Update of RFC1292

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From: getchell@jasmine.nersc.gov (Arlene F. Getchell)
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Subject: Update of RFC1292

As you know we are working on updating RFC 1292 " A Catalog of Available
X.500 Implementations." We modified the survey form, after soliciting input 
on its format and content. We have tried to incorporate all the suggestions
received. The latest version of survey form is enclosed. We would appreciate
if you could take the time to look it over and bring your comments to the
DISI working group meeting at the IETF.


Arlene Getchell (getchell@es.net)
Sri Sataluri	(sri@qsun.att.com)

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                X.500 Implementation Survey

Goal Of This Survey:

To gather new or updated descriptions of currently available
implementations of X.500, including commercial products and openly
available offerings.

The Directory Information Services Infrastructure (DISI) working group
of the IETF plans to update RFC1292/FYI11 "A Catalog of Available X.500
Implementations". This RFC/FYI provides information to the Internet
community regarding the availability and capability of implementations
of X.500. It does not specify an Internet standard.

Instructions For Completing This Survey:

If you are an X.500 implementor or product representative with an X.500
implementation that did not appear in RFC1292, please fill-out this
survey using one form per application suite or named application.
Return completed forms by December 16, 1992 to:

        Arlene Getchell  (getchell@es.net)
        Sri Sataluri    (sri@qsun.att.com)

For implementations that currently appear in RFC1292, we will be
contacting the original authors individually to solicit updated

Questions regarding how to complete the survey may be sent to either
Arlene Getchell (getchell@es.net) or Sri Sataluri (sri@qsun.att.com).

We apologize for the duplicates received by those of you who are on
some or all the mailing list recipients of this message.  Please
feel free to pass this survey form to others who may have something to
contribute. The editors and the DISI working group thank you for your


	             X.500 Implementation Survey

             Return completed forms by December 16, 1992 to:

                  Arlene Getchell (getchell@es.net)
                  Sri Sataluri    (sri@qsun.att.com)


<List the name of the X.500 implementation, DSA, DUA, or DUA interface.
Fill-out one form per named implementation.  Implementations
with a registered trademark should show this by appending "(tm)", e.g.,


<Write a brief (less than 250 words) description of the application.
Specify clearly whether your implementation is a DSA, DUA or a DUA 
Interface. If your implementation is a DUA Interface, state which
Lightweight Protocol it uses (e.g. LDAP).>


<State compliance with respect to the 1988 CCITT Recommendations
X.500-X.521 [CCITT-88], specifically Section 9 of X.519, or the 1988
NIST OIW Stable Implementation Agreements [NIST-88].  E.g., 88 Standard
compliant:  Search function or strong authentication not yet

State if your implementation supports or plans to support the 1992
extensions to X.500.  If possible, indicate the projected date when
1992 extensions will be available in your implementation.

State if your implementation supports any of the proposed Internet 
Standards specified in RFCs 1274, 1276, and 1277 (see References).>


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


<Describe the level of connectivity your product can offer to the pilot
directory service operational on the Internet in North America, and to
pilots co-ordinated by the PARADISE project in Europe. Levels of
connectivity are: Not Tested, None, DUA Connectivity, and DSA


<Warn the reader about any known problems and/or instructions on how to
report bugs.>


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


<List environments in which this implementation is used.  Examples:
RFC1006 with TCP/IP, TP4 with CNLS, TP0 or TP4 with X.25, SLIP.>


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


<List operating systems, window systems, unbundled software packages,
etc. including version numbers required to run this application.
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 to
obtain the software. 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
ak.auniv.edu; file /pub/ak.tar.Z.  Contact A. Professor at
a_professor@auniv.edu.  Source code and executables can be freely
distributed for non-commercial use.>

<State the date you completed this survey form.>


[CCITT-88] CCITT, "Data Communications Networks Directory,"
Recommendations X.500-X.521, Volume VIII - Fascicle VIII.8, IXth
Plenary Assembly, Melbourne, November 1988.

[NIST-88] National Institute of Standards and Technology, "Stable
Implementation Agreements for Open Systems Interconnection Protocols,"
Version 2 Edition 1, NIST Special Publication 500-162, December 1988.

[RFC 1274]  Barker, P., and S. Kille, The COSINE and Internet X.500
Schema, University College, London, England, November 1991.

[RFC 1276]  Kille, S.,  Replication and Distributed Operations
extensions to provide an Internet Directory using X.500, University
College, London, England, November 1991.

[RFC 1277]  Kille, S.,  Encoding Network Addresses to support operation
over non-OSI lower layers, University College, London, England,
November 1991.