Accession Number : ADB151738

Title :   Analysis of X.400's Capabilities to Meet the Functional Requirements of the DMS.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. Jan-Sep 90,

Corporate Author : SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL CORP VIENNA VA

Personal Author(s) : Baker, Peter C. ; Dinolf, George W. ; Lewandowski, William

Report Date : DEC 1990

Pagination or Media Count : 83

Abstract : The purpose of this report is to examine the applicability of the X.400 protocols combined with various security devices to DoD Electronic Formal Message and E-Mail needs and systems. The organization of this report is that after introducing comments in Sections 1, 2, and 3 and a statement of study requirements in Section 4, a review of the X.400 Recommendations is presented in Section 5. Section 6 presents a functional overview of the AUTODIN system, while Section 7 compares the services presented by AUTODIN with the functions available under the X.400 recommendations. Chapter 8 discusses various security issues related to the Defense Messaging System and addresses how the X.400 Protocols fit with these security requirements. Following a Summary of the studies results and conclusions in Section 9, Section 10 makes recommendations for areas of further study. THis report concludes that the X.400 Protocols are a viable solution to the needs of the DMS, but expresses concerns about the maturity of these protocols at present.

Descriptors :   DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS, FUNCTIONS, REQUIREMENTS, SECURITY, SOLUTIONS(GENERAL), TELEPHONE SYSTEMS.

Subject Categories : Computer Systems
      Non-radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE