High Quality Messaging and Electronic Commerce: Technical Foundations, Standards and Protocols


This is a technical guide to standards and prools like X.400 and SMTP for personal electronic mail and electronic commerce based on electronic data interchange (EDI). Security aspects are extensively treated. Part of the book includes results of a project of the European Commission (NOPROBLEMS).

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This is a technical guide to standards and prools like X.400 and SMTP for personal electronic mail and electronic commerce based on electronic data interchange (EDI). Security aspects are extensively treated. Part of the book includes results of a project of the European Commission (NOPROBLEMS).

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783642641831
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 7/31/2012
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1999
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 184
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.45 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction.- 2 The X.400 Series of Recommendations.- 2.1 The X.400 Standard 1984.- 2.1.1 Functional Model.- User Agent (UA).- Message Transfer System (MTS).- Message Transfer Agent (MTA).- 2.1.2 Message Structure.- 2.1.3 Management Domains.- 2.1.4 Naming and Addressing.- 2.1.5 The “ITU-T Service Concept”.- 2.1.6 Message System Types and Prools.- 2.1.7 Problems of X.400 1984.- No Mailbox (Message Store) Standard.- No Distributed Lists.- No Full OSI Stack.- No Distinction Between Name and Address.- Important Service Elements are not Included.- 2.2 The X.400 Standard 1988.- 2.2.1 New Definitions.- X.400 Series of Recommendations 1988.- F.400 Series of Recommendations 1988.- 2.2.2 The Functional Model.- Message Store.- Access Unit.- 2.2.3 Naming and Addressing.- Directory Names.- O/R Addresses.- O/R Names.- 2.2.4 New Features Introduced in MHS 1988.- Distribution Lists (DLs).- Security.- Use of a Directory.- Messaging System Types and Prools.- 2.2.5 Downgrading X.400 (88) to X.400 (84).- Service Irregularities.- Avoiding Downgrading.- Addressing.- General Approach.- Common Name.- Message Transfer System.- IPM Downgrading.- 2.3 The X.400 Standard 1992.- 2.3.1 F.400 Series of Recommendations 1992.- 2.3.2 X.400 Series of Recommendations of MHS 1992.- 2.4 The X.400 Standard 1996.- 2.5 Proposed Additions to the X.400 Functionality for Multimedia Messaging.- 2.6 Physical Access to the X.400 Service.- 2.6.1 Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN).- 2.6.2 Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN).- Relevant Standards on ISDN.- 2.6.3 Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM).- LAN Emulation (LANE).- Multiple Prool over ATM (MPOA).- 2.6.4 Packet Switched Data Networks (PSDN) X.25 and Frame Relay.- 2.6.5 Global System for Mobile Communication (GSM).- 3 Internet Mail.- 3.1 RFC 822: Standard for the Format of ARPA Internet Text Messages.- 3.1.1 Lexical Analysis of Messages.- General Description.- Long Header Fields.- Structure of Header Fields.- Unstructured Field-Bodies.- Structured Field-Bodies.- Header Field Definitions.- Lexical Tokens.- 3.1.2 Message Specification.- Syntax.- Forwarding.- Trace Fields.- Return-Path.- Received.- Originator Fields.- From/Resent-From.- Sender/Resent-Sender.- Reply-To/Resent-Reply-To.- Automatic Use of From/Sender/Reply-To.- Receiver Fields.- Reference Fields.- Other Fields.- 3.1.3 Date and Time Specification.- Syntax.- Semantics.- 3.1.4 Address Specification.- Syntax.- Semantics.- Domains.- Abbreviated Domain Specification.- Domain Terms.- Domain-Dependent Local Strings.- Balancing Local-Part and Domain.- Multiple Mailboxes.- Explicit Path Specification.- Reserved Addresses.- 3.2 RFC 821 Simple Mail Transfer Prool.- 3.2.1 The SMTP Procedures.- Mail.- Forwarding.- Verifying and Expanding.- Sending and Mailing.- Opening and Closing.- Relaying.- Domains.- Changing Rules.- 3.2.2 The SMTP Specifications.- SMTP Commands.- Numeric Order List of Reply Codes.- 3.3 SMTP Service Extensions.- 3.3.1 Framework for SMTP Extensions.- 3.3.2 The EHLO Command.- Required Changes to RFC 821.- Command Syntax.- Successful Response.- Failure Response.- Error Responses from Extended Servers.- Responses from Servers Without Extensions.- Responses from Improperly Implemented Servers.- 3.3.3 Initial IANA Registry.- 3.3.4 MAIL FROM and RCPT TO Parameters.- Error Responses.- 3.3.5 Received: Header Field Annotation.- 3.4 Delivery Status Notifications (DSN).- 3.4.1 Framework for the Delivery Status Notifications.- 3.4.2 The Delivery Status Notification Service Extension.- Additional Parameters for RCPT and MAIL Commands.- The NOTIFY Parameter of the ESMTP RCPT Command.- The ORCPT Parameter of the ESMTP RCPT Command.- The RET Parameter of the ESMTP MAIL Command.- The ENVID Parameter of the ESMTP MAIL Command.- Restrictions on the Use of DSN Parameters.- 3.5 Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME).- 3.5.1 MIME Header Fields.- 3.5.2 MIME-Version Header Field.- 3.5.3 Content-Type Header Field.- Content-Type Defaults.- 3.5.4 Content-Transfer-Encoding Header Field.- Content-Transfer-Encodings Semantics.- 3.5.5 Content-ID Header Field.- 3.5.6 Content-Description Header Field.- 3.5.7 Additional MIME Header Fields.- 3.6 Post Office Prool Version 3 (POP3).- 3.6.1 Introduction.- 3.6.2 Basic Operation.- 3.6.3 The AUTHORISATION State.- QUIT.- 3.6.4 The TRANSACTION State.- STAT.- LIST [msg].- RETR msg.- DELE msg.- NOOP.- RSET.- 3.6.5 The UPDATE State.- QUIT.- 3.6.6 Optional POP3 Commands.- TOP msg n.- UIDL [msg].- USER Name.- PASS String.- APOP Name D.- 3.6.7 Scaling and Operational Considerations.- 3.6.8 POP3 Command Summary.- Minimal POP3 Commands.- Optional POP3 Commands.- POP3 Replies.- Example POP3 Session.- Message Format.- 4 X.400-internet Mail Gateways.- 4.1 Introduction.- 4.2 MIME Internet X.400 Enhanced Relay (MIXER).- 4.2.1 Main Features.- X.400 Features That Cannot be Mapped.- MIXER Conformant Global Address Mapping (MCGAM).- MIME Body Parts.- Conversion Tables.- X.400-MIME Conversion Table.- MIME-X.400 conversion table.- 5 Directory Services.- 5.1 The X.500 Series of Recommendations.- 5.1.1 The X.500 Series of Recommendations 1988.- 5.1.2 The X.500 Series of Recommendations 1993.- 5.1.3 X.500 Functional Model.- 5.2 Lightweight Directory Access Prool (LDAP).- 6 Electronic Commerce and Electronic Data Interchange.- 6.1 The History of Electronic Commerce.- 6.2 Electronic Commerce Today.- 6.3 Electronic Data Interchange—An Introduction.- 6.3.1 Reasons for EDI.- 6.3.2 Benefits of EDI.- Increased Business Opportunities.- Reduced Inventory.- More Accurate Records and Decision-Making Information.- Lower Data Entry Costs.- Decreased Postal Mailing Costs.- Greater Customer Satisfaction.- Reduction in Order Time.- Better Cash Management.- 7 Standards for EDI Documents.- 7.1 United Nations Electronic Data Interchange for Administration, Commerce and Trade (UN/EDIFACT).- 7.1.1 Batch EDI.- Batch EDI Interchange Structure.- Batch EDI Message Within an Interchange.- 7.1.2 Interactive EDI.- I-EDI Interchange Structure.- I-EDI Message Within a Transaction.- 7.1.3 Elements of EDIFACT.- Data Elements.- Codes.- Composite Data Elements.- Segments.- 7.1.4 UN Standard Messages.- 7.1.5 UNTDID—A Collection of EDIFACT Directories.- 7.2 Differences and Mutualities Amongst the Different EDI Standards.- 8 Transportation of EDI Messages.- 8.1 EDI Message Transfer via Store-and-Forward Mechanisms.- 8.1.1 Benefits of Linked EDI/E-Mail Messaging.- 8.2 EDI Message Transfer via X.400.- 8.2.1 Using the P0 Prool to Transfer EDI Documents.- 8.2.2 Using the P2 Prool to Transfer EDI Documents.- 8.2.3 Using the P35 (Pedi) Prool to Transfer EDI Documents.- EDI Messaging System Model.- EDI Messaging Environment.- EDI Message Structure.- EDI Notifications.- EDI Message (EDIM) Responsibility and Forwarding.- The EDI Messaging System and Physical Delivery.- 9 Vulnerabilities and Security Requirements of EDI Messaging Environments.- 9.1 Vulnerabilities.- 9.2 Masquerade.- 9.3 Message Sequencing.- 9.4 Message Loss.- 9.5 Modification of Information.- 9.6 Repudiation.- 9.7 Leakage of Information.- 9.8 Manipulation of Information by EDIMG User.- 9.9 Security Requirements.- 9.9.1 Authentication.- 9.9.2 Data Confidentiality.- 9.9.3 Data Integrity.- 9.9.4 Non-repudiation.- 10 Cryptography and Key Management.- 10.1 Cryptography.- 10.1.1 Symmetric Encryption—Secret Key Cryptography.- Data Encryption Standard (DES).- Triple-DES.- RC2 and RC5.- International Data Encryption Algorithm (IDEA).- 10.1.2 Asymmetric Encryption—Public Key Cryptography.- RSA Public Key Algorithm.- 10.1.3 Conclusion.- 10.2 Key Management.- 10.2.1 Symmetric Keys.- 10.2.2 Public and Private Keys.- Trust and Public Keys.- 10.2.3 Conclusion.- 11 Security Mechanisms for EDI over X.400.- 11.1 Masquerade.- 11.2 Message Sequencing.- 11.3 Message Loss.- 11.3.1 Catastrophic Failure.- 11.3.2 EDI-MS Specific Message Loss.- 11.3.3 MTS Specific Message Loss.- 11.3.4 End-To-End Message Loss.- 11.4 Modification of Information.- 11.5 Repudiation.- 11.6 Leakage of Information.- 11.7 Manipulation of Information by EDIMG User.- 11.8 Additional Pervasive Mechanisms.- 11.8.1 Secure EDI-MS Audit Trail.- 11.8.2 Secure MT Audit Trail.- 11.8.3 EDI-MS Archive.- 11.8.4 MT Archive.- 12 Security Mechanisms for EDI over the Internet.- 12.1 E-Mail Encryption Prools.- 12.1.1 Secure Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (S/MIME).- 12.1.2 Pretty Good Privacy (PGP).- 12.1.3 MIME Security with Pretty Good Privacy (PGP/MIME).- 12.1.4 Privacy Enhanced Mail (PEM).- Originator Authentication.- Message Confidentiality.- Data Integrity.- 12.1.5 MIME Object Secure Services (MOSS).- 12.1.6 Message Secure Prool (MSP).- 13 EDI Naming, Addressing, and Use of a Directory.- 13.1 Introduction.- 13.2 EDI Naming.- 13.3 Suggested DIT Structure for EDI.- 13.4 Name Resolution.- 13.5 Authentication.- 13.6 Capabilities Assessment.

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