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Charting Networks in the X.500 Directory (RFC1609)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000002444D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-12
Document File: 12 page(s) / 28K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

G. Mansfield: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

There is a need for a framework wherein the infrastructural and service related information about communication networks can be made accessible from all places and at all times in a reasonably efficient manner and with reasonable accuracy. This document presents a model in which a communication network with all its related details and descriptions can be represented in the X.500 Directory. Schemas of objects and their attributes which may be used for this purpose are presented. The model envisages physical objects and several logical abstractions of the physical objects.

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Network Working Group G. Mansfield

Request for Comments: 1609 AIC Systems Laboratory

Category: Experimental T. Johannsen

Dresden University

M. Knopper

Merit Networks, Inc.

March 1994

Charting Networks in the X.500 Directory

Status of this Memo

This memo defines an Experimental Protocol for the Internet

community. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any

kind. Discussion and suggestions for improvement are requested.

Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Abstract

There is a need for a framework wherein the infrastructural and

service related information about communication networks can be made

accessible from all places and at all times in a reasonably efficient

manner and with reasonable accuracy. This document presents a model

in which a communication network with all its related details and

descriptions can be represented in the X.500 Directory. Schemas of

objects and their attributes which may be used for this purpose are

presented. The model envisages physical objects and several logical

abstractions of the physical objects.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2

2. Infrastructural information requirements 2

3. The Nature of the Network Map - The X.500 Solution 4

4. The hierarchical model of a network 5

4.1 Network maps 5

4.2 Representation in the X.500 Directory 6

5. Position in The Directory Information Tree(DIT) 7

6. Proposed Schemes 8

6.1 Communication Object Classes 9

6.2 Physical elements 10

6.2.1 Network 10

6.2.2 Node 11

6.2.3 NetworkInterface 12

6.3 Logical Elements 12

6.3.1 Network 13

6.3.2 Node 13

6.3.3 NetworkInterface 13

7. Security Considerations 14

8. Authors' Addresses 14

9. References ...