Extending X.500 Directory Functionality

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Date: Thu, 30 Apr 1992 13:08 -0800 (PST)
From: CAL@SLACVM.EARN
To: osi-ds@cs.ucl.ac.uk
Subject: Extending X.500 Directory Functionality
Message-ID: <9204301812.aa14322@NRI.Reston.VA.US>

 I having been looking into  putting some network information into
 my X.500 directory.  In particular I would like to have directory
 entries which contain a nodename,  ethernet address,  IP address,
 subnet information,  etc.,  and allow users to inquire via 'WHOIS
 node,nodename@WP' (or  the equivalent)   on any  system for  that
 information.
 
    It seems like a formidable task.  Is there some short cut that
 I am missing? I certainly have no problem formatting the informa-
 tion into a flat file for an EDB.   But I don't know what defined
 fields are available  to hold the information.    In addition,  I
 think I would have to modify  'whois.c' in the ISODE distribution
 kit to handle responses.  I am not sure even that would do it.  I
 do not have a  lot of time to do coding.   I  was really hoping I
 could simply add a new EDB file and make one or to quick configu-
 ration mods without modifying any code.  Is that possible?
 
 Thanks .... Connie Logg
  CAL@SLACVM.SLAC.STANFORD.EDU, 415-926-2879
  Stanford Linear Accelerator Center