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DSA Metrics (OSI-DS 34 (v3)) (RFC1564)

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Original Publication Date: 1994-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2019-Feb-13
Document File: 21 page(s) / 23K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

P. Barker: AUTHOR [+1]

Related Documents

10.17487/RFC1564: DOI

Abstract

This document defines a set of criteria by which a DSA implementation may be judged. Particular issues covered include conformance to standards; performance; demonstrated interoperability. 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 P. Barker Request for Comments: 1564 University College London Category: Informational R. Hedberg Technical University Delft January 1994

DSA Metrics (OSI-DS 34 (v3))

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.

Abstract

This document defines a set of criteria by which a DSA implementation may be judged. Particular issues covered include conformance to standards; performance; demonstrated interoperability. The intention is that the replies to the questions posed provide a fairly full description of a DSA. Some of the questions will yield answers which are purely descriptive; others, however, are intended to elicit answers which give some measure of the utility of the DSA. The marks awarded for a DSA in each particular area should give a good indication of the DSA’s capabilities, and its suitability for particular uses.

Please send comments to the authors or to the discussion group <osi-ds@CS.UCL.AC.UK>.

Table of Contents

1. Overview 2 2. General Information 3 3. Conformance to OSI Standards 4 3.1 Directory protocols............................. 4 3.2 Implementors’ agreements and profiles ......... 6 3.3 Protocol stacks................................. 6 3.4 DIT structure ................................. 7 4. Other protocols 7 5. Extensions to the 1988 Standard 7 5.1 Schema ......................................... 7 5.2 Support for replication......................... 8 5.3 Support for access control ..................... 8 5.4 Miscellaneous ................................. 9 6. Miscellaneous characteristics 10

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RFC 1564 DSA Metrics January 1994

7. Management tools 11 7.1 Dynamic system management ..................... 11 7.2 Static system management ...................... 12 7.3 Data management................................. 12 8. Operational Use 12 9. Interoperability 12 10. Performance 13 10.1 Speed for various operations .................. 14 10.1.1 Bind ..................................... 14 10.1.2 List ..................................... 15 10.1.3 Search .................................. 15 10.1.4 Read ..................................... 16 10.1.5 Add entry................................. 16 10.1.6 Modify entry ............................. 16 10.1.7 Modify RDN .............................. 16 10.1.8 Query rate .............................. 17 10.2 The results..................................... 17 10.3 Environment used for benchmarking ............. 17 11. Security Considerations 21 12. Authors’ Addresses 21

1. Overview

The purpose of this document is to define some metrics by which DSA products can be measured. Such metrics are valuable as whilst an X.500 DSA must conform to the specification in the standard - this is a sine qua non - protocol conformance is not in itself the hallmark of a usable implementation. A DSA must perform operations...

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