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A Catalog of Available X.500 Implementations (RFC1292)

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Original Publication Date: 1992-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2019-Feb-11

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

R. Lang: AUTHOR [+1]

Related Documents

10.17487/RFC1292: DOI

Abstract

The goal of this document is to provide information regarding the availability and capability of implementations of X.500. This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard.

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Network Working Group R. Lang Request for Comments: 1292 SRI International FYI: 11 R. Wright Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory Editors January 1992

A Catalog of Available X.500 Implementations

Status of this Memo

This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard. Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Abstract

The goal of this document is to provide information regarding the availability and capability of implementations of X.500. Comments and critiques of this document, and new or updated descriptions of X.500 implementations are welcome. Send them to the Directory Information Services Infrastructure (DISI) Working Group (disi@merit.edu) or to the editors.

1. Introduction

This document catalogs currently available implementations of X.500, including commercial products and openly available offerings. It contains descriptions of Directory System Agents (DSA), Directory User Agents (DUA), and DUA client applications. The latter can include such applications as browsers, DSA management tools, or lightweight DUAs that employ an application-level protocol to communicate with a DUA (which then in turn communicates with a DSA) to support user service. Section 2 of this document contains a listing of implementations cross referenced by keyword. This list will aid in identifying particular implementations that meet your criteria.

To compile this catalog, the DISI Working Group solicited input from the X.500 community by surveying several Internet mailing lists, including: iso@nic.ddn.mil, isode@nic.ddn.mil, osi-ds@cs.ucl.ac.uk, and disi@merit.edu.

DISI Working Group [Page 1]

RFC 1292 X.500 Catalog January 1992

Readers are encouraged to submit comments regarding both the form and content of this memo. New submissions are always welcome. Please direct input to the parties as described in the Status of this Memo section. DISI will produce new versions of this document when a suf- ficient number of changes have been received. This will be deter- mined subjectively by the DISI chairperson.

1.1 Purpose

The growth of existing X.500 pilot activities (e.g., White Pages Pilot Project) and the advent of new pilots (e.g., ARRNet Directory Services Project, NIST/GSA Pilot Project) are signals that X.500 is a viable directory service mechanism for the Internet community. A goal of DISI is to enable the continued growth of X.500 by lowering the lack-of-information barrier. This document takes one step toward that goal by providing an easily accessible source of information on X.500 implementations.

1.2 Scope

This document contains descriptions of either commercially or freely available X.500 implementations. It does not provide instructions on how to install, run, or manage these implementations. Because the needs and computing environments of each organization differ vastly, no recommendations are given. The descriptions and indices are provided to make the readers aware of existing options and to enable more informed...

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