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Naming Guidelines for the AARNet X.500 Directory Service (RFC1562)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000002396D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-12
Document File: 3 page(s) / 6K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

G. Michaelson: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

AARNet is a member network of the global Internet and participates in the global Internet X.500 based Directory Service. A number of RFC's have been issued that make recommendations that alter or supplement the OSI/ETU standards for X.500 [1]. In general, these RFCs will be followed by the AARNet Directory Service. However, in certain cases we wish to align ourselves with our national ISO body (Standards Australia) rather than the Internet where they conflict. In naming, we have chosen to align ourselves with Standards Australia and this document notes the difference in our approach to the Internet guidelines suggested in RFC 1384 [2].

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Network Working Group G. Michaelson

Request for Comments: 1562 The University of Queensland

Category: Informational M. Prior

The University of Adelaide

December 1993

Naming Guidelines for the AARNet X.500 Directory Service

Status of this Memo

This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo

does not specify an Internet standard of any kind. Distribution of

this memo is unlimited.

Background

This document is an AARNet (Australian Academic and Research Network)

Engineering Note (AEN-001). AARNet Engineering Notes are engineering

documents of the AARNet Engineering Working Group, and record current

or proposed operational practices related to the provision of

Internetworking services within Australia, and AARNet in particular.

Abstract

AARNet is a member network of the global Internet and participates in

the global Internet X.500 based Directory Service. A number of RFC's

have been issued that make recommendations that alter or supplement

the OSI/ETU standards for X.500 [1]. In general, these RFCs will be

followed by the AARNet Directory Service. However, in certain cases

we wish to align ourselves with our national ISO body (Standards

Australia) rather than the Internet where they conflict. In naming,

we have chosen to align ourselves with Standards Australia and this

document notes the difference in our approach to the Internet

guidelines suggested in RFC 1384 [2].

1. Introduction

The intended audience of this document is the administrators (or

potential administrators) of an X.500 Directory System Agent (DSA).

It is assumed that the reader is familiar with the relevant Internet

documents, especially RFC 1384.

2. The Australian X.500 domain

Standards Australia (SAA) have produced a document [3] that describes

the organisation of the Australian X.500 namespace. It is considered

that, as far as possible, we should align the AARNet Directory

Service with these requirements in order to provide a smooth

transition to an Australian Directory Service as ultimately the OSI

Registration Authority of Standards Australia has naming authority

for the DIT subtree underneath the node "c=AU".

The SAA document defines only two types of objects that can be placed

directly below the c=AU node in the DIT, organisations with

nationally recognised names and localities representing the states

and territories of the Commonwealth of Australia.

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