LDAP Schema for E-mail Routing (laser) Concluded WG

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WG Name LDAP Schema for E-mail Routing
Acronym laser
Area Applications Area (app)
State Concluded
Charter charter-ietf-laser-01 Approved
Dependencies Document dependency graph (SVG)
Personnel Chair John Beck

Charter for Working Group

The use of LDAP is becoming increasingly popular, and the demand for
mail transfer agents (MTAs) to be able to extract relevant information
is increasing along with it.  Of particular interest is settling upon a
common schema for local email routing.  LDAP will *not* be contacted for
routing e-mail until the MTA first determines that it is listed as an MX
or A record for the host named on the right hand side of the email
address.  The goal is to define which schema to use in requesting local
routing information (a.k.a. aliasing) from an LDAP directory service.

There are currently no such standards-track specifications under review
in the IETF.  There is draft-lachman-ldap-mail-routing-03.txt, which is
on track to become an Informational RFC; parts of this may be a good
start at a standards-track specification (the focus here is narrower
than in that draft). But competing proposals exist (I know of at least
one I-D in the works), so the time seems right for a BOF to discuss
whether an existing proposal is ready to move forward or if a working
group is merited.  I therefore propose that such a BOF be held at the
Orlando IETF meeting.


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