Re: Using X.500 to determine presentationAddresses

Edwards Reed <Ed.Reed@cinops.xerox.com> Fri, 07 May 1993 09:58 UTC

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Subject: Re: Using X.500 to determine presentationAddresses
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From: Edwards Reed <Ed.Reed@cinops.xerox.com>
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This is a topic near and dear to my heart, too.  We've used
our own X500-like directory service for this purpose for the past
decade (literally), and am finding all the local naming services
(NIS, Novell 3x, LanMan, etc) far from adequate.

Is your question directed principally at the location of such information
in a well organized DIT, or at something else?  Have you found
DASE adequate, otherwise, or are other semantics required?

I'd like to begin looking at placing my global, master NIS maps
into the DIT - services, rpc, groups, etc... - with the plan
to extract them at local sites for inclusion with local entries
ala DCE.  Is that rational?

Most important to me are such matters as User MTA assignments for
mail routing, etc, but those topics are under discussion in the
mhsds working group.

Perhaps we could start with a list of things to go into the
directory, and consider the database design from the requirements...

Ed Reed
Xerox