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Building an X.500 Directory Service in the US (RFC1943)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000004174D
Original Publication Date: 1996-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13
Document File: 18 page(s) / 48K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

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B. Jennings: AUTHOR

Abstract

This document provides definition and recommends considerations that must be undertaken to operate a X.500 Directory Service in the United States. This project is the work performed for the Integrated Directory Services Working Group within the Internet Engineering Task Force, for establishing an electronic White Pages Directory Service within an organization in the US and for connecting it to a wide-area Directory infrastructure.

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Network Working Group B. Jennings

Request for Comments: 1943 Sandia National Laboratory

Category: Informational May 1996

Building an X.500 Directory Service in the US

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 provides definition and recommends considerations that

must be undertaken to operate a X.500 Directory Service in the United

States. This project is the work performed for the Integrated

Directory Services Working Group within the Internet Engineering Task

Force, for establishing an electronic White Pages Directory Service

within an organization in the US and for connecting it to a wide-area

Directory infrastructure.

Establishing a successful White Pages Directory Service within an

organization requires a collaborative effort between the technical,

legal and data management components of an organization. It also

helps if there is a strong commitment from the higher management to

participate in a wide-area Directory Service.

The recommendations presented in the document are the result of

experience from participating in the Internet White Pages project.

Table of Contents

1.0 Introduction 2

1.1 Purpose of this Document 2

1.2 Introduction to Directory Services 2

2.0 The X.500 Protocol 4

2.1 Introduction 4

2.2 Directory Model 4

2.3 Information Model 5

2.4 Benefits and Uses for X.500 Directory Service 6

2.5 Other Applications of X.500 7

3.0 Legal Issues 8

3.1 Introduction 8

3.2 Purpose of the Directory 8

3.3 User Rights 9

3.4 Data Integrity 9

3.5 Protection of the Data 10

3.6 Conclusions 10

4.0 Infrastructure 11

4.1 Introduction 11

4.2 A Well Maintained Infrastructure ...