Another NEW survey!!!

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From: wright@lbl.gov (Russ Wright)
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Subject: Another NEW survey!!!

		X.500 Implementation Survey

NAME:

	HP X.500 Distributed Directory Software

	<Product To Be Named>

ABSTRACT:



HP's Distributed Directory Software is a fully distributed Directory
that supports both the DAP and DSP protocols, which were specified in
the 1988 CCITT/ISO X.500 documents.  Besides implementing the
standard, we have also put in proprietary access control and
replication.  These additional features will be migrated to the
standard definition at the time that they are stable.  Users are able
to define their own attributes, objects classes and DIT structure
rules.


In order to make this software easy to use a set of menu driven screens
have been provided.  There are easy to use data access and data
management screens.  For system administrators, these is also a set
for screens that are used to help configure the servers and manage the
schema. Startup and Shutdown utilities are also included.


For application developers an X/Open-APIA XDS API is provided, along with
some helper routines that help reduce development time.  The XDS API
includes the following functions:

			Bind
			Read
			Search
			Add
			Remove
			Unbind
			Version
	
A subset of the X/Open-APIA Object Management (XOM) functions are
available thru the interface.  The subset are those that are necessary
to perform the directory operations.

For bulk operations a batch interface is also available.



COMPLETENESS:
	
This software implements the 1988 X.500 CCITT/ISO Standard.  It fully
supports DAP and DSP, minus strong authentication.  By default it
contains all of the X.520 Attributes and the X.521 Syntaxes and Object
Classes.  Additionally, the Annex B DIT Structure can be enforced.

INTEROPERABILITY:

Interoperability testing will be undertaker as new X.500 products are
introduced into the market.


BUGS:

No major ones at this time.

CAVEATS and GENERAL LIMITATIONS:

This is pilot software for organizations who wish to learn about HP's
X.500 offering.


INTERNETWORKING ENVIRONMENT:

	TP0 or TP4 on 802.3 or X.25

HARDWARE PLATFORMS:

	HP-9000 800	Minicomputer
	HP-9000 300	Workstation
		with at least 8 M of internal memory
		with 9 M of available disk space for the software



SOFTWARE PLATFORMS:

	Distributed and Supported for HP-UX version 7.0.

AVAILABILITY: 

		  Limited Commercial Availability

For more information contact

In the U.S. call 1-800-752-0900.  Outside of the U.S. please contact
your local HP Sales Office.