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Schema for Representing CORBA Object References in an LDAP Directory (RFC2714)

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Original Publication Date: 1999-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13
Document File: 7 page(s) / 13K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

V. Ryan: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

CORBA [CORBA] is the Common Object Request Broker Architecture defined by the Object Management Group. This document defines the schema for representing CORBA object references in an LDAP directory [LDAPv3].

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Network Working Group V. Ryan

Request for Comments: 2714 R. Lee

Category: Informational S. Seligman

Sun Microsystems, Inc.

October 1999

Schema for Representing CORBA Object References in an LDAP Directory

Status of this Memo

This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does

not specify an Internet standard of any kind. Distribution of this

memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

Copyright (C) The Internet Society (1999). All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

CORBA [CORBA] is the Common Object Request Broker Architecture

defined by the Object Management Group. This document defines the

schema for representing CORBA object references in an LDAP directory

[LDAPv3].

1. Introduction

This document assumes that the reader has a general understanding of

CORBA.

Traditionally, LDAP directories have been used to store data. Users

and programmers think of the directory as a hierarchy of directory

entries, each containing a set of attributes. You look up an entry

from the directory and extract the attribute(s) of interest. For

example, you can look up a person's telephone number from the

directory. Alternatively, you can search the directory for entries

with a particular set of attributes. For example, you can search for

all persons in the directory with the surname "Smith".

CORBA applications require access to CORBA objects. Traditionally,

CORBA applications have used the COS Naming service for storage and

retrieval of CORBA object references. When deployed in environments

with a directory, CORBA applications should be able to use the

directory as a repository for CORBA object references. The directory

provides a centrally administered, and possibly replicated, service

for use by CORBA applications distributed across the network.

For example, an application server may use the directory for

"registering" CORBA objects representing the services that it

manages, so that a client can later search the directory to locate

those services as it needs.

The motivation for this document is to define a common way for

applications to store and retrieve CORBA object references from the

directory. Using this common schema, any CORBA application that

needs to read or store CORBA object references in the directory can

do so in an interoperable way.

Note that this schema is defined for storing CORBA "object

references," not CORBA objects in general. There might be other ways

to store CORBA objects in an LDAP directory but they are not covered

by this schema.

2. Representation of CORBA Object References

This document defines schema elements to represent a CORBA object

reference in LDAP directory. Applications in possession of a

reference to an object can invoke calls...