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Using the OSI Directory to achieve User Friendly Naming (OSI-DS 24 (v1.2)) (RFC1484)

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Original Publication Date: 1993-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2019-Feb-10
Document File: 25 page(s) / 30K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

S. Hardcastle-Kille: AUTHOR

Related Documents

10.17487/RFC1484: DOI

Abstract

This proposal sets out some conventions for representing names in a friendly manner, and shows how this can be used to achieve really friendly naming. This memo defines an Experimental Protocol for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard.

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Network Working Group S. Hardcastle-Kille Request for Comments: 1484 ISODE Consortium July 1993

Using the OSI Directory to achieve User Friendly Naming (OSI-DS 24 (v1.2))

Status of this Memo

This memo defines an Experimental Protocol for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard. Discussion and suggestions for improvement are requested. Please refer to the current edition of the "IAB Official Protocol Standards" for the standardization state and status of this protocol. Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Abstract

The OSI Directory has user friendly naming as a goal. A simple minded usage of the directory does not achieve this. Two aspects not achieved are:

o A user oriented notation

o Guessability

This proposal sets out some conventions for representing names in a friendly manner, and shows how this can be used to achieve really friendly naming. This then leads to a specification of a format for representing names, and to procedures to resolve them. This leads to a specification which allows directory names to be communicated between humans. The format in this specification is identical to that defined in [HK93], and it is intended that these specifications are compatible. Please send comments to the author or to the discussion group: <osi-ds@CS.UCL.AC.UK>.

Hardcastle-Kille [Page 1]

RFC 1484 User Friendly Naming July 1993

Table of Contents

1. Why a notation is needed...................................... 2 2. The Notation.................................................. 3 3. Communicating Directory Names................................. 8 4. Matching a purported name..................................... 9 4.1 Environment................................................... 10 4.2 Matching...................................................... 12 4.3 Top Level..................................................... 13 4.4 Intermediate Level............................................ 14 4.5 Bottom Level.................................................. 15 5. Examples...................................................... 15 6. Support required from the standard............................ 16 7. Support of OSI Services....................................... 16 8. Experience.................................................... 17 9. Relationship to other work.................................... 18 10. Issues........................................................ 19 11. References.................................................... 20 12. Security Considerations....................................... 21 13. Author’s Address.............................................. 21 A. Pseudo-code for the matching algorithm ....................... 21

List of Figures

1. Example usage of User Friendly Naming.......................... 18 2. Matching Algorithm............................................. 25

List of Tables

1. Local environment for private DUA.............................. 11 2. Local environment for US Public DUA..............

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