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Naming and Structuring Guidelines for X.500 Directory Pilots (RFC1617)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000002452D
Original Publication Date: 1994-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-12
Document File: 23 page(s) / 52K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

P. Barker: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Deployment of a Directory will benefit from following certain guidelines. This document defines a number of naming and structuring guidelines focused on White Pages usage. Alignment to these guidelines is recommended for directory pilots. The final version of this document will replace RFC 1384.

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Network Working Group P. Barker

Request for Comments: 1617 University College London

RARE Technical Report: 11 S. Kille

Obsoletes: 1384 ISODE Consortium

Category: Informational T. Lenggenhager

SWITCH

May 1994

Naming and Structuring Guidelines for X.500 Directory Pilots

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.

Abstract

Deployment of a Directory will benefit from following certain

guidelines. This document defines a number of naming and structuring

guidelines focused on White Pages usage. Alignment to these

guidelines is recommended for directory pilots. The final version of

this document will replace RFC 1384.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2

2. DIT Structure 3

2.1. Structure Rules 3

2.2. The Top Level of the DIT 3

2.3. Countries 4

2.4. Organisations 5

2.4.1. Directory Manager, Postmaster & Secretary 5

2.4.2. Depth of tree 6

2.4.3. Real World Organisational Structure 7

2.5. Multi-National Organisations 7

2.5.1. The Multi-National as a Single Entity 7

2.5.2. The Multi-National as a Loose Confederation 8

2.5.3. Loosely Linked DIT Sub-Trees 9

2.5.4. Summary of Advantages and Disadvantages of the

Above Approaches 9

3. Naming Style 10

3.1. Multi-Component Relative Distinguished Names 11

3.2. National Guidelines for Naming 11

3.3. Naming Organisation and Organisational Unit Names 11

3.4. Naming Human Users 12

3.5. Application Entities 13

4. Attribute Values 13

4.1. Basic Attribute Syntaxes 13

4.1.1. Printable String 14

4.1.2. IA5 String - T.50 14

4.1.3. Teletex String - T.61 14

4.1.4. Case Ignore String 14

4.1.5. Distinguished Name 14

4.2. Languages...