDT (UTC-4h) and most likely talk to my answering machine (:-).

DISTRIBUTION

(news) This list is posted monthly to Usenet newsgroups comp.mail.misc and

news.newusers.questions.

(mail) I maintain a growing list of subscribers who receive each monthly

issue by electronic mail, and recommend this to anyone planning to
redistribute the list on a regular basis.

(FTP) Internet users can fetch this guide by anonymous FTP as ~ftp/pub/docs/

internetwork-mail-guide on Ra.MsState.Edu (130.18.80.10 or 130.18.96.37)
[Courtesy of Frank W. Peters]

(Listserv) Bitnet users can fetch this guide from the Listserv at UNMVM.

Send mail to LISTSERV@UNMVM with blank subject and body consisting of
the line "GET NETWORK GUIDE".  [Courtesy of Art St. George]

HOW TO USE THIS GUIDE

Each entry in this file describes how to get from one network to another. To keep this file at a reasonable size, methods that can be generated by transitivity (A→B and B→C gives A→B→C) are omitted. Entries are sorted first by source network and then by destination network. This is what a typical entry looks like:

#F mynet
#T yournet
#R youraddress
#C contact address if any
#I send to "youraddress@thegateway"

For parsing purposes, entries are separated by at least one blank line, and each line of an entry begins with a `#' followed by a letter. Lines beginning with `# ' are comments and need not be parsed. Lines which do not start with a `#' at all should be ignored as they are probably mail or news headers.

#F (from) and #T (to) lines specify source and destination networks. If you're sending me information about a new network, please give me a brief description of the network so that I can add it to the list below. The abbreviated network names used in #F and #T lines should consist only of the characters a-z, 0-9 and `-' unless someone can make a very convincing case for their favourite pi character.

These are the currently known networks with abbreviated names:

applelink     AppleLink (Apple Computer, Inc.'s in-house network)
bitnet        international academic network
bix           Byte Information eXchange: Byte magazine's commercial BBS
bmug          Berkeley Macintosh Users Group
compuserve    commercial time-sharing service
connect       Connect Professional Information Network (commercial)
easynet       Easynet (DEC's in-house mail system)
envoy   Envoy-100 (Canadian commercial mail service)
fax           Facsimile document transmission
fidonet       PC-based BBS network
geonet        GeoNet Mailbox Systems (commercial)
internet      the Internet
mci           MCI's commercial electronic mail service
mfenet        Magnetic Fusion Energy Network
nasamail      NASA internal electronic mail
peacenet      non-profit mail service
sinet         Schlumberger Information NETwork
span          Space Physics Analysis Network (includes HEPnet)
sprintmail    Sprint's commercial mail service (formerly Telemail)
thenet        Texas Higher Education Network

#R (recipient) gives an example of an address on the destination network, to make it clear in subsequent lines what text requires subsitution.

#C (contact) gives an address for inquiries concerning the gateway, expressed as an address reachable from the source (#F) network. Presumably, if you can't get the gateway to work at all, then knowing an unreachable address on another network will not be of great help.

#I (instructions) lines, of which there may be several, give verbal instructions to a user of the source network to let them send mail to a user on the destination network. Text that needs to be typed will appear in double quotes, with C-style escapes if necessary.

#F applelink #T internet #R user@domain #I send to "user@domain@internet#" #I domain can be be of the form "site.bitnet", address must be <35 characters

#F bitnet #T internet #R user@domain #I Methods for sending mail from Bitnet to the Internet vary depending on #I what mail software is running at the Bitnet site in question. In the #I best case, users should simply be able to send mail to "user@domain". #I If this doesn't work, try "user%domain@gateway" where "gateway" is a #I regional Bitnet-Internet gateway site. Finally, if neither of these #I works, you may have to try hand-coding an SMTP envelope for your mail. #I If you have questions concerning this rather terse note, please try #I contacting your local postmaster or system administrator first before #I you send me mail – John Chew poslfit@gpu.utcs.utoronto.ca

#F compuserve #T fax #R +1 415 555 1212 #I send to "FAX 14155551212" (only to U.S.A.)

#F compuserve #T internet #R user@domain #I send to ">INTERNET:user@domain"

#F compuserve #T mci #R 123-4567 #I send to ">MCIMAIL:123-4567"

#F connect #T internet #R user@domain #I send to CONNECT id "DASNET" #I first line of message: "\"user@domain\"@DASNET"

#F easynet #T bitnet #R user@site #C DECWRL::ADMIN #I from VMS use NMAIL to send to "nm%DECWRL::\"user@site.bitnet\"" #I from Ultrix #I send to "user@site.bitnet" or if that fails #I (via IP) send to "\"user%site.bitnet\"@decwrl.dec.com" #I (via DECNET) send to "DECWRL::\"user@site.bitnet\""

#F easynet #T fidonet #R john smith at 1:2/3.4 #C DECWRL::ADMIN #I from VMS use NMAIL to send to #I "nm%DECWRL::\"john.smith@p4.f3.n2.z1.fidonet.org\"" #I from Ultrix #I send to "john.smith@p4.f3.n2.z1.fidonet.org" or if that fails #I (via IP) send to "\"john.smith%p4.f3.n2.z1.fidonet.org\"@decwrl.dec.com" #I (via DECNET) send to "DECWRL::\"john.smith@p4.f3.n2.z1.fidonet.org\""

#F easynet #T internet #R user@domain #C DECWRL::ADMIN #I from VMS use NMAIL to send to "nm%DECWRL::\"user@domain\"" #I from Ultrix #I send to "user@domain" or if that fails #I (via IP) send to "\"user%domain\"@decwrl.dec.com" #I (via DECNET) send to "DECWRL::\"user@domain\""

#F envoy #T internet #R user@domain #C ICS.TEST or ICS.BOARD #I send to "[RFC-822=\"user(a)domain\"]INTERNET/TELEMAIL/US #I for special characters, use @=(a), !=(b), _=(u), any=(three octal digits)

#F fidonet #T internet #R user@domain #I send to "uucp" at nearest gateway site #I first line of message: "To: user@domain"

#F geonet #T internet #R user@domain #I send to "DASNET" #I subject line: "user@domain!subject"

#F internet #T applelink #R user #I send to "user@applelink.apple.com"

#F internet #T bitnet #R user@site #I send to "user%site.bitnet@gateway" where "gateway" is a gateway host that #I is on both the internet and bitnet. Some examples of gateways are: #I cunyvm.cuny.edu mitvma.mit.edu. Check first to see what local policies #I are concerning inter-network forwarding.

#F internet #T bix #R user #I send to "user@dcibix.das.net"

#F internet #T bmug #R John Smith #I send to "John.Smith@bmug.fidonet.org"

#F internet #T compuserve #R 71234,567 #I send to "71234.567@compuserve.com" #I note: Compuserve account IDs are pairs of octal numbers. Ordinary #I consumer CIS user IDs begin with a `7' as shown.

#F internet #T connect #R NAME #I send to "NAME@dcjcon.das.net"

#F internet #T easynet #R HOST::USER #C admin@decwrl.dec.com #I send to "user@host.enet.dec.com" or "user%host.enet@decwrl.dec.com"

#F internet #T easynet #R John Smith @ABC #C admin@decwrl.dec.com #I send to "John.Smith@ABC.MTS.DEC.COM" #I (This syntax is for All-In-1 users.)

#F internet #T envoy #R John Smith (ID=userid) #C /C=CA/ADMD=TELECOM.CANADA/ID=ICS.TEST/S=TEST_GROUP/@nasamail.nasa.gov #C for second method only #I send to "uunet.uu.net!att!attmail!mhs!envoy!userid" #I or to "/C=CA/ADMD=TELECOM.CANADA/DD.ID=userid/PN=John_Smith/@Sprint.COM"

#F internet #T fidonet #R john smith at 1:2/3.4 #I send to "john.smith@p4.f3.n2.z1.fidonet.org"

#F internet #T geonet #R user at host #I send to "user:host@map.das.net" #I American host is geo4, European host is geo1.

#F internet #T mci #R John Smith (123-4567) #I send to "1234567@mcimail.com" #I or send to "JSMITH@mcimail.com" if "JSMITH" is unique #I or send to "John_Smith@mcimail.com" if "John Smith" is unique - note the #I underscore! #I or send to "John_Smith/1234567@mcimail.com" if "John Smith" is NOT unique

#F internet #T mfenet #R user@mfenode #I send to "user%mfenode.mfenet@nmfecc.arpa"

#F internet #T nasamail #R user #C postmaster@ames.arc.nasa.gov #I send to "user@nasamail.nasa.gov"

#F internet #T peacenet #R user #C support%cdp@arisia.xerox.com #I send to "user%cdp@arisia.xerox.com"

#F internet #T sinet #R node::user or node1::node::user #I send to "user@node.SINet.SLB.COM" or "user%node@node1.SINet.SLB.COM"

#F internet #T span #R user@host #C NETMGR@nssdca.gsfc.nasa.gov #I send to "user@host.span.NASA.gov" #I or to "user%host.span@ames.arc.nasa.gov"

#F internet #T sprintmail #R [userid "John Smith"/organization]system/country #I send to "/C=country/ADMD=system/O=organization/PN=John_Smith/DD.ID=userid/@Sp rint.COM"

#F internet #T thenet #R user@host #I send to "user%host.decnet@utadnx.cc.utexas.edu"

#F mci #T internet #R John Smith <user@domain> #I at the "To:" prompt type "John Smith (EMS)" #I at the "EMS:" prompt type "internet" #I at the "Mbx:" prompt type "user@domain"

#F nasamail #T internet #R user@domain #I at the "To:" prompt type "POSTMAN" #I at the "Subject:" prompt enter the subject of your message #I at the "Text:" prompt, i.e. as the first line of your message, #I enter "To: user@domain"

#F sinet #T internet #R user@domain #I send to "M_MAILNOW::M_INTERNET::\"user@domain\"" #I or "M_MAILNOW::M_INTERNET::domain::user"

#F span #T internet #R user@domain #C NETMGR@NSSDCA #I send to "AMES::\"user@domain\""

#F sprintmail #T internet #R user@domain #I send to "[RFC-822=user(a)domain @GATEWAY]INTERNET/TELEMAIL/US"

#F thenet #T internet #R user@domain #I send to UTADNX::WINS%" user@domain "

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