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Naming scheme for c=US (RFC1218)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000002032D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-12
Document File: 19 page(s) / 38K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

North American Directory Forum: AUTHOR

Abstract

This is one of a series of documents produced for discussion within the North American Directory Forum. Distribution, with attribution, is unlimited. This document is being circulated for comment. The deadline for comments is July 1, 1991. Comments should be directed to the contact given on page 16.

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Network Working Group The North American Directory Forum

Request for Comments: 1218 April 1991

A Naming Scheme for c=US

Status of this Memo

This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does

not specify an Internet standard. Distribution of this memo is

unlimited.

Summary

This RFC is a near-verbatim copy of a document, known as NADF-123,

which has been produced by the North American Directory Forum (NADF).

The NADF is a collection of organizations which offer, or plan to

offer, public Directory services in North America, based on the CCITT

X.500 Recommendations. As a part of its charter, the NADF must reach

agreement as to how entries are named in the public portions of the

North American Directory. NADF-123 is a scheme proposed for this

purpose. The NADF is circulating NADF-123 widely, expressly for the

purpose of gathering comments. The next meeting of the NADF is in

mid-July, and it is important for comments to be received prior to

the meeting, so that the scheme may receive adequate review.

A Naming Scheme for c=US

The North American Directory Forum

NADF-123

Supercedes: NADF-103, NADF-71

March 21, 1991

ABSTRACT

This is one of a series of documents produced for discussion within

the North American Directory Forum. Distribution, with attribution,

is unlimited. This document is being circulated for comment. The

deadline for comments is July 1, 1991. Comments should be directed

1. Introduction

Computer networks form the infrastructure between the users they

interconnect. For example, the electronic mail service offered by

computer networks provides a means for users to collaborate towards

some common goal. In the simplest cases, this collaboration may be

solely for the dissemination of information. In other cases, two

users may work on a joint research project, using electronic mail as

their primary means of communication.

However, networks themselves are built on an underlying naming and

numbering infrastructure, usually in the form of names and addresses.

For example, some authority must exist to assign network addresses to

ensure that numbering collisions do not occur. This is of paramount

importance for an environment which consists of multiple service

providers.

2. Approach

It should be observed that there are several different naming

universes that can be realized in the Directory Information Tree

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