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A Naming Scheme for c=US (RFC1255)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000002072D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-12
Document File: 20 page(s) / 49K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

The North American Directory Forum: AUTHOR

Abstract

Computer networks form the infrastructure between the users they interconnect, and networks 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.

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Network Working Group The North American Directory Forum

Request for Comments: 1255 September 1991

Obsoletes: RFC 1218

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-175,

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-175 represents the NADF's agreement

in this area.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction .......................................... 2

2 Approach .............................................. 2

2.1 Names and User-Friendliness ......................... 3

2.2 Choice of RDN Names ................................. 3

2.3 Outline of the Scheme ............................... 4

3 The Naming Process .................................... 4

3.1 Right-To-Use ........................................ 4

3.2 Registration ........................................ 6

3.3 Publication ......................................... 6

4 Structuring Objects ................................... 7

4.1 The National Level .................................. 7

4.2 The Regional Level .................................. 7

4.3 The Local Level ..................................... 9

4.4 ADDMD Operators ..................................... 10

4.5 Summary of Structuring Objects ...................... 11

5 Entity Objects ........................................ 12

5.1 Organizations ....................................... 12

5.1.1 Kinds of Organizations ............................ 12

5.1.2 Modeling Organizations ............................ 13

5.2 Persons ............................................. 14

6 Listing Entities ...................................... 15

6.1 Organizations ....................................... 15

6.2 Persons ............................................. 16

7 Usage Examples ........................................ 17

7.1 Organizations with National-Standing ................ 17

7.2 Organizations with Regional-Standing ................ 18

7.3 Organizations with Local-Standing ...........