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Introduction to White Pages Services based on X.500 (RFC1684)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000002522D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-12
Document File: 8 page(s) / 21K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

P. Jurg: AUTHOR

Abstract

This document aims at organisations who are using local and global electronic communication on a day to day basis and for whom using an electronic White Pages Service is therefore indispensable.

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Network Working Group P. Jurg

Request for Comments: 1684 SURFnet bv

Category: Informational August 1994

Introduction to White Pages Services based on X.500

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

This document aims at organisations who are using local and global

electronic communication on a day to day basis and for whom using an

electronic White Pages Service is therefore indispensable.

The document provides an introduction to the international ITU-T

(formerly CCITT) X.500 and ISO 9594 standard, which is particularly

suited for providing an integrated local and global electronic White

Pages Service.

In addition a short overview of the experience gained from the

Paradise X.500 pilot is given. References to more detailed

information are included.

The document should be useful for managers of the above mentioned

organisations who need to get the necessary executive commitment for

making the address information of their organisation available by

means of X.500.

Table Of Contents

1. Introduction ................................................ 2

2. Concept of X.500 ............................................ 3

2.1 Directory Model ......................................... 3

2.2 Information Model ....................................... 4

3. Benefits of X.500 .......................................... 5

4. Organisational aspects of X.500(experience from Paradise) .. 6

5. Applications of X.500 ...................................... 8

6. References ................................................. 9

7. Security Considerations .................................... 10

8. Author's Address ........................................... 10

1. Introduction

Due to the tremendous growth and development of international

computer networks we have nowadays the possibility to overcome -

without having to travel - geographical distances when working

together with other people. Besides the possibility of using the

telephone we may use electronic data exchange to discuss working

documents, new ideas, plans or whatsoever. One of the most popular

means for this is electronic mail, which can be used to exchange

all kinds of electronic data: from informal pure text messages to

formatted and multi-media documents.

As the number of people connected to computer networks grows (and