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Recommendations for the Phase I Deployment of OSI Directory Services (X.500) and OSI Message Handling Services (X.400) within the ESNET Community (RFC1330)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000002153D
Original Publication Date: 1992-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2019-Feb-11

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

ESCC X.500/X.400 Task Force: AUTHOR [+2]

Related Documents

10.17487/RFC1330: DOI

Abstract

This RFC is a near verbatim copy of the whitepaper produced by the ESnet Site Coordinating Committee's X.500/X.400 Task Force. This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard.

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Network Working Group ESCC X.500/X.400 Task Force Request for Comments: 1330 ESnet Site Coordinating Committee (ESCC) Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) May 1992

Recommendations for the Phase I Deployment of OSI Directory Services (X.500) and OSI Message Handling Services (X.400) within the ESnet Community

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.

Overview

The Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) is a nation-wide computer data communications network managed and funded by the United States Department of Energy, Office of Energy Research (U.S. DOE/OER), for the purpose of supporting multiple program, open scientific research. ESnet is intended to facilitate remote access to major Energy Research (ER) scientific facilities, provide needed information dissemination among scientific collaborators throughout all ER programs, and provide widespread access to existing ER supercomputer facilities.

Coordination of ER-wide network-related technical activities over the ESnet backbone is achieved through the ESnet Site Coordinating Committee (ESCC). This committee is comprised of one technical contact person from each backbone site, as well as some members of the ESnet management and networking staff. As the need for new levels of ESnet services arise, the ESCC typically creates task forces to investigate and research issues relating to these new services. Each task force usually results in a whitepaper which makes recommendations to the ESnet community on how these services should be deployed to meet the mission of DOE/OER.

This RFC is a near verbatim copy of the whitepaper produced by the ESnet Site Coordinating Committee’s X.500/X.400 Task Force.

Table of Contents

Status of this Document ....................................... 4 Acknowledgments ............................................... 4

ESCC X.500/X.400 Task Force [Page 1]

RFC 1330 X.500 and X.400 Plans for ESnet May 1992

1 Introduction ............................................... 5 1.1 Abstract and Introduction ................................ 5 1.2 Structure of this Document ............................... 5 2 X.500 - OSI Directory Services ............................. 6 2.1 Brief Tutorial ........................................... 6 2.2 Participation in the PSI White Pages Pilot Project ....... 7 2.3 Recommended X.500 Implementation ......................... 7 2.4 Naming Structure ......................................... 8 2.4.1 Implications of the Adoption of RFC-1255 by PSI ........ 9 2.4.2 Universities and Commercial Entities ................... 10 2.4.3 Naming Structure Below the o=<site> Level .............. 10 2.5 Information Stored in X.500 .............................. 13 2.5.1 Information Security ................................... 14 2.6 Accessing the X.500 Directory Service .................... 14 2.6.1 Directory Service via WHOIS ............................ 15 2....

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