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Recommendations for an X.500 Production Directory Service (RFC1803)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000004059D
Original Publication Date: 1995-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13
Document File: 6 page(s) / 14K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

R. Wright: AUTHOR [+6]

Abstract

This document contains a set of basic recommendations for a country- level X.500 DSA. These recommendations can only be considered a starting point in the quest to create a global production quality X.500 infrastructure. For there to be a true "production quality" X.500 infrastructure more work must be done, including a transition from the 1988 X.500 (plus some Internet extensions) to the 1993 X.500 standard (including the '93 replication and knowledge model). This document does not discuss this transition.

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Network Working Group R. Wright

Request for Comments: 1803 Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory

Category: Informational A. Getchell

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

T. Howes

University of Michigan

S. Sataluri

AT&T Bell Laboratories

P. Yee

NASA Ames Research Center

W. Yeong

Performance Systems International, Inc.

June 1995

Recommendations for an X.500 Production Directory Service

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.

Abstract

This document contains a set of basic recommendations for a country-

level X.500 DSA. These recommendations can only be considered a

starting point in the quest to create a global production quality

X.500 infrastructure. For there to be a true "production quality"

X.500 infrastructure more work must be done, including a transition

from the 1988 X.500 (plus some Internet extensions) to the 1993 X.500

standard (including the '93 replication and knowledge model). This

document does not discuss this transition.

1. Introduction

The ISO/CCITT X.500 Directory standard enables the creation of a

single world-wide Directory that contains information about various

types of information, including people. In the United States, in mid

1989 NYSERNet (the project was later taken over by Performance

Systems International - PSI) started a White-pages Pilot Project

(WPP). Several organizations in the US joined this project. The PSI

WPP provided the c=US root level master Directory System Agent (DSA)

where organizations that joined the pilot were connected. In

November 1990, the PARADISE project was started in Europe to provide

an international directory service across Europe with international

connectivity to the rest of the world. The PARADISE project also

operated the "root of the world" DSA that connected each of the

national pilots into a single world-wide Directory Information Tree

(DIT), enabling information about people a...