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Background

AMHS uses X.400 addressing.
The basic addressing structure in X.400 is know as the O/R Name (Originator/Recipient Name). An O/R Name is composed of two elements, of which at least one must always be present:
An O/R Address.
This is a structured address, supported by all X.400 systems.
Directory Name.
This is the name of an entry in an X.500 directory, which represents the end user. The O/R address is structured in attribute value pairs, which supports message routing without directory and enables high flexibility in addressing structure and approach. AMHS allows any O/R address to be used, but for early deployments it is anticipated that most addresses will follow one of two specific forms, know as "XF" and "CAAS". Examples O/R Addresses:
  • /C=XX/A=ICAO/P=ED/O=AFTN/OU=EDDEZTZX/ (XF form)
  • /C=XX/A=ICAO/P=Aena/O=LECS/OU=LEMG/CN=LEMGZPZX/ (CAAS form)
It can be seen that these O/R Addresses bear some relationship to AFTN addresses, but not a simple algorithmic one.
Directory names are also attribute structured and are hierarchical, typically following a "Country, Organization, Common Name" hierarchy. For example:
  • Country=FR, Organization=LFCI, Common Name=LFCIZPZX
  • Country=FR, Organization=LFCI, Common Name=Operator
This structure is easier to understand than the O/R Address (because it does not need to include routing information) and can use values which are intuitive.
Further information can be obtained from [TBD].