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Using the OSI Directory to achieve User Friendly Naming (OSI-DS 24 (v1.2)) (RFC1484)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000002312D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-12
Document File: 21 page(s) / 45K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

S. Hardcastle-Kille: AUTHOR

Abstract

The OSI Directory has user friendly naming as a goal. A simple minded usage of the directory does not achieve this. Two aspects not achieved are:

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Network Working Group S. Hardcastle-Kille

Request for Comments: 1484 ISODE Consortium

July 1993

Using the OSI Directory to achieve

User Friendly Naming

(OSI-DS 24 (v1.2))

Status of this Memo

This memo defines an Experimental Protocol for the Internet

community. It does not specify an Internet standard. Discussion and

suggestions for improvement are requested. Please refer to the

current edition of the "IAB Official Protocol Standards" for the

standardization state and status of this protocol. Distribution of

this memo is unlimited.

Abstract

The OSI Directory has user friendly naming as a goal. A simple

minded usage of the directory does not achieve this. Two aspects not

achieved are:

o A user oriented notation

o Guessability

This proposal sets out some conventions for representing names in a

friendly manner, and shows how this can be used to achieve really

friendly naming. This then leads to a specification of a format for

representing names, and to procedures to resolve them. This leads to

a specification which allows directory names to be communicated

between humans. The format in this specification is identical to

that defined in [HK93], and it is intended that these specifications

are compatible. Please send comments to the author or to the

discussion group: .

Table of Contents

1. Why a notation is needed...................................... 2

2. The Notation.................................................. 3

3. Communicating Directory Names................................. 8

4. Matching a purported name..................................... 9

4.1 Environment................................................... 10

4.2 Matching...................................................... 12

4.3 Top Level..................................................... 13

4.4 Intermediate Level............................................ 14

4.5 Bottom Level.................................................. 15

5. Examples...................................................... 15

6. Support required from the standard............................ 16

7. Support of OSI Services....................................... 16

8. Experience.................................................... 17

9. Relationship to other work.................................... 18

10. Issues........................................................ 19

11. References.................................................... 20

12. Security Considerations....................................... 21

13. Author's Address.............................................. 21

A. Pseudo-code for the matching algorithm ....................... 21

List of Figures

1. Example usage of User Friendly Naming..............