Re: clarification on MTA AE-title

D.W.Chadwick@iti.salford.ac.uk Thu, 22 September 1994 17:11 UTC

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From: D.W.Chadwick@iti.salford.ac.uk
Date: 22 Sep 94 18:06
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Subject: Re: clarification on MTA AE-title
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   The A-Associate request and response (AARQ and AARE APDU's) of X.227
   include separate AP-title and AE-qualifier elements.  These combine to form
   AE-title elements.

   In the case where an MTA supports one application context and is
   defined by a single directory entry, having no subordinate applicationEntity
   entries, the AP-title element shall be specified as the full distinguished
   name of the MTA, and the AE-qualifier element shall be omitted. In the
   case where an MTA supports more than one application context, so it is
   defined as an applicationProcess entry with one or more subordinate
   applicationEntity entries, the AP-title element shall be specified as the
   full distinguished name of the applicationProcess entry, and the
   AE-qualifier element shall be specified as the relative distinguished name
   of the subordinate applicationEntity entry representing the selected
   application context.

This is precisely what I have been advising people for a long time for any OSI
application, including DSAs.
David