Browse Prior Art Database

Recommendations for the Phase I Deployment of OSI Directory Services (X.500) and OSI Message Handling Services (X.400) within the ESNET Community (RFC1330)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000002153D
Original Publication Date: 1992-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-12

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

ESCC X.500/X.400 Task Force: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

1.1. Abstract and Introduction

This text was extracted from a ASCII document.
This is the abbreviated version, containing approximately 2% of the total text.

Network Working Group ESCC X.500/X.400 Task Force

Request for Comments: 1330 ESnet Site Coordinating Committee (ESCC)

Energy Sciences Network (ESnet)

May 1992

Recommendations for the Phase I Deployment of

OSI Directory Services (X.500) and

OSI Message Handling Services (X.400)

within the ESnet Community

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.

Overview

The Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) is a nation-wide computer data

communications network managed and funded by the United States

Department of Energy, Office of Energy Research (U.S. DOE/OER), for

the purpose of supporting multiple program, open scientific research.

ESnet is intended to facilitate remote access to major Energy

Research (ER) scientific facilities, provide needed information

dissemination among scientific collaborators throughout all ER

programs, and provide widespread access to existing ER supercomputer

facilities.

Coordination of ER-wide network-related technical activities over the

ESnet backbone is achieved through the ESnet Site Coordinating

Committee (ESCC). This committee is comprised of one technical

contact person from each backbone site, as well as some members of

the ESnet management and networking staff. As the need for new

levels of ESnet services arise, the ESCC typically creates task

forces to investigate and research issues relating to these new

services. Each task force usually results in a whitepaper which

makes recommendations to the ESnet community on how these services

should be deployed to meet the mission of DOE/OER.

This RFC is a near verbatim copy of the whitepaper produced by the

ESnet Site Coordinating Committee's X.500/X.400 Task Force.

Table of Contents

Status of this Document ....................................... 4

Acknowledgments ............................................... 4

1 Introduction ............................................... 5

1.1 Abstract and Introduction ................................ 5

1.2 Structure of this Document ............................... 5

2 X.500 - OSI Directory Services ............................. 6

2.1 Brief Tutorial ........................................... 6

2.2 Participation in the PSI White Pages Pilot Project ....... 7

2.3 Recommended X.500 Implementation ....