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ACAP -- Application Configuration Access Protocol (RFC2244)

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Original Publication Date: 1997-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-May-22

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

C. Newman: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

The Application Configuration Access Protocol (ACAP) is designed to support remote storage and access of program option, configuration and preference information. The data store model is designed to allow a client relatively simple access to interesting data, to allow new information to be easily added without server re-configuration, and to promote the use of both standardized data and custom or proprietary data. Key features include "inheritance" which can be used to manage default values for configuration settings and access control lists which allow interesting personal information to be shared and group information to be restricted.

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Network Working Group                                          C. Newman
Request for Comments: 2244                                      Innosoft
Category: Standards Track                                    J. G. Myers
                                                                Netscape
                                                           November 1997


           ACAP -- Application Configuration Access Protocol


Status of this Memo

   This document specifies an Internet standards track protocol for the
   Internet community, and requests discussion and suggestions for
   improvements.  Please refer to the current edition of the "Internet
   Official Protocol Standards" (STD 1) for the standardization state
   and status of this protocol.  Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (C) The Internet Society 1997.  All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

   The Application Configuration Access Protocol (ACAP) is designed to
   support remote storage and access of program option, configuration
   and preference information.  The data store model is designed to
   allow a client relatively simple access to interesting data, to allow
   new information to be easily added without server re-configuration,
   and to promote the use of both standardized data and custom or
   proprietary data.  Key features include "inheritance" which can be
   used to manage default values for configuration settings and access
   control lists which allow interesting personal information to be
   shared and group information to be restricted.

Newman & Myers              Standards Track                     [Page i]
RFC 2244                          ACAP                     November 1997

                           Table of Contents

Status of this Memo ...............................................    i
Copyright Notice ..................................................    i
Abstract ..........................................................    i
ACAP Protocol Specification .......................................    1
1.       Introduction .............................................    1
1.1.     Conventions Used in this Document ........................    1
1.2.     ACAP Data Model ..........................................    1
1.3.     ACAP Design Goals ........................................    1
1.4.     Validation ...............................................    2
1.5.     Definitions ..............................................    2
1.6.     ACAP Command Overview .................................