fixed survey

wright@lbl.gov (Russ Wright) Tue, 28 May 1991 15:49 UTC

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Date: Tue, 28 May 91 08:49:04
From: wright@lbl.gov (Russ Wright)
To: disi
Subject: fixed survey

The UCOM survey has been reformatted by the author.  Here it is.
        Russ


 NAME : UCOM.X 500 (tm)
        It  includes DSA, DUA  for end users  on TTY like  terminals, 
        an API which gives  acess to directory via DAP.  
        DUAs for graphical devices will be available in September


 ABSTRACT :
        UCOM.X is a  commercial product which offers services and
        protocols defined  in the X.500 recommendations of the CCITT (ISO
		  9594).  
        It is based on PIZARRO,  the research  prototype  developped at 
        INRIA by Christian Huitema's team.

	Some typical applications of UCOM.X 500:

        UCOM.X 500 is being used by La Poste (French Post) to manage
        distributed  applications. It  is  also involved  to control  
        document transfer within a large  French Hospital. 
        Distributed applications are built above UCOM.X 500 APIs.

        UCOM.X 500 is  evaluated by SITA (Airlines company network) to
        build up a private personal directory service.
        UCOM.X  500  is used  by  French  research centers  involved  in
        the PARADISE project (a COSINE project) which aims to interconnect
        various implementations of DSA at a European level.
        

COMPLETENESS
        UCOM.X 500  is fully conformant  to CCITT 88  recommendations. It
        also offers ACL and caching services. Classes, attributes and
		  syntaxes described in CCITT recommendations. Moreover, it is
		  possible to add new classes, attributes and syntaxes definition. 


INTEROPERABILTY 
        UCOM.X 500  design provides interoperability with other
        conformant  implemantations  of  X.500. 
        Interoperability  tests  are  under way within the PARADISE 
        project (e.g. QUIPU).


BUGS 
        UCOM.X 500 is a commercial product. As such, it is supported and 
        bugs are fixed  when detected. Bugs  reports can be  sent to our
        support team via electronic mail.
        

 CAVEATS AND GENERAL LIMITATIONS

        DIT structure  is stored in main memory. It  means that the order
        of magnitude of the number  of supported objects is 10 000. In 1992,
        100 000 objects will be supported.


INTERNETWORKING ENVIRONMENT 

        UCOM.X 500 works  under TCP/IP (RFC 1006) and under X.25 (TP 0).
        

HARDWARE PLATFORMS UCOM.X 500 works on :

        . Sun 3, Sun 4
        . RS 6000 (IBM)
        . P 9000 (Philips)
        . DEC machines
        . DPX 2000 (Bull)
        . HP 9000 300
        . IN 6000 (Siemens machines)
        . PC 386

        It can  be ported to any UNIX machines.  DUA will be available on
        PC-DOS with MS-Windows 3 by  the end of  the year. It will 
        be available on Macintosh next spring.


SOFTWARE PLATFORMS 

        UCOM.X 500  is portable on any  UNIX like operating systems
        It has been ported under :

          - AIX,
          - UNIX V.3
          - SUN O.S. 4
          - Ultrix
          - HP UX
          - BOS (Bull Operating System)
          - SPIX


AVAILABILITY UCOM.X is commercially available.

COMPANY CONTACTS

          . Dominique Fayet

                 E3.X
                 Tour Anjou
                 33 Quai de Dion Bouton
                 92 814 Puteaux CEDEX
                 FRANCE

                 Tel: (+33) 1 40 90 08 15
                 Fax: (+33) 1 47 74 58 87


          . Philippe Brun: phb@sync.fr