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A Revised Catalog of Available X.500 Implementations (RFC1632)

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Original Publication Date: 1994-May-01
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A. Getchell: AUTHOR [+1]

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10.17487/RFC1632: DOI

Abstract

This document is the result of a survey that gathered new or updated descriptions of currently available implementations of X.500, including commercial products and openly available offerings. This document is a revision of RFC 1292. 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 A. Getchell Request for Comments: 1632 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory FYI: 11 S. Sataluri Obsoletes: 1292 AT&T Bell Laboratories Category: Informational Editors May 1994

A Revised Catalog of Available X.500 Implementations

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 is the result of a survey that gathered new or updated descriptions of currently available implementations of X.500, including commercial products and openly available offerings. This document is a revision of RFC 1292. We contacted each contributor in RFC 1292 and requested an update and published the survey template in several mailing lists and obtained new product descriptions.

This document contains detailed description of twenty six (26) X.500 implementations - DSAs, DUAs, and DUA interfaces.

1. Introduction

This document catalogs currently available implementations of X.500, including commercial products and openly available offerings. For the purposes of this survey, we classify X.500 products as,

DSA A DSA is an OSI application process that provides the Directory functionality,

DUA A DUA is an OSI application process that represents a user in accessing the Directory and uses the DAP to communicate with a DSA, and

DUA Interface A DUA Interface is an application process that represents a user in accessing the Directory using either DAP but supporting only a subset of the DAP functionality or a protocol different from DAP to communicate with a DSA or DUA.

IDS Working Group [Page 1]

RFC 1632 X.500 Catalog May 1994

Section 2 of this document contains a listing of implementations cross referenced by keyword. This list should aid in identifying implementations that meet your criteria.

To compile this catalog, the IDS 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 ietf-ids@umich.edu. We also contacted many people by telephone and sent the template to several individuals and mailed a floppy disk containing the survey template to a person who did not have Internet access.

Readers are encouraged to submit comments regarding both the form and content of this memo. New submissions are welcome. Please direct input to the Integrated Directory Services (IDS) Working Group (ietf-ids@umich.edu) or to the editors. IDS will produce new ver- sions of this document when a sufficient number of changes have been received. This will be determined by the IDS chairpersons.

1.1 Purpose

The Internet has experienced a steady growth in X.500 piloting activities. This document hopes to provide an easily accessible source of information on X.500 implementations for those who wish to consider X.500 technology for deploying a Directory service.

1.2 Scope

This document contains descriptions of both f...

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