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Subject: I-D ACTION:draft-ietf-ids-root-naming-01.txt
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A Revised Internet-Draft is available from the on-line Internet-Drafts directories. This draft is a work item of the Integrated Directory Services Working Group of the IETF. Title : Managing the X.500 Root Naming Context Author(s) : D. Chadwick Filename : draft-ietf-ids-root-naming-01.txt Pages : 14 Date : 09/23/1996 The X.500 Standard [X.500 93] has the concept of first level DSAs, whose administrators must collectively manage the root naming context through bi-lateral agreements or other private means which are outside the scope of the Standard. The NameFLOW-Paradise X.500 service has an established procedure for managing the root naming context, which currently uses Quipu proprietary replication mechanisms and a root DSA. The benefits that derive from this are twofold: - firstly it is much easier to co-ordinate the management of the root context information, when there is a central point of administration, - secondly the performance of one-level Search operations is greatly improved because the Quipu distribution and replication mechanism does not have a restriction that exists in the 1988 and 1993 Standard. The NameFLOW-Paradise project is moving towards 1993 ISO Standard replication protocols and wants to standardise the protocol and procedure for managing the root naming context which will be based on 1993 Standard protocols. Such a protocol and procedure will be useful to private X.500 domains as well as to the Internet X.500 public domain. It is imperative that overall system performance is not degraded by this transition. This document describes the use of 1993 ISO Standard protocols for managing the root context. Whilst the ASN.1 is compatible with that of the Standard, the actual settings of the parameters are supplementary to that of the Standard. Internet-Drafts are available by anonymous FTP. Login with the username "anonymous" and a password of your e-mail address. After logging in, type "cd internet-drafts" and then "get draft-ietf-ids-root-naming-01.txt". A URL for the Internet-Draft is: ftp://ds.internic.net/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-ids-root-naming-01.txt Internet-Drafts directories are located at: o Africa Address: ftp.is.co.za (184.108.40.206) o Europe Address: nic.nordu.net (220.127.116.11) Address: ftp.nis.garr.it (18.104.22.168) o Pacific Rim Address: munnari.oz.au (22.214.171.124) o US East Coast Address: ds.internic.net (126.96.36.199) o US West Coast Address: ftp.isi.edu (188.8.131.52) Internet-Drafts are also available by mail. Send a message to: email@example.com. In the body type: "FILE /internet-drafts/draft-ietf-ids-root-naming-01.txt". NOTE: The mail server at ds.internic.net can return the document in MIME-encoded form by using the "mpack" utility. To use this feature, insert the command "ENCODING mime" before the "FILE" command. To decode the response(s), you will need "munpack" or a MIME-compliant mail reader. Different MIME-compliant mail readers exhibit different behavior, especially when dealing with "multipart" MIME messages (i.e., documents which have been split up into multiple messages), so check your local documentation on how to manipulate these messages. For questions, please mail to Internet-Drafts@ietf.org Below is the data which will enable a MIME compliant mail reader implementation to automatically retrieve the ASCII version of the Internet-Draft.
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