revised x.500 survey (Russ Wright) Fri, 12 April 1991 22:41 UTC

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From: (Russ Wright)
To: disi
Subject: revised x.500 survey


Enclosed is a revised draft that has been modified on the basis of
comments received through 4/11/91.  Please read it and send any last
comments or suggestions to Russ and Ruth by 4/15.  We will distribute
the survey on 4/16.

The survey recipient list includes:
   David Goodman <>;


	Ruth Lang  (
	Russ Wright (


		X.500 Implementation Survey
		    April 1991

Goal Of This Survey:

To gather information regarding currently available implementations of
X.500 including products, public domain and openly available

The Directory Information Services Infrastructure (DISI) working group
of IETF will produce an RFC/FYI that identifies existing
implementations of the X.500 standard.  This RFC/FYI will provide
information to the Internet community regarding the availability and
capability of X.500 implementations.  It will not specify a standard,
list IAB policy, or list IAB recommendations.  It will be similar in
intent, nature, and scope to the Network Management Tools Catalog (RFC
1147/FYI 2).

Instructions For Completing This Survey:

If you are an X.500 implementor or product representative, please
fill-out this survey using one form per application suite or named
application.  Return completed forms by April 26, 1991 to:

	Ruth Lang  (
	Russ Wright (

Questions regarding how to complete the survey may also be sent to
either Ruth Lang or Russ Wright.

The authors and the DISI working group thank you for your


	X.500 Product and Public Domain Implementation Survey
			    April 1991

	     Return completed forms by April 26, 1991 to:

	   	   Ruth Lang  (
	   	  Russ Wright (


<List the name of the X.500 implementation, DSA, DUA, or DUA interface
process.  Fill-out one form per named implementation.  If commercial,
indicate name trademark by "(tm)", e.g., GeeWhiz(tm).>


<Write a brief (less than 250 words) description of the application.
Include a list of Pilot projects in which the application is being


<State compliance with or describe any voids in implementation with
respect to both the '88 standard and the 88 OIW Implementation
Agreements.  E.g., '88 Standard: Search function or strong
authentication not yet implemented.>


<State which other DUAs and DSAs this implementation can interoperate
with; also state test suite (if any) used to test interoperability.>


<Warn the reader about any problems and/or advertise bug report email


<Warn the reader about possible side effects, any short comings, e.g.,
log file size and disk space requirements, a feature that works on one 
platform but not


<List environments in which this implementation is used.  Examples:
RFC 1006 with TCP/IP, TP0 or TP4 with X.25.>


<List hardware platforms this application runs on.  Also list any additional 
boards or processors required.  Include any suggested or required 
configuration options.  Example: GeeWhiz run on all models of Sun-3, Sun-4, 
Sun-386i, and on IBM PC/AT/XT and compatibles.>


<List operating systems, window systems, unbundled software packages,
etc. including version numbers.  Include any suggested or required 
configuration options.  Example: Distributed and supported for Sun OS 
version 4.0 and greater, and HP-UX version 7.0 and greater.>


<State "openly available" or "commercially available".  Describe how 
software is acquired.  If openly available, state distribution 
conditions/restrictions. Include company or institution name, and 
point(s) of contact for distribution, technical information, sales. 
State postal addresses and email addresses, phone and fax numbers as 


1) The "GeeWhiz DS" is commercially available from: 
	GeeWhiz International
	135 A St.	
	ATown, CA 94123
	Sales and Information: (415) 555-1212
	FAX: (415) 555-1234

2) "AllKnowing" is openly available via anonymous FTP from;
file /pub/ak.tar.Z.  Contact A. Professor at  Source 
code and executables can be freely distributed for non-commercial use.