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A New Internet-Draft is available from the on-line Internet-Drafts directories.
This draft is a work item of the LDAP Service Deployment Working Group of the IETF.

	Title		: Practical guidance for naming and interconnectivity
	Author(s)	: C. Weider, M. Wahl, A. Brown
	Filename	: draft-ietf-lsd-nandi-00.txt
	Pages		: 8
	Date		: 10-Apr-98
	
There are existing communities of LDAP, X.500 and Whois++ servers
on the Internet.  An LDAPv3 server can be a part of one of more of
these communities.  LDAP directory services would benefit from
reduced naming conflicts and increased ability to locate servers
and information both within LDAP islands and between LDAP and
other communities.  This document recommends guidelines for naming
and interconnection of LDAP servers to enable the existence of
communities of a loosely coupled LDAP-based directory service that
can leverage the X.500 knowledge model and the existing
infrastructure of names from the Domain Name System (DNS).  This
will facilitate the establishment of a global naming plan and the
interconnection of a global directory.

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