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The Application Exchange (APEX) Access Service (RFC3341)

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Original Publication Date: 2002-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Aug-13
Document File: 27 page(s) / 47K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

M. Rose: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

This memo describes the Application Exchange (APEX) access service, addressed as the well-known endpoint "apex=access". The access service is used to control use of both the APEX "relaying mesh" and other APEX services.

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Network Working Group                                            M. Rose

Request for Comments: 3341                  Dover Beach Consulting, Inc.

Category: Standards Track                                       G. Klyne

                                                  Clearswift Corporation

                                                              D. Crocker

                                             Brandenburg InternetWorking

                                                               July 2002

             The Application Exchange (APEX) Access Service

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 (2002).  All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

   This memo describes the Application Exchange (APEX) access service,

   addressed as the well-known endpoint "apex=access".  The access

   service is used to control use of both the APEX "relaying mesh" and

   other APEX services.

Table of Contents

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

   2.  Use and Management of Access Information . . . . . . . . . . .  3

   2.1 Querying Access Information  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3

   2.2 Retrieval of Access Information  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4

   2.3 Update of Access Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5

   3.  Format of Access Entries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  9

   3.1 Finding the Appropriate Entry: Matching Owners and Actors  . . 11

   3.2 Creating and Updating Access Entries . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

   4.  The Access Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

   4.1 Use of XML and MIME  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

   4.2 The Query Operation  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

   4.3 The Get Operation  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

   4.4 The Set Operation  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

   4.5 The Reply Operation  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

   5.  Registration: The Access Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

   6.  The Access Service DTD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Rose, et. al.               Standards Track                     [Page 1]

RFC 3341     The Application Exchange (APEX) Access Service    July 2002

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