A Revised Catalog of Available X.500 Implementations (RFC1632)
Original Publication Date: 1994-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-12
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
A. Getchell: AUTHOR [+3]
A brief description of the application. This section may optionally contain a list of the pilot projects in which the application is being used.
Network Working Group A. Getchell
Request for Comments: 1632 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
FYI: 11 S. Sataluri
Obsoletes: 1292 AT&T Bell Laboratories
Category: Informational Editors
A Revised Catalog of Available X.500 Implementations
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.
This document is the result of a survey that gathered new or updated
descriptions of currently available implementations of X.500,
including commercial products and openly available offerings. This
document is a revision of RFC 1292. We contacted each contributor in
RFC 1292 and requested an update and published the survey template in
several mailing lists and obtained new product descriptions.
This document contains detailed description of twenty six (26) X.500
implementations - DSAs, DUAs, and DUA interfaces.
This document catalogs currently available implementations of X.500,
including commercial products and openly available offerings. For
the purposes of this survey, we classify X.500 products as,
A DSA is an OSI application process that provides the Directory
A DUA is an OSI application process that represents a user in
accessing the Directory and uses the DAP to communicate with a
A DUA Interface is an application process that represents a user
in accessing the Directory using either DAP but supporting only
a subset of the DAP functionality or a protocol different from
DAP to communicate with a DSA or DUA.
Section 2 of this document contains a listing of implementations
cross referenced by keyword. This list should aid in identifying
implementations that meet your criteria.
To compile this catalog, the IDS Working Group solicited input from
the X.500 community by surveying several Internet mailing lists,
including: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org,
and email@example.com. We also contacted many people by telephone
and sent the template to several individuals and mailed a floppy disk
containing the survey template to a person who did not have Internet
Readers are encouraged to submit comments regarding both the form and
content of this memo. New submissions are welcome. Please direct
input to the Integrated Directory Services (IDS) Working Group
(firstname.lastname@example.org) or to the editors. IDS will produce new ver-
sions of this document when a sufficient number of changes have been
received. This will be determined by the IDS chairpersons.
The Internet has experienced a steady growth in X.500 piloting
activities. This document hopes to provide an easily accessible
source of information on X.500 implementations for those who wish to
consider X.500 technology for deploying a Dire...