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A URN Namespace of Object Identifiers (RFC3001) Disclosure Number: IPCOM000005193D
Original Publication Date: 2000-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-May-17
Document File: 6 page(s) / 8K

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M. Mealling: AUTHOR


This document describes a Uniform Resource Names (URN) namespace that contains Object Identifiers (OIDs).

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Network Working Group                                        M. Mealling
Request for Comments: 3001                       Network Solutions, Inc.
Category: Informational                                    November 2000

                 A URN Namespace of Object Identifiers

Status of this Memo

   This memo provides information for the Internet community.  It does
   not specify an Internet standard of any kind.  Distribution of this
   memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2000).  All Rights Reserved.


   This document describes a Uniform Resource Names (URN) namespace that
   contains Object Identifiers (OIDs).

1. Introduction

   An Object Identifier is a series of digits delimited in some way.
   The rules roughly state that once an entity is assigned an Object
   Identifier (OID) it has sole discretion to further subdelegate off of
   that OID.  Some examples of OIDs include:

   o - the Internet OID
   o - IANA-assigned company OIDs, used for private MIBs
      and such things
   o - The Applications MIB
   o  0.9.2342.19200300.100.4 - Object ID's used in the directory pilot
      project to identify X.500 Object Classes.  Mostly defined in RFC-

   This document specifies the "oid" URN namespace [1].  This namespace
   is for encoding an Object Identifier as specified in ASN.1 [2] as a

   The namespace specification is for a formal namespace.

2. Specification Template

   Namespace ID:

      "oid" requested.

Mealling                     Informational                      [Page 1]
RFC 3001          URN Namespace of Object Identifiers      November 2000

   Registration Information:

      Registration Version Number: 1
      Registration Date: 2000-04-30

   Declared registrant of the namespace:

      I need help here.  I'm not comfortable being the 'registrant'.  So
      who do I actually put here?

      The ISO/IEC Joint Technical Committee 1 - SubCommittee 6 The
      actual real authority is the ASN.1 specification itself but at
      present SC6 is the committee that has the authority to interpret
      what that means.

   Declaration of structure:

      The NSS portion of the identifier follows the string encoding
      rules found in RFC 1778 Section 2.15 [3] which specifies a series
      of digits separated by a period with the most significant digit
      being at the left and the least significant being at the right.

      No changes are anticipated since Object Identifiers are fairly
      simple and have been standardized with no changes for many years.

   Relevant ancillary documentation:

      Relevant documentatio...