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Naming Guidelines for the AARNet X.500 Directory Service (RFC1562)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000002396D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2019-Feb-13
Document File: 4 page(s) / 5K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

G. Michaelson: AUTHOR [+1]

Related Documents

10.17487/RFC1562: DOI

Abstract

This document is an AARNet (Australian Academic and Research Network) Engineering Note (AEN-001). AARNet Engineering Notes are engineering documents of the AARNet Engineering Working Group, and record current or proposed operational practices related to the provision of Internetworking services within Australia, and AARNet in particular. This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.

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Network Working Group G. Michaelson Request for Comments: 1562 The University of Queensland Category: Informational M. Prior The University of Adelaide December 1993

Naming Guidelines for the AARNet X.500 Directory Service

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.

Background

This document is an AARNet (Australian Academic and Research Network) Engineering Note (AEN-001). AARNet Engineering Notes are engineering documents of the AARNet Engineering Working Group, and record current or proposed operational practices related to the provision of Internetworking services within Australia, and AARNet in particular.

Abstract

AARNet is a member network of the global Internet and participates in the global Internet X.500 based Directory Service. A number of RFC’s have been issued that make recommendations that alter or supplement the OSI/ETU standards for X.500 [1]. In general, these RFCs will be followed by the AARNet Directory Service. However, in certain cases we wish to align ourselves with our national ISO body (Standards Australia) rather than the Internet where they conflict. In naming, we have chosen to align ourselves with Standards Australia and this document notes the difference in our approach to the Internet guidelines suggested in RFC 1384 [2].

1. Introduction

The intended audience of this document is the administrators (or potential administrators) of an X.500 Directory System Agent (DSA). It is assumed that the reader is familiar with the relevant Internet documents, especially RFC 1384.

Michaelson & Prior [Page 1]

RFC 1562 Naming Guidelines for the AARNet X.500 December 1993

2. The Australian X.500 domain

Standards Australia (SAA) have produced a document [3] that describes the organisation of the Australian X.500 namespace. It is considered that, as far as possible, we should align the AARNet Directory Service with these requirements in order to provide a smooth transition to an Australian Directory Service as ultimately the OSI Registration Authority of Standards Australia has naming authority for the DIT subtree underneath the node "c=AU".

The SAA document defines only two types of objects that can be placed directly below the c=AU node in the DIT, organisations with nationally recognised names and localities representing the states and territories of the Commonwealth of Australia.

It is intended to follow this scheme with one modification. The recommendation doesn’t indicate where ADMD and PRMD names should be registered and so these objects will be treated as for organisations with nationally recognised names.

3. Entries representing DSAs

The naming convention currently used by the Internet leads to a large amount of clutter due to organisational DSAs being named directly under the country node. The "normal" user of a directory service isn’t interested in the mechanics of the service and so the...

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