RIM proprietary protocols

Protocol

Description

ALP

The address lookup (ALP) protocol is a protocol that allows the transfer of contact lookup requests and the results between the BlackBerry® device and the appropriate destination device.

CICAL

The compressed Internet calendar (CICAL) protocol is a protocol that allows the transfer of calendar appointments back and forth between the appropriate destination service and the BlackBerry device. Meetings are sent using the email (CMIME) protocol.

CMIME

The compressed Multipurpose Internet Mail Extension (CMIME) protocol is a protocol that allows the transfer of email messages back and forth between the appropriate destination service and the BlackBerry device.

DFTP

The device file transfer (DFTP) protocol is a protocol that allows the BlackBerry device to exchange files with the local area network of the BlackBerry® Enterprise Server.

GME

The gateway message envelope (GME) protocol is a protocol that allows the transfer of compressed and encrypted data between the wireless network and BlackBerry devices. The protocol defines a routing layer that specifies the types of message contents allowed and the addressing information for the data. Gateways and routing components use this information to identify the type and source of the BlackBerry device data, and the appropriate destination service to route the data to.

IPPP

The IP proxy protocol (IPPP) is a protocol that allows the transfer of both TCP and HTTP packets between the appropriate destination service and the BlackBerry device.

OTAFM

The Over The Air Folder Management (OTAFM) protocol is a protocol that allows the user of a BlackBerry device to create and delete email message folders and to move messages between folders on a BlackBerry device or the appropriate destination service and have the changes performed on the other.

OTAKEYGEN

The wireless key generation (OTAKEYGEN) protocol is a protocol that allows the activation of users over the wireless network, between the appropriate destination service and the BlackBerry device.

Service Book protocol

The Service Book Protocol is a protocol that allows the transfer of service book information between the BlackBerry Enterprise Server and the BlackBerry device.

SRP

The Server Routing Protocol is responsible for communication between the BlackBerry Enterprise Server and the BlackBerry® Infrastructure.

SYNC

The synchronization (SYNC) protocol is a protocol that allows the transfer of packets containing organizer data, data changes, email message filters and email message signatures between the BlackBerry device and the BlackBerry Synchronization Service of the BlackBerry Enterprise Server.

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