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RFC 1292

Network	Working	Group						 R. Lang
Request	for Comments: 1292			       SRI International
FYI: 11							       R. Wright
					    Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory
								 Editors
							    January 1992


	     A Catalog of Available X.500 Implementations

1.  Introduction

   This	document catalogs currently available implementations of X.500,
   including commercial	products and openly available offerings.  It
   contains descriptions of Directory System Agents (DSA), Directory
   User	Agents (DUA), and DUA client applications.  The	latter can
   include such	applications as	browsers, DSA management tools,	or
   lightweight DUAs that employ	an application-level protocol to
   communicate with a DUA (which then in turn communicates with	a DSA)
   to support user service.  Section 2 of this document	contains a
   listing of implementations cross referenced by keyword.  This list
   will	aid in identifying particular implementations that meet	your
   criteria.

   To compile this catalog, the	DISI Working Group solicited input from
   the X.500 community by surveying several Internet mailing lists,
   including: iso@nic.ddn.mil, isode@nic.ddn.mil, osi-ds@cs.ucl.ac.uk,
   and disi@merit.edu.








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RFC 1292 X.500 Catalog January 1992 Readers are encouraged to submit comments regarding both the form and content of this memo. New submissions are always welcome. Please direct input to the parties as described in the Status of this Memo section. DISI will produce new versions of this document when a suf- ficient number of changes have been received. This will be deter- mined subjectively by the DISI chairperson. 1.1 Purpose The growth of existing X.500 pilot activities (e.g., White Pages Pilot Project) and the advent of new pilots (e.g., ARRNet Directory Services Project, NIST/GSA Pilot Project) are signals that X.500 is a viable directory service mechanism for the Internet community. A goal of DISI is to enable the continued growth of X.500 by lowering the lack-of-information barrier. This document takes one step toward that goal by providing an easily accessible source of information on X.500 implementations. 1.2 Scope This document contains descriptions of either commercially or freely available X.500 implementations. It does not provide instructions on how to install, run, or manage these implementations. Because the needs and computing environments of each organization differ vastly, no recommendations are given. The descriptions and indices are provided to make the readers aware of existing options and to enable more informed choices. 1.3 Disclaimer Implementation descriptions were written by implementors and vendors, and not by the members of DISI. Although DISI has worked with the description authors to ensure readability, no guarantees can be made regarding the validity of descriptions or the value of said implementations. Caveat emptor. 1.4 Overview Section 1 contains introductory information. Section 2 contains a list of keywords, their definitions, and a cross reference of the X.500 implementations by these keywords. Section 3 contains the X.500 implementation descriptions. Section 4 lists the editors' addresses. DISI Working Group [Page 2]
RFC 1292 X.500 Catalog January 1992 1.5 Acknowledgments The creation of this catalog would not have been possible without the efforts of the description authors and the members of the DISI Working Group. The editors thank you for your hard work and constructive feedback. A special thanks is also extended to the members of the NOCTools Working Group. The "Network Management Tool Catalog" (RFC 1147) served as a valuable example. Bob Stine and Bob Enger made key suggestions that enabled us to learn from their experiences. The efforts of the editors were sponsored by Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Contract Number DACA76-89-D-0002 (Field Operational X.500 Project), and U. S. Department of Energy Contract Number DE-AC03-76SF00098. 2. Keywords Keywords are abbreviated attributes of the X.500 implementations. The list of keywords defined below was derived from the implementation descriptions themselves. Implementations were indexed by a keyword either as a result of: 1) explicit, not implied, reference to a particular capability in the implementation description text, or 2) input from the implementation description author(s). 2.1 Keyword Definitions This section contains keyword definitions. They have been organized and grouped by functional category. The definitions are ordered first alphabetically by keyword category, and second alphabetically by implementation name within keyword category. 2.1.1 Availability Available via FTAM Implementation is available using FTAM. Available via FTP Implementation is available using FTP. Commercially Available This implementation can be purchased. Free Available at no charge, although other restrictions may apply. DISI Working Group [Page 3]
RFC 1292 X.500 Catalog January 1992 Potentially Unavailable Implementation was not available at the time this document was written. Source Source code is available, potentially at an additional cost. 2.1.2 Implementation Type API Implementation comes with an application programmer's interface (i.e., a set of libraries and include files). DSA Only Implementation consists of a DSA only. No DUA is included. DSA/DUA Both a DSA and DUA are included in this implementation. DUA Light Weight Client Implementation is a DUA-like program that uses a non-OSI proto- col to satisfy X.500 requests. DUA Only Implementation consists of a DUA only. No DSA is included. 2.1.3 Internetworking Environment CLNP Implementation uses OSI CLNP. OSI Transport Implementation description specifies that OSI transport proto- cols are used but does not specify which one(s). RFC 1006 Implementation uses RFC 1006 with TCP/IP transport service. X.25 Implementation uses OSI X.25. DISI Working Group [Page 4]
RFC 1292 X.500 Catalog January 1992 2.1.4 Pilot Connectivity DUA Connectivity The DUA can be connected to the pilot, and information on any pilot entry looked up. The DUA is able to display standard attributes and object classes and those defined in the COSINE and Internet Schema. DSA Connectivity The DSA is connected to the DIT, and information in this DSA is accessible from any pilot DUA. 2.1.5 Miscellaneous Included in ISODE DUAs that are part of ISODE. Limited Functionality Survey states that the implementation has some shortcomings or intended lack of functionality, e.g., omissions were part of the design to provide an easy-to-use user interface. Needs ISODE ISODE is required to compile and/or use this implementation. X Window System Implementation uses the X Window System to provide its user interface. 2.1.5 Operating Environment 3Com Implementation runs on a 3Com platform. Apollo Implementation runs on an Apollo platform. Bull Implementation runs on a Bull platform. Cray Implementation runs on a Cray. DISI Working Group [Page 5]
RFC 1292 X.500 Catalog January 1992 DEC Ultrix Implementation runs under DEC Ultrix. HP Implementation runs on an HP platform. IBM (Non-PC and RISC) Implementation runs on some type of IBM, which is not a PC or UNIX workstation. IBM PC Implementation runs on a PC. IBM RISC Implementation runs on IBM's RISC UNIX workstation. MIPS Implementation runs on a MIPS RISC UNIX workstation. Macintosh Implementation runs on a Macintosh. Multiple Vendor Platforms Implementation runs on more than one hardware platform. Philips Implementation runs on a Philips platform. Siemens Implementation runs on a Siemens platform. Sun Implementation runs on a Sun platform. UNIX Implementation runs on a generic UNIX platform. Unisys Implementation runs on a Unisys platform. VMS Implementation runs under VAX/VMS. 2.2 Implementations Indexed by Keyword This section contains an index of implementations by keyword. You can use this list to identify particular implementations that meet your chosen criteria. DISI Working Group [Page 6]
RFC 1292 X.500 Catalog January 1992 The index is organized as follows: keywords appear in alphabetical order; implementations characterized by that keyword are listed alphabetically as well. Note that a "*" is used to indicate that the particular implementation, or feature of the implementation, may not be available at this time. For formatting purposes, we have used the following abbreviations for implementation names: UWisc (University of Wisconsin), HP X.500 DDS (HP X.500 Distributed Directory Software), IS X.500 DSA/DSAM, DUA(Interactive Systems' X.500 DSA/DSAM, DUA). 3Com Available via FTP X.500 DUA process DE DISH-VMS 2.0 API DIXIE Mac-ISODE Alliance OSI X.500 maX.500 Custos POD DCE/GDS psiwp DS-520, DS-521 QUIPU HP X.500 DDS ud IS X.500 DSA/DSAM, DUA VMS-ISODE Mac-ISODE Xdi OSI Access and Directory XLU OSI-DSA OSI-DUA Bull QUIPU UCOM X.500 UCOM X.500 VMS-ISODE VTT X.500 CLNP WIN/DS Cray OSI Version 2.0 Apollo DCE/GDS HP X.500 DDS VTT X.500 OSI Access and Directory OSI-DSA Available via FTAM OSI-DUA QUIPU DE VTT X.500 DISH-VMS 2.0 WIN/DS POD X.500 DUA process QUIPU Xdi XLU XT-DUA DISI Working Group [Page 7]
RFC 1292 X.500 Catalog January 1992 Commercially Available DSA/DUA Alliance OSI X.500 Alliance OSI X.500 Cray OSI Version 2.0 Cray OSI Version 2.0 DCE/GDS Custos Directory 500 Directory 500 DS-520, DS-521 DS-520, DS-521 HP X.500 DDS HP X.500 DDS IS X.500 DSA/DSAM, DUA IS X.500 DSA/DSAM, DUA OSI Access and Directory Mac-ISODE OSI-DSA OSI Access and Directory OSI-DUA QUIPU UCOM X.500 UCOM X.500 VTT X.500 VMS-ISODE WIN/DS VTT X.500 X.500 DUA process WIN/DS XT-DUA xwp [PSI] DUA Connectivity Cray DE DS-521 Cray OSI Version 2.0 OSI Access and Directory Xdi DEC Ultrix DUA Light Weight Client DCE/GDS QUIPU *MacDish UCOM X.500 DIXIE *xwp [UWisc] maX.500 psiwp DSA Only ud OSI-DSA DUA Only DSA Connectivity DE DISH-VMS 2.0 DS-520 OSI-DUA OSI Access and Directory POD psiwp SD X.500 DUA process Xds xdua XLU XT-DUA xwp [PSI] DISI Working Group [Page 8]
RFC 1292 X.500 Catalog January 1992 Free Limited Functionality xwp [UWisc] Custos Custos *MacDish DE POD DISH-VMS 2.0 psiwp DIXIE Xds Mac-ISODE xwp [PSI] maX.500 POD MIPS psiwp QUIPU Alliance OSI X.500 SD OSI Access and Directory ud QUIPU VMS-ISODE Xdi Macintosh Xds xdua Alliance OSI X.500 XLU DIXIE Mac-ISODE HP *MacDish maX.500 Alliance OSI X.500 psiwp HP X.500 DDS QUIPU QUIPU *UCOM X.500 UCOM X.500 Multiple Vendor Platforms IBM (Non-PC and RISC) Alliance OSI X.500 Alliance OSI X.500 Custos DCE/GDS IBM PC DS-520, DS-521 IS X.500 DSA/DSAM, DUA Alliance OSI X.500 POD *UCOM X.500 QUIPU *VTT X.500 SD xwp [UWisc] UCOM X.500 ud IBM RISC VTT X.500 WIN/DS DCE/GDS X.500 DUA process UCOM X.500 xdua XLU Included In ISODE XT-DUA xwp [PSI] POD xwp [UWisc] SD DISI Working Group [Page 9]
RFC 1292 X.500 Catalog January 1992 Needs ISODE RFC 1006 Custos Alliance OSI X.500 DE Cray OSI Version 2.0 DISH-VMS 2.0 Custos DIXIE DCE/GDS Mac-ISODE Directory 500 *MacDish DISH-VMS 2.0 POD DS-520, DS-521 psiwp IS X.500 DSA/DSAM, DUA SD Mac-ISODE VMS-ISODE OSI Access and Directory Xdi *OSI-DSA Xds *OSI-DUA xdua POD XLU QUIPU XT-DUA SD xwp [UWisc] UCOM X.500 VMS-ISODE OSI Transport VTT X.500 WIN/DS Alliance OSI X.500 Xdi Cray OSI Version 2.0 Xds Custos XLU DS-520, DS-521 XT-DUA IS X.500 DSA/DSAM, DUA QUIPU Siemens WIN/DS XT-DUA *UCOM X.500 Philips UCOM X.500 Potentially Unavailable MacDish DISI Working Group [Page 10]
RFC 1292 X.500 Catalog January 1992 Source UNIX DCE/GDS Custos DE DE DS-520, DS-521 DIXIE Mac-ISODE DS-520, DS-521 OSI-DSA IS X.500 DSA/DSAM, DUA OSI-DUA POD POD QUIPU psiwp SD QUIPU UCOM X.500 ud ud VMS-ISODE WIN/DS WIN/DS Xdi Xdi XLU Xds XT-DUA xdua xwp [PSI] XLU xwp [UWisc] Sun Unisys Alliance OSI X.500 OSI-DSA Custos OSI-DUA Directory 500 DIXIE VMS QUIPU UCOM X.500 DISH-VMS 2.0 ud VMS-ISODE VTT X.500 Xds X Window System xdua XT-DUA QUIPU SD WIN/DS X.500 DUA process Xdi Xds xdua XT-DUA xwp [PSI] xwp [UWisc] DISI Working Group [Page 11]
RFC 1292 X.500 Catalog January 1992 X.25 DCE/GDS Directory 500 DISH-VMS 2.0 HP X.500 DDS OSI Access and Directory OSI-DSA OSI-DUA QUIPU *UCOM X.500 VTT X.500 WIN/DS X.500 DUA process Xdi XT-DUA DISI Working Group [Page 12]
RFC 1292 X.500 Catalog January 1992 3. Implementation Descriptions In the following pages you will find descriptions of X.500 implemen- tations listed in alphabetical order. In the case of name colli- sions, the name of the responsible organization, in square brackets, has been used to distinguish the implementations. Note that throughout this section, the page header reflects the name of the implementation, not the date of the document. The descriptions fol- low a common format, as described below: NAME The name of the X.500 implementation and the name of the respon- sible organization. Implementations with a registered trademark indicate this by appending "(tm)", e.g., GeeWhiz(tm). LAST MODIFIED The month and year within which this implementation description was last modified. KEYWORDS A list of the keywords defined in Section 2 that have been used to cross reference this implementation. ABSTRACT A brief description of the application. This section may optionally contain a list of the pilot projects in which the application is being used. COMPLETENESS A statement of compliance with respect to the 1988 CCITT Recom- mendations X.500-X.521 [CCITT-88], specifically Section 9 of X.519, or the 1988 NIST OIW Stable Implementation Agreements [NIST-88]. INTEROPERABILITY A list of other DUAs and DSAs with which this implementation can interoperate. PILOT CONNECTIVITY Describes the level of connectivity it can offer to the pilot directory service operational on the Internet in North America, and to pilots co-ordinated by the PARADISE project in Europe. Levels of connectivity are: Not Tested, None, DUA Connectivity, and DSA Connectivity. BUGS A warning on known problems and/or instructions on how to report bugs. DISI Working Group [Page 13]
RFC 1292 X.500 Catalog January 1992 CAVEATS AND GENERAL LIMITATIONS A warning about possible side effects or shortcomings, e.g., a feature that works on one platform but not another. INTERNETWORKING ENVIRONMENT A list of environments in which this implementation can be used, e.g., RFC 1006 with TCP/IP, TP0 or TP4 with X.25. HARDWARE PLATFORMS A list of hardware platforms on which this application runs, any additional boards or processors required, and any special sug- gested or required configuration options. SOFTWARE PLATFORMS A list of operating systems, window systems, databases, or unbundled software packages required to run this application. AVAILABILITY A statement regarding the availability of the software (free or commercially available), a description of how to obtain the software, and (optionally) a statement regarding distribution conditions and restrictions. DISI Working Group [Page 14]
RFC 1292 Alliance OSI X.500 January 1992 NAME Alliance OSI(tm) X.500 Touch Communications Inc. LAST MODIFIED July, 1991 KEYWORDS API, Commercially Available, DSA/DUA, HP, IBM (Non-PC and RISC), MIPS, Macintosh, Multiple Vendor Platforms, OSI Transport, RFC 1006, Sun ABSTRACT Alliance OSI includes XDS (API), DUA, DSA and DIB all as separate components. Touch's X.500 products have been designed for complete portability to any operating system or hardware environment. The protocols include DAP and DSP of the OSI X.500 specification along with the required XDS, DUA, DSA and DIB components. In addition to X.500, Touch sup- plies other OSI protocol layers including: ROSE, ACSE, Presentation, Session and any of the OSI lower layers (Transport, Network along with RFC 1006). Touch also supplies other application layer proto- cols such as X.400, FTAM, CMIP (and general network management), etc. The Alliance OSI X.500 is compliant with the CCITT X.500 1988 Recom- mendations. The ROSE/ACSE/Presentation/Session stack can be option- ally provided by Touch. The DUA may represent a single user, or may represent a group of users. It may be attached to a given DSA within the same system but is also capable of invoking operations in Touch's or any other vendor's compliant DSA on a remote system. The binding operation requires the user to give a distinguished name and password in order for the Directory to identify the user. Once an association is esta- blished the user may invoke the following operations: READ, COMPARE, ABANDON, LIST, SEARCH, ADD_ENTRY, REMOVE_ENTRY, MODIFY_ENTRY, MODIFY_RDN. DISI Working Group [Page 15]
RFC 1292 Alliance OSI X.500 January 1992 Due to the fact that access to the physical disk is in most cases a blocking operation (synchronous) Touch has separated the database processing (I/O process) from the DSA protocol entity. This separa- tion allows the DSA entity to continue processing during the frequent database accesses from the DSA. The DSA supports all the Directory operations as specified in the CCITT X.500 specification. Chaining, Referral and Multicasting are provided and supported in the Alliance OSI DSA. The DSA supports all the service control options included in the operation command arguments. Filtering conditions are sup- ported via the FILTER in the SEARCH operation. The Alliance OSI X.500 product supports all the NIST defined manda- tory X.500 and X.400 object classes and attributes. Alliance OSI X.500 supports all the mandatory Directory attribute types (and their associated abstract syntaxes) in the NIST Directory implementation profile. Touch has extended the Directory and allows users to define private attributes. This means that a user can util- ize the Alliance OSI Directory for a general purpose, user defined database activity. Touch provides a full set of administration and Directory management facilities. Touch is in the process of integrating the X.500 product with the Worldtalk 400 product. Worldtalk 400 is Touch's end user X.400 mes- sage switch, providing gateways between proprietary mail systems (SMTP, Microsoft Mail, MHS, cc:mail, etc.) and X.400. X.500 is a key component for a messaging network. COMPLETENESS Strong Authentication is not supported however Simple Authentication is supported. INTEROPERABILITY No interoperability testing has been completed as of yet. PILOT CONNECTIVITY Numerous OEMs are using the Alliance OSI X.500 product in product development as well as in pilot networks. BUGS N/A DISI Working Group [Page 16]
RFC 1292 Alliance OSI X.500 January 1992 CAVEATS AND GENERAL LIMITATIONS Currently the Alliance OSI X.500 DIB has only been validated within a UNIX File System. The protocol components are portable as is the interface between the DSA and the DIB. INTERNETWORKING ENVIRONMENT Alliance OSI X.500 can be utilized over TCP/IP and/or OSI Transport on LANs and WANs. Currently X.500 has only been verified over OSI, however other Alliance OSI application layers have been configured over a RFC 1006 which is available as part of the Alliance OSI pro- duct line. HARDWARE PLATFORMS Alliance OSI has been ported to numerous platforms ranging from IBM Mainframes MVS to Apple Macintosh. For UNIX environments Touch has portations for 386 AT/Bus, SUN-3 and 4, Mips, and HP. SOFTWARE PLATFORMS As stated above, the Alliance OSI product have been ported to numerous systems. In the UNIX environment the X.500 product exists on SUN OS 4.0 and greater, Mips RISC OS, Interactive 386 and HP-UX. AVAILABILITY Alliance OSI is commercially available from: Touch Communications Inc. 250 E. Hacienda Ave Campbell, CA 95008 Sales and Information: (408) 374-2500 FAX: (408) 374-1680 DISI Working Group [Page 17]
RFC 1292 Cray OSI Version 2.0 January 1992 NAME Cray OSI Version 2.0 Cray Research Inc. LAST MODIFIED July, 1991 KEYWORDS CLNP, Commercially Available, Cray, DSA/DUA, OSI Transport, RFC 1006 ABSTRACT The product is packaged with the Cray OSI product. It includes a DSA and DUA capable of OSI or TCP/IP connections. The implementation is based on the ISODE QUIPU product. COMPLETENESS Compliance with CCITT88 plus access control extensions. Strong authentication not yet implemented. INTEROPERABILITY Interoperates with ISODE QUIPU based implementations. PILOT CONNECTIVITY The software has been operated in conjunction with the White Pages Pilot Project. BUGS [No information provided--Ed.] CAVEATS AND GENERAL LIMITATIONS See ISODE QUIPU limitations. INTERNETWORKING ENVIRONMENT TCP/IP, TP4 DISI Working Group [Page 18]
RFC 1292 Cray OSI Version 2.0 January 1992 HARDWARE PLATFORMS Runs on UNICOS based Cray machines with OS level 7.0 or greater. SOFTWARE PLATFORMS Supported for CRAY UNICOS 7.0 or greater. AVAILABILITY Commercially available via Cray Research Inc. Sales Representatives. DISI Working Group [Page 19]
RFC 1292 Custos January 1992 NAME Custos National Institute of Standards and Technology LAST MODIFIED November, 1991 KEYWORDS API, DSA/DUA, Free, Limited Functionality, Multiple Vendor Platforms, Requires ISODE, OSI Transport, RFC 1006, Sun, UNIX ABSTRACT The implementation consists of a set DUA library routines, a terminal interface, and a DSA. The implementation was developed in C on Sun 3 workstations under the UNIX operating system. All underlying services are provided by the ISODE development package. The development pack- age is also used for encoding and decoding ASN.1 data as well as for other data manipulation services. Using the ISODE package the imple- mentation can be run over both OSI and TCP/IP protocols. The DSA provides full support for both DAP and DSP protocols, confor- mant with ISO 9594/CCITT X.500 standards. The DIB is maintained using a locally developed relational database system. The interface to the database system consists of a set of SQL-like C functions. These are designed to allow straightforward replacement of the local database system with a more powerful commercial system. To achieve better per- formance several options are supported that permit loading of selected portions of the database into core. When these options are selected data can be retrieved more quickly from in-core tables; all modifications to the DIB are directly reflected in the in-core tables and the database. COMPLETENESS To date the Read, Compare, List, Add Entry, and Remove Entry opera- tions have been implemented and are supported over both DAP and DSP; aliasing and replication are also supported. The version under current development (available January '92) includes simple authenti- cation, access control, and the Search operation. The modify opera- tions and Abandon are not supported and there is no support for schema checking. DISI Working Group [Page 20]
RFC 1292 Custos January 1992 INTEROPERABILITY Have successfully interoperated with QUIPU and OSIWARE over the DAP. No DSP interoperability testing has been done. PILOT CONNECTIVITY Not tested. BUGS Some testing in the near term future will be done to try to identify these, but presently it's not possible to give an accurate list of bugs. CAVEATS AND GENERAL LIMITATIONS No limitations on file sizes, etc. The only side effects to creating large files should be in the area of performance. Specifically, optimization requires loading parts of the DIB in core so greater memory requirements will be necessary for achieving better perfor- mance with a large database. Any platform the implementation can be ported to (generally any platform ISODE can be ported to) should sup- port all features. INTERNETWORKING ENVIRONMENT RFC 1006; TP4/CLNP (SunLink OSI) over 802 and X.25 (SunLink X.25). HARDWARE PLATFORMS It has been run on Sun-3, but there are no known reasons why it should not run on any hardware running the ISODE software. SOFTWARE PLATFORMS It requires UNIX and the ISODE software package. It's been developed and tested with ISODE version 6.0 and Sun OS version 4.1.1. Uses a locally developed relational DBMS that should be easily replaceable with commercially available relational systems. AVAILABILITY While under continuing development, availability of the implementa- tion is limited to organizations making appropriate arrangements with NIST. The implementation will be publicly available when development is completed. DISI Working Group [Page 21]
RFC 1292 DCE/GDS January 1992 NAME DCE/GDS (tm) Open Software Foundation, Inc. LAST MODIFIED July, 1991 KEYWORDS API, CLNP, Commercially Available, DEC Ultrix, DSA/DUA, IBM RISC, Multiple Vendor Platforms, RFC 1006, Source, X.25 ABSTRACT DCE/GDS (Distributed Computing Environment/Global Directory Service) was based on the original Siemens DIR.X product. It supports full DUA and DSA functions for globally unique identifications and for loca- tion of objects in the network. It also provides functions to answer queries (both yellow-page and white-page) about objects and attribute information. The software implements full DAP and DSP protocols specified in X.519. An ASN.1 compiler and required ACSE, ROSE, presentation, session and RFC 1006 protocols implementations are also included. The product has been successfully participated in X.500 Cebit Intero- perability tests at 1990 and 1991 Hanover Fairs. It also intero- perates with the ISODE QUIPU X.500 implementation. COMPLETENESS Compliant with EWOS Agreements which is being harmonized with OIW Agreements. Strong authentication in X.509 is not yet implemented. (Password scheme is currently used.) Consists of both DUA and DSA implementation according to the 88 CCITT X.500 and ISO 9594 standard. The X/Open standard XDS (version 1.0) and XOM (version 2.0) interface libraries are also provided. XDS and XOM interfaces are also used to access DCE/CDS (Local Cell Directory Service) transparently. A GDA (Global Directory Agent) serves as the gateway between the DCE CDS and GDS. DISI Working Group [Page 22]
RFC 1292 DCE/GDS January 1992 INTEROPERABILITY This implementation of DAP and DSP can interoperate with other X.500 implementations from other Cebit demo participants including IBM, HP, ICL, Bull, Nixdorf, etc. It also interoperates with ISODE QUIPU. PILOT CONNECTIVITY [No information provided--Ed.] BUGS Problems and bug report email address: dce-defect@osf.org. CAVEATS AND GENERAL LIMITATIONS The software is highly portable without general limitations. INTERNETWORKING ENVIRONMENT OSI TP4 with CLNP OSI TP0, 2 & 4 with X.25 RFC 1006 with TCP/IP HARDWARE PLATFORMS DCE/GDS runs on SNI's hardware platforms and is being ported to run on IBM RS6000, Digital DECstation, etc. SOFTWARE PLATFORMS SINIX (UNIX System V Release 4) Currently being ported: OSF/1.1, AIX 3.1, Ultrix, etc. DCE/GDS can use either BSD sockets or XTI/TLI to access the transports. AVAILABILITY The source code license of DCE/GDS is commercially available from: Open Software Foundation, Inc. 11 Cambridge Center Cambridge, MA 02142 DISI Working Group [Page 23]
RFC 1292 DCE/GDS January 1992 Please contact: Jon Gossels Tel: 617-621-8763 Fax: 617-621-0631 e-mail: gossels@osf.org DISI Working Group [Page 24]
RFC 1292 DE January 1992 NAME DE COSINE PARADISE LAST MODIFIED November, 1991 KEYWORDS Available via FTAM, Available via FTP, DUA Connectivity, DUA Only, Free, Included in ISODE, Limited Functionality, Needs ISODE, Source, UNIX ABSTRACT DE (Directory Enquiries) is intended to be a simple-to-use interface, suitable for the naive user, and suitable for running as a public access dua to provide lowest common denominator access to the Direc- tory. It is a scrolling interface and will thus run on dumb termi- nals, even teletypes! The user is asked to fill in up to 4 questions per query: person's name; department; organization; country. The prompts are very verbose -- the intention is that the user should not be able get stuck, and information on how to get into the help system should always be on the screen. The help screens (of which there are 15) are aimed at the non-technical user. Whilst the outwards appear- ance of the interface is simple, a lot of attention has being given to mapping the strings the user enters onto X.500 operations in such a way that the interface seems to do the "right thing". An important characteristic is the way the interface tries a series of searches, gradually relaxing the matching criteria from exact (in some sense), to good, through to "fuzzy". A considerable amount of configuration is possible to present the results in locally acceptable formats. DE was funded by the COSINE PARADISE project, and DE is used as the PARADISE public access dua. You can test the software by telnet to 128.86.8.56 and logging in as dua -- no password required. COMPLETENESS The interface is a querying engine only. INTEROPERABILITY DE is built with the ISODE software (release 7.0). Its interopera- bility relies on the correctness of the Quipu libraries. DISI Working Group [Page 25]
RFC 1292 DE January 1992 PILOT CONNECTIVITY The interface is in use as the COSINE Central DUA Service, and is used by a number of UK institutions as a public access dua (usually over X.29). It is able to query entries in pilots throughout the world. It is not able to query for entries which are in organiza- tions beneath locality entries under country entries. It is not pos- sible to query for people who do not work for organizations. The interface only searches for entries of the following type: organiza- tions, organizational units, people, roles, and rooms. BUGS Send bug reports to: p.barker@cs.ucl.ac.uk helpdesk@paradise.ulcc.ac.uk CAVEATS AND GENERAL LIMITATIONS DE tries to cater well for the general case, at the expense of not dealing with the less typical. The main manifestation of this is that the current version will not query under localities immediately under the country level. It is not possible to display photographs or reproduce sound attri- butes. INTERNETWORKING ENVIRONMENT Same as ISODE. ISODE supports TCP/IP, TP0, and X.25. HARDWARE PLATFORMS Should be the same as ISODE in general. SOFTWARE PLATFORMS DE requires the ISODE (current release 7.0) libraries. AVAILABILITY DE is openly available as part of ISODE and as part of the COSINE DUA package. Available by FTAM and FTP, source code freely available. DISI Working Group [Page 26]
RFC 1292 Directory 500 January 1992 NAME Directory 500(tm) OSIware Inc. LAST MODIFIED July, 1991 KEYWORDS Commercially Available, DSA/DUA, RFC 1006, Sun, X.25 ABSTRACT Full implementation of the X.500 recommendations. Includes DUA, DSA & various utilities. Written in ANSI-C / C, and runs on the Unix sys- tem. COMPLETENESS All DAP and DSP operations implemented. Strong authentication not yet implemented. Schema contains all of X.520, X.521, QUIPU & NYSER- Net definitions. INTEROPERABILITY Interworks with QUIPU, Nist, Retix, ICL, Nixdorf. BUGS None CAVEATS AND GENERAL LIMITATIONS None INTERNETWORKING ENVIRONMENT RFC 1006 with TCP/IP TP0 with X.25 HARDWARE PLATFORMS Runs on Sun-3, Sun-4 DISI Working Group [Page 27]
RFC 1292 Directory 500 January 1992 SOFTWARE PLATFORMS For SunOS 4.X with Sunlink X.25 6.0 AVAILABILITY Commercially available from: OSIware Inc. Tel: +1-604-436-2922 4370 Dominion Street, Suite 200 Fax: +1-604-436-3192 Burnaby, B, Canada V5G 4L7 DISI Working Group [Page 28]
RFC 1292 DISH-VMS 2.0 January 1992 NAME DISH-VMS 2.0 ACIDO Project LAST MODIFIED July, 1991 KEYWORDS Available via FTAM, Available via FTP, DUA Only, Free, Needs ISODE, RFC 1006, VMS, X.25 ABSTRACT This Directory User Agent interface was ported to the VMS operating system using ISODE 6.0. It is part of the results of collaboration project called ACIDO, between RedIRIS (national network R & D in Spain) and the "Facultad de Informatica de Barcelona (Universidad Politecnica de Cataluna)". The main objective of this development was to provide access to the directory to all those affiliated cen- tres to the Spanish National R & D network using VMS machines. Any other use of this software it is no within RedIRIS objectives and therefore it is not RedIRIS responsibility. COMPLETENESS The same as DUA (QUIPU 6.1). INTEROPERABILITY QUIPU 6.1 PILOT CONNECTIVITY Used in RedIRIS Directory Pilot Project to access the DSAs (QUIPU). BUGS You can report bugs to: isode@fib.upc.es CAVEATS AND GENERAL LIMITATIONS The interface is equivalent to the UNIX one except for the option -pipe which is not supported. DISI Working Group [Page 29]
RFC 1292 DISH-VMS 2.0 January 1992 The users can have a quipurc file to configure their work environ- ments with DISH. This file should reside at the SYS$LOGIN directory of the user and it should be called "quipurc." (in UNIX it's called .quipurc) INTERNETWORKING ENVIRONMENT RFC 1006 with TCP/IP, TP0 with X.25 HARDWARE PLATFORMS VAX SOFTWARE PLATFORMS VAX/VMS 5.3 VAX PSI 4.2 VMS/ULTRIX Connection 1.2 AVAILABILITY Executables can be freely distributed for non-commercial use. Transfer mode binary. FTP user anonymous sun.iris-dcp.es (130.206.1.2) FTAM, user anon TSEL= <0103>H INT-X25= 21452160234012 IXI= 2043145100102 ISO-CLNS= 39724F1001000000010001000113020600100200 (COSINE P4.1) File: /isodevms/dishVMS2.BCK.Z compress SAVE_SET file (1.6 Mbytes) File: /isodevms/lzdcm.exe to uncompress the file DISI Working Group [Page 30]
RFC 1292 DIXIE January 1992 NAME DIXIE University of Michigan LAST MODIFIED November, 1991 KEYWORDS Available via FTP, DUA Light Weight Client, Free, Source, UNIX, Mul- tiple Vendor Platform, Needs ISODE ABSTRACT The DIXIE protocol is used to give X.500 access to platforms that have only TCP/IP access. The DIXIE server is an intermediate proto- col server that communicates with Internet clients on one side using a text-based UDP/TCP protocol and an X.500 DSA on the other side using DAP. The protocol is fully described in RFC 1246. A subset of the X.500 DAP is exported to the clients through the DIXIE protocol. There is a DIXIE API provided in the form of a library of C-callable routines. The DIXIE protocol and server are being used by the following products/projects: UD, a simple command line white pages DUA for Unix machines (dis- tributed with the DIXIE server) maX.500, a white pages DUA for the Macintosh (available from the same place as the DIXIE server) Network monitoring of DSAs by our Network Operations Center Lookup and display of caller identification based on telephone caller ID (using ISDN). COMPLETENESS The DIXIE protocol does not support access to all X.500 features and operations. All DAP operations except Abandon are supported. Gen- eral searches (including multiple component searches) are supported. The DIXIE protocol supports none and simple authentication. A subset of the service controls are supported. DISI Working Group [Page 31]
RFC 1292 DIXIE January 1992 INTEROPERABILITY The current implementation of the DIXIE server works with the QUIPU DSA and DAP library. PILOT CONNECTIVITY The DIXIE server has been tested in the Internet and PARADISE pilots. It provides full DUA Connectivity subject to the limitations dis- cussed above under completeness. BUGS There are no known outstanding bugs. But reports should be sent to x500@umich.edu. CAVEATS AND GENERAL LIMITATIONS None, aside from those mentioned above under completeness. INTERNETWORKING ENVIRONMENT DIXIE clients use TCP or UDP to communicate with the DIXIE server. The DIXIE server uses RFC 1006 with TCP/IP to communicate with the DSA, though other transport mechanisms for DSA communication should be possible. HARDWARE PLATFORMS The DIXIE server is known to run on Sun 3, Sun 4, and DEC 3100 plat- forms. It should run on any UNIX platform. The DIXIE library is known to run on the same platforms, and also on the Macintosh. SOFTWARE PLATFORMS The DIXIE server and library is known to run under SunOS 3.5, SunOS 4.1.1, Ultrix 4.1 and 4.2. The DIXIE library also runs on the Macin- tosh System Software 6 or later. AVAILABILITY This software is openly available. It may be obtained by anonymous FTP from terminator.cc.umich.edu in the directory ~ftp/x500. Documen- tation on the DIXIE protocol is provided along with the source code, which includes source for the DIXIE server, DIXIE library, and the UD client. DISI Working Group [Page 32]
RFC 1292 DIXIE January 1992 This software was developed at the University of Michigan by Bryan Beecher, Tim Howes, and Mark Smith of the ITD Research Systems Unix Group. It is subject to the following copyright. Copyright (c) 1991 Regents of the University of Michigan. All rights reserved. Redistribution and use in source and binary forms are per- mitted provided that this notice is preserved and that due credit is given to the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. The name of the University may not be used to endorse or promote products derived from this software without specific prior written permission. This software is provided "as is" without express or implied warranty. DISI Working Group [Page 33]
RFC 1292 DS-520, DS-521 January 1992 NAME DS-520 DS-521 Retix LAST MODIFIED November, 1991 KEYWORDS API, Commercially Available, DSA/DUA, DUA Connectivity, DSA Connec- tivity, Multiple Vendor Platforms, OSI Transport, RFC 1006, Source, UNIX ABSTRACT DS-520 X.500 Distributed Directory Services for UNIX System V and DS-521 X.500 Directory User Agent (DUA) for UNIX System V form an integral part of the Retix OSI Networking Products family. Designed for systems vendors, public carriers, and other OEMs, DS-520 is a complete high-performance implementation of X.500 in source code form, including a DUA, DSA Manager (DSAM), and DSA. DS-521 represents a subset of this product offering. It provides the DUA portal into the directory, which, for example, meets the needs of software vendors who plan to provide application packages with X.500 Directory interaction capabilities. Within these two offerings, the DUA possesses two forms of interface. The first form, the DUA with User Interface, provides an interactive character-based user inter- face for users of Directory services. The user agent provides access to the Directory via basic Directory service requests. The second form, the DUA with Programmatic Interface provides a standardized programmatic interface to application programs that must access Directory information. The interface is conformant to the X/Open Object Management (XOM) and X/Open Directory Services (XDS) stan- dards. This component provides all functionality related to Directory access and general OSI services down to the session layer. The DSAM provides an interactive character oriented user interface to a Direc- tory administrator. The DSAM provides management functions either local to or remote from a DSA. Both the DUA and the DSAM are useful in the training, management, and manipulation of Directory entries maintaining operational and user attribute information. The DSA main- tains Directory database information and provides users the ability to read/compare, modify, search, and manage entries within the data- base. It maintains all or fragments of the Directory Information Base (DIB) and provides abstract service ports for DUAs and DSAs over DAP and DSP protocols respectively. DISI Working Group [Page 34]
RFC 1292 DS-520, DS-521 January 1992 COMPLETENESS DS-520 represents a complete implementation of the 1988 X.500 Recom- mendations with the exception of strong authentication as outlined in X.509. It is conformant to NIST, EWOS, and UK GOSIP Directory pro- files. It provides session through application layer protocol support and hence incorporates ROSE, ACSE, Presentation, and Session within its product stack. In addition to including all the attribute types, syntaxes, and object classes defined in X.520 and X.521, the DS-520 includes support for those specified in the 1988 X.400 Recommendation X.402, Annex A. Remote on-line management of the DSA is supported by means of Network Management Forum CMIP. DS-521 represents a complete implementation of the X/Open Object Management (OM) and X/Open Directory Services (XDS) standards. It also incorporates session through application layer protocol support and thus includes ROSE, ACSE, Presentation, and Session within its product stack. INTEROPERABILITY The DS-520 has been tested to interoperate with Banyan (DAP), CDC (DSP), IBM, ICL, OSIWare, Nixdorff, Unisys (DSP), Wollongong (DAP), and 3-Com (DSP). The DS-521 subset has undergone no separate interoperability testing. PILOT CONNECTIVITY DSA Connectivity provided by the DS-520: The DSA provides complete support for the X.511 Abstract Service Definition, the directoryAc- cessAC and the directorySystemAC defined in the X.519 Protocol Specifications, and the Distributed Directory defined in the X.518 Procedures for the Distributed Directory. It supports all the object classes, attribute types, and attribute syntaxes defined in X.520 and X.521. It does not support the Internet DSP however. DUA Connectivity provided by both the DS-520 and DS-521: The DUA pro- vides complete support for the X.511 Abstract Service Definition and the directoryAccessAC defined in the X.519 Protocol Specifications. The DUA with User Interface supports only a subset of the X.500 attributes and object classes defined in X.520 and X.521. The DUA with Programmatic Interface, however, does support all the object classes, attribute types, and attribute syntaxes defined in these two recommendations. DISI Working Group [Page 35]
RFC 1292 DS-520, DS-521 January 1992 BUGS Product Action Requests (PARs) stemming externally from customers and internally from customer service and quality assurance engineers are generated and published in the form of weekly reports. A description and status of these PARs are provided to customers possessing software maintenance agreements. CAVEATS AND GENERAL LIMITATIONS DS-520 and DS-521 are source code products ported to UNIX System V Release 3 and 4. Makefiles to generate the system are provided for the AT&T System V, SCO, and Interactive UNIX systems. INTERNETWORKING ENVIRONMENT DS-520 and DS-521 offer two main compile time configuration options and hence internetworking configurations. In the first of these, they interface to the UNIX System V Transport Library Interface (TLI). The TLI provides a path between the session layer of a UNIX OSI application process and an OSI transport provider installed in the UNIX kernel. The latter transport provider may take the form of a Retix Unix LAN (LT-610) or WAN (WT-325) transport product. The second main option utilizes the UNIX System V ACSE/Presentation Library interface (APLI and the A/P Library), which provides OSI ACSE and Presentation layer services. The Retix AP-240 Presentation syntax manager product serves to map the standard Retix Presentation layer interface to the AT&T APLI. The APLI upper layers services may be provided by the Retix UL-220 product. UL-220 is the Retix implementa- tion of the AT&T Open Networking Platform Upper Layer Services module and includes the A/P library, as well as the OSI ACSE, Presentation, and Session services. DS-520 and DS-521 may also run on top of the TCP/IP stack by means of the Retix MP-120 product. MP-120 is a STREAMS based driver that implements RFC 1006 and thus allows OSI applications to run over a network based on the Internet suite of protocols (TCP/IP). Its main function provides a conversion between the TCP stream to the data packets required by OSI Transport Class 0 protocol and vice versa. As part of this process, it converts TCP/IP 32-bit addresses to hex values for use with OSI applications. DISI Working Group [Page 36]
RFC 1292 DS-520, DS-521 January 1992 HARDWARE PLATFORMS Being source code products ported to the UNIX System V Release 3 and 4 operating system environment, DS-520 and DS-521 are hardware plat- form independent. They currently both have sample portations and test configurations on various Intel 80386 platforms running Unix System V Release 3 and 4. SOFTWARE PLATFORMS Currently, DS-520 and DS-521 include reference implementations for the AT&T System V Release 4, SCO UNIX System V/386 Version 3.2.2, and the Interactive UNIX System V/386 Version 2.2 operating systems. Raima Corporation's db_Vista III Version 3.1 serves as the database engine for the Directory product. AVAILABILITY DS-520 and DS-521 are commercially available from: Retix 2401 Colorado Avenue Santa Monica, California 90404-3563 USA Sales and Information: 310-828-3400 FAX: 310-828-2255 DISI Working Group [Page 37]
RFC 1292 HP DDS January 1992 NAME HP X.500 Distributed Directory Software Hewlett Packard LAST MODIFIED July, 1991 KEYWORDS API, CLNP, Commercially Available, DSA/DUA, HP, X.25 ABSTRACT HP's Distributed Directory Software is a fully distributed Directory that supports both the DAP and DSP protocols, which were specified in the 1988 CCITT/ISO X.500 documents. Besides implementing the stan- dard, we have also put in proprietary access control and replication. These additional features will be migrated to the standard definition at the time that they are stable. Users are able to define their own attributes, objects classes and DIT structure rules. In order to make this software easy to use a set of menu driven screens have been provided. There are easy to use data access and data management screens. For system administrators, these is also a set for screens that are used to help configure the servers and manage the schema. Startup and Shutdown utilities are also included. For application developers an X/Open-APIA XDS API is provided, along with some helper routines that help reduce development time. The XDS API includes the following functions: Bind Read Search Add Remove Unbind Version A subset of the X/Open-APIA Object Management (XOM) functions are available thru the interface. The subset are those that are neces- sary to perform the directory operations. For bulk operations a batch interface is also available. DISI Working Group [Page 38]
RFC 1292 HP DDS January 1992 COMPLETENESS This software implements the 1988 X.500 CCITT/ISO Standard. It fully supports DAP and DSP, minus strong authentication. By default it contains all of the X.520 Attributes and the X.521 Syntaxes and Object Classes. Additionally, the Annex B DIT Structure can be enforced. INTEROPERABILITY Interoperability testing will be undertaken as new X.500 products are introduced into the market. PILOT CONNECTIVITY [No information provided--Ed.] BUGS No major ones at this time. CAVEATS AND GENERAL LIMITATIONS This is pilot software for organizations who wish to learn about HP's X.500 offering. INTERNETWORKING ENVIRONMENT TP0 or TP4 on 802.3 or X.25 HARDWARE PLATFORMS HP-9000 800 Minicomputer HP-9000 300 Workstation with at least 8 M of internal memory with 9 M of available disk space for the software SOFTWARE PLATFORMS Distributed and Supported for HP-UX version 7.0. AVAILABILITY Limited Commercial Availability. For more information in the U.S. call 1-800-752-0900. Outside of the U.S. please contact your local HP Sales Office. DISI Working Group [Page 39]
RFC 1292 INTERACTIVE Systems January 1992 NAME INTERACTIVE Systems' X.500 DSA/DSAM INTERACTIVE Systems' X.500 DUA INTERACTIVE Systems Corporation LAST MODIFIED July, 1991 KEYWORDS API, Commercially Available, DSA/DUA, Multiple Vendor Platforms, OSI Transport, RFC 1006, UNIX ABSTRACT The INTERACTIVE Systems X.500 DSA/DSAM and X.500 DUA provide a com- plete implementation of the OSI X.500 Directory Systems Agent, Direc- tory Systems Agent Manager, and Directory Services User Agent. These software packages allow remote access for Directory Systems Agents and include the following protocols: - Directory System Protocol (DSP) - Directory Access Protocol (DAP) - Common Management Information Protocol (CMIP) - Remote Operations Service Element (ROSE) - Association Control Service Element (ACSE) - Presentation services - BCS Session services - DBMS and utilities - X/Open XDS API (included in the DUA) These products will be available in Q3 1991 in source code form only. DISI Working Group [Page 40]
RFC 1292 INTERACTIVE Systems January 1992 COMPLETENESS These products provide: - a complete implementation of the X.500 distributed Directory - a DUA with command line UI and X/Open Directory Services (XDS) API - a Multiprocess DSA with integral high performance DBMS - remote or local CMIP based DSA management - a DSA manager that provides on-line DSA monitoring, control, Directory schema manipulation, and DUA functions - Support for all 1988 X.500, 1988 X.400, and MAP/TOP 3.0 object types and the capability to add new object types - Conformance with NIST, EWOS, and U.K. GOSIP X.500 Directory pro- files INTEROPERABILITY Not available at this time. PILOT CONNECTIVITY [No information provided--Ed.] BUGS Not available at this time. CAVEATS AND GENERAL LIMITATIONS Not available at this time. INTERNETWORKING ENVIRONMENT The INTERACTIVE Systems implementation of X.500 Directory Services will operate over both RFC 1006 (in TCP/IP Based networks) and over the Retix Local Area and Wide Area Network services. HARDWARE PLATFORMS These products are available in source code form only and can be ported to any UNIX-based computers. DISI Working Group [Page 41]
RFC 1292 INTERACTIVE Systems January 1992 SOFTWARE PLATFORMS These products operate in the UNIX System V Release 3.2 and System V Release 4 operating systems. AVAILABILITY Both products will be available in Q3 1991. For more information contact: INTERACTIVE Systems Corporation 1901 North Naper Boulevard Naperville, IL. 60563-8895 PHONE: (708) 505-9100 extension 232 FAX: (708) 505-9133 Attn.: Jim Hancock DISI Working Group [Page 42]
RFC 1292 Mac-ISODE January 1992 NAME Mac-ISODE Computer Science Department of Massey University LAST MODIFIED November, 1991 KEYWORDS API, Available via FTP, DSA/DUA, Free, Macintosh, Needs ISODE, RFC- 1006, Source ABSTRACT Mac-ISODE is a reasonably complete port of ISODE version 7.0. It sits on top of Mac TCP and its development environment is MPW with the GNU C compiler See entry for QUIPU/ISODE for a detailed description of the DSA/DUA. COMPLETENESS See entry for QUIPU/ISODE. INTEROPERABILITY See entry for QUIPU/ISODE. PILOT CONNECTIVITY Not tested. BUGS Macintosh related problems should be sent to PKay@massey.ac.nz. CAVEATS AND GENERAL LIMITATIONS No testing of the DSA has been done. INTERNETWORKING ENVIRONMENT See entry for QUIPU/ISODE. DISI Working Group [Page 43]
RFC 1292 Mac-ISODE January 1992 HARDWARE PLATFORMS Macintosh, >1Mb memory, System 6.x SOFTWARE PLATFORMS Macintosh, >1Mb memory, System 6.x AVAILABILITY The Macintosh part of the package is freely available. Anonymous FTP from cc-vms1.massey.ac.nz (130.123.1.4) DISI Working Group [Page 44]
RFC 1292 MacDish January 1992 NAME MacDish NASA Ames Research Center LAST MODIFIED July, 1991 KEYWORDS DUA Light Weight Client, Limited Functionality, Macintosh, Needs ISODE, Potentially Unavailable ABSTRACT MacIntosh interface which connects to a TCP/IP port attached to dish running on UNIX or other dish-capable host. Uses a point-and-click interface to simplify dish access. COMPLETENESS No authentication, no modify/delete/add ability. INTEROPERABILITY Interoperates with QUIPU/dish PILOT CONNECTIVITY Being used in the White Pages Pilot Project. BUGS Not complete yet, so there are some bugs (primarily formatting, win- dow management). CAVEATS AND GENERAL LIMITATIONS Not a terribly capable interface. INTERNETWORKING ENVIRONMENT Pure TCP/IP. Does not require OSI stack support. DISI Working Group [Page 45]
RFC 1292 MacDish January 1992 HARDWARE PLATFORMS MacDish runs on Macintosh computers SOFTWARE PLATFORMS MacTCP and MacOS 6.0.x. AVAILABILITY Not yet available. Contact is: Mylene Marquez MS 233-18 NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA 94035-1000 (415) 604-3836 DISI Working Group [Page 46]
RFC 1292 maX.500 January 1992 NAME maX.500 University of Michigan LAST MODIFIED November, 1991 KEYWORDS Available via FTP, DUA Light Weight Client, Free, Macintosh ABSTRACT maX.500 is a Macintosh X.500 directory application useful for displaying and modifying white pages information about people. It runs on top of the DIXIE protocol (described in RFC 1246). maX.500 is currently in production release 1.1 within the University of Michigan and several other places. Features include the ability to display and modify the following attributes: title, description, commonName, uid, mail, postalAddress, homePostalAddress, telephoneNumber, facsimileTelephoneNumber, home- Phone. Photos can also be displayed. The software also provides access to the finger protocol. Various preferences are user- tailorable, including caching. COMPLETENESS maX.500 uses the DIXIE protocol to access X.500 and thus is subject to the same completeness restrictions as DIXIE. It provides Read, Search, and Modify capabilities. INTEROPERABILITY Works with the DIXIE server, which works with the QUIPU DSA and DAP library. PILOT CONNECTIVITY It has been tested (in conjunction with the DIXIE server) in both the Internet and PARADISE pilots. BUGS No outstanding bugs are known. But reports should be sent to x500@itd.umich.edu. DISI Working Group [Page 47]
RFC 1292 maX.500 January 1992 CAVEATS AND GENERAL LIMITATIONS maX.500 is heavily oriented to white pages information and thus gen- eral access to the DIXIE protocol is not provided. INTERNETWORKING ENVIRONMENT maX.500 uses the DIXIE protocol and thus TCP to communicate with the DIXIE server. The Macintosh needs to have MacTCP installed. HARDWARE PLATFORMS Mac Plus or newer machine with one megabyte or more of memory. SOFTWARE PLATFORMS Apple System Software 6.0 or above (including System 7), with MacTCP installed. AVAILABILITY This software is openly available. It may be obtained by anonymous FTP from terminator.cc.umich.edu in the directory ~ftp/x500. This software was developed at the University of Michigan by Mark Smith of the ITD Research Systems Unix Group and is subject to the following copyright. Copyright (c) 1991 Regents of the University of Michigan. All rights reserved. Redistribution and use in source and binary forms are per- mitted provided that this notice is preserved and that due credit is given to the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. The name of the University may not be used to endorse or promote products derived from this software without specific prior written permission. This software is provided "as is" without express or implied warranty. DISI Working Group [Page 48]
RFC 1292 OSI Access and Directory January 1992 NAME OSI Access and Directory Control Data Corporation LAST MODIFIED November, 1991 KEYWORDS Commercially Available, DUA Connectivity, DSA Connectivity, API, DSA/DUA, OSI CLNP, RFC 1006, X.25, MIPS (under Control Data's EP/IX OS). ABSTRACT OSI Access and Directory includes a QUIPU (version 6.6) based imple- mentation of Directory with enhancements including: - TP4 CLNP connectivity - Directory API based on the X.400 API - Support for X.400 objects - Integration with Control Data's X.400 MHS products - Curses based user interface - A DUA daemon that provides Directory access for applications - Enhanced photo attribute support - ACL enhancements - DIXIE, DAD and PH.X500 support COMPLETENESS As per QUIPU. INTEROPERABILITY OSI Access and Directory can interoperate with any QUIPU based Direc- tory. It has also been informally interoperated with RETIX and UNISYS implementations. DISI Working Group [Page 49]
RFC 1292 OSI Access and Directory January 1992 PILOT CONNECTIVITY DUA Connectivity. DSA Connectivity without InternetDSP support. BUGS As per QUIPU. CAVEATS AND GENERAL LIMITATIONS As per QUIPU. INTERNETWORKING ENVIRONMENT As per QUIPU (RFC 1006 with TCP/IP, TP0 with X.25) plus TP4 over CLNP. HARDWARE PLATFORMS Control Data 4000 systems. SOFTWARE PLATFORMS Control Data EP/IX. AVAILABILITY Commercially available from: Control Data Corporation Computer Products Marketing 4000 Series Networking HQW10H P.O. Box 0 Minneapolis, MN 55440-4700 USA 1-800-345-6628 DISI Working Group [Page 50]
RFC 1292 OSI-DSA January 1992 NAME OSI-DSA Unisys LAST MODIFIED November, 1991 KEYWORDS API, CLNP, Commercially Available, DSA Only, RFC 1006, Source, Unisys, X.25 ABSTRACT OSI-DSA provides a Directory System agent for controlled access to the OSI Directory Information Base. It provides full support for the joint ISO/IEC IS-9594 International standard and CCITT X.500 Recom- mendations 1988 protocols necessary for implementing the Directory Information Base distributed across a number of DSA's. The product also includes an Administration User interface program, to allow a human administrator to construct and maintain the local Directory Information. Specific features provided by the Directory System Agent include: (i) Support of the directoryAccessAC and directorySystemAC application contexts (i.e. both Directory Access Protocol (DAP) and Directory System Protocol (DSP) (ii) Bind Security levels of none and simple unprotected. (iii) Capability of acting as a first level DSA. (iv) Support for chaining and multi-casting where necessary in handling distributed operations. Also supports the return of referrals. (v) Support for all attribute types and syntaxes defined in X.520. Users are also able to define their own attributes and syntaxes. (vi) Support for all the object classes and attribute sets defined in X.521. Users are also able to define their own object classes and attribute sets. Support is also pro- vided for a NAME-BINDING specification, for defining the DISI Working Group [Page 51]
RFC 1292 OSI-DSA January 1992 Directory Information Tree (DIT) structure. (vii) An access control mechanism based on the ISO access con- trol working papers to allow for controlled access and maintenance of Directory entries and attributes. (viii) Logging of errors and significant Directory events, as well as optional trace information. (ix) The OSI-DSA utilizes the services of ROSE (X.219) and ACSE (X.217) as defined in clause 8 of X.519 The Administration program provides the following functions (i) An interface to each of the basic Directory Operations of Read, Compare, List, Search, Add, Modify, ModifyRDN. (ii) A Dump/Load utility to dump the information in the local DIB into an ASCII file and load it again into the DIB from such a file. (iii) Knowledge Reference maintenance facilities to Add, Delete Modify and Read all types of Knowledge References. (iv) Facilities to control the operation of local Directory processes. (v) Control over the level of logging and tracing. COMPLETENESS The OSI-DSA provides all functionality defined in, and is fully con- formant to, the joint ISO/IEC IS-9594 International standard and CCITT X.500 Recommendations 1988, and the NIST 1988 Stable agreements on Directory Services. The only exception is that no support is provided for strong authen- tication or digital signatures. Conformance with respect to clause 9 of X.519: (i) The DSA supports both the directoryAccessAC and directo- rySystemAC application contexts. (ii) The DSA is capable of acting as a first-level DSA. (iii) The chained mode of operation as defined in X.518 is sup- ported. DISI Working Group [Page 52]
RFC 1292 OSI-DSA January 1992 (iv) Bind Security levels of none and simple unprotected are supported. (v) All attribute types and syntaxes defined in X.520 are sup- ported. Users are also able to define their own attributes and syntaxes. (vi) All the object classes and attribute sets defined in X.521 are supported. Users are also able to define their own object classes and attribute sets. Support is also pro- vided for a NAME-BINDING specification, for defining the Directory Information Tree (DIT) structure. (vii) The DSA conforms to all the static requirements defined in clause 9.2.2 of X.519 (viii) The DSA conforms to all the dynamic requirements defined in clause 9.2.3 of X.519 INTEROPERABILITY The product was demonstrated at "Interop 91" in San Jose, October 1991 as part of the OSI Showcase demo involving several vendors' directory products. Informal interoperability has been achieved against the ISODE 6.0 QUIPU Directory implementation. Interoperability testing against other vendors is in progress. Formal interoperability testing is awaiting the soon to be completed OSInet X.500 interoperability test suite. PILOT CONNECTIVITY Not tested. BUGS Full customer support is provided via your local Unisys Customer Ser- vices Organization. CAVEATS AND GENERAL LIMITATIONS Results returned via the OSI-DSA are presently limited to 32K in the current release, which is in line with the 1988 NIST agreements. Patches for the Unix V.4 release may be made available on request to raise this limit to 1Mb. DISI Working Group [Page 53]
RFC 1292 OSI-DSA January 1992
RFC 1292 XLU January 1992 NAME XLU Brunel University LAST MODIFIED November, 1991 KEYWORDS Available via FTAM, Available via FTP, DUA Only, Free, Multiple Ven- dor Platforms, Needs ISODE, RFC 1006, Source, UNIX ABSTRACT XLU (X LookUp) is an X.500 DUA interface for the X Window System. Developed from POD, XLU can be configured for many different styles of interaction. Example configurations are provided for single window and multiple window (POD-like) use. XLU implements the `User-Friendly Naming' search strategy and also has a form-filling search mode. Asynchronous directory operations are used. Full add and modify functions are provided, with the ability to tailor the modify screen to present simple subsets of the available attribute. At the time of writing (October 1991) XLU was in beta test. COMPLETENESS 88 standard: strong authentication not implemented. INTEROPERABILITY Believed to be compliant, though untested. PILOT CONNECTIVITY DUA Connectivity: In use at Brunel and some other sites in the UK and PARADISE pilots. BUGS Bugs to x500@brunel.ac.uk. DISI Working Group [Page 94]
RFC 1292 XLU January 1992 CAVEATS AND GENERAL LIMITATIONS [No information provided--Ed.] INTERNETWORKING ENVIRONMENT TP0 over TCP/IP (and others as ISODE). HARDWARE PLATFORMS Most UNIX machines. SOFTWARE PLATFORMS UNIX MIT X libraries (release 11 version 4) ISODE/QUIPU libraries (version 7.0 upwards) AVAILABILITY Sources are freely available for commercial or non-commercial use. Contacts: Andrew.Findlay@brunel.ac.uk +44 1 895 274000 x 2512 Damanjit.Mahl@brunel.ac.uk +44 1 895 274000 x 2946 x500@brunel.ac.uk Postal Address: Andrew Findlay Computer Centre Brunel University Cleveland Road, Uxbridge, Middlesex UB8 3PH United Kingdom Anonymous FTP: src.brunel.ac.uk x500/xlu.tar.Z DISI Working Group [Page 95]
RFC 1292 XT-DUA January 1992 NAME XT-DUA X-Tel Services Limited LAST MODIFIED November, 1991 KEYWORDS DUA Only, Multiple Vendor Platforms, Needs ISODE-7.0, RFC 1006 X Win- dow System, CLNP, X.25, OSI Transport, Sun, Unix, Commercially Avail- able. ABSTRACT XT-DUA provides a X-Windows based user interface to the X.500 direc- tory. Both Motif and OpenLook styles are supported. XT-DUA is available in two forms: as a browsing tool as a management tool Browsing features include: - History - allowing quick access to previously referenced parts of the DIT. - Customizable entry display - allowing subsets of attributes be displayed when showing an entry. - User Friendly Name (UFN) based searching - Hypertext-like navigation. - Support for applicationEntities eg startup of ftam session. - User friendly name for attributes. - Support for photo and audio attributes. - Attribute value on scanline. - Intelligent choice of entries to display when moving to a new location in the DIT. DISI Working Group [Page 96]
RFC 1292 XT-DUA January 1992 Management features include: - Creation of new entries. - Modification of existing entries (including RDN) - based on Quipu EDB format. - Deletion of entries. - Friendly editor of modifying Quipu ACLs. - Rebinding - authenticated and to named DSA. - Full configuration of DAP request parameters COMPLETENESS XT-DUA provides access to all the X.500 DAP operations. Protocol completeness is as for QUIPU-7.0. INTEROPERABILITY As for the QUIPU-7.0. PILOT CONNECTIVITY Full DUA Connectivity to the X.500 Pilot. BUGS No known bugs. CAVEATS AND GENERAL LIMITATIONS None. INTERNETWORKING ENVIRONMENT As for the QUIPU-7.0. HARDWARE PLATFORMS As for the QUIPU-7.0. SOFTWARE PLATFORMS As for the QUIPU-7.0, with the addition of X Windows and either Motif or Open Look. DISI Working Group [Page 97]
RFC 1292 XT-DUA January 1992 AVAILABILITY XT-DUA is commercial software. It is available via ftp. For more details contact: Colin Robbins or Graeme Lunt X-Tel Services Limited University Park Nottingham NG7 2RD DN: c=GB@o=X-Tel Services Ltd Telephone: +44 602 412648 Fax: +44 602 790278 E-Mail: x500@xtel.co.uk DISI Working Group [Page 98]
RFC 1292 xwp [PSI] January 1992 NAME xwp Performance Systems International Inc. LAST MODIFIED July, 1991 KEYWORDS Commercially Available, DUA Only, Limited Functionality, Multiple Vendor Platforms, UNIX, X Window System ABSTRACT xwp is a graphical user interface tailored specifically to provide easy access to the Directory for the purposes of performing White Pages searches. It is currently in use as one of user interfaces available on wp1.psi.net and wp2.psi.net, the two service machines for the White Pages Pilot Project. Implements User-Friendly Naming scheme developed in IETF OSI-DS Working Group. COMPLETENESS Compliant with X.500 standards to the extent that the QUIPU implemen- tation is. INTEROPERABILITY Successfully interoperates with QUIPU DSAs. PILOT CONNECTIVITY [No information provided--Ed.] BUGS Bugs to ssd-help@psi.com CAVEATS AND GENERAL LIMITATIONS xwp is not a general-purpose DUA. It was designed to be a special- purpose front-end for performing White Pages searches and thus, in the interests of simplification, does not provide the full range of functionality supported by the X.500 standard. DISI Working Group [Page 99]
RFC 1292 xwp [PSI] January 1992 INTERNETWORKING ENVIRONMENT Runs in a BSD UNIX environment supporting the X Windows System. HARDWARE PLATFORMS Should be capable of running in any BSD UNIX environment that sup- ports the X Windows system. No special hardware required beyond that required to support X Windows, BSD UNIX and the ISODE. SOFTWARE PLATFORMS Tested under SUNOS 3.x and 4.x; should run under most variants of BSD UNIX. Requires X Windows Release 3 or later. AVAILABILITY xwp is a commercial product that may be licensed from PSI Inc. as part of PSI's Software Source Distribution (SSD). Email to ssd-info@psi.co will elicit an automatic response containing information on the SSD. Ordering information may be obtained by sending electronic mail to ssd-order@psi.com or contacting PSI at Performance Systems International Inc. 11800 Sunrise Valley Drive Suite 1100 Reston, Virginia 22091. 1.703.620.6651 1.800.82PSI82 (1.800.827.7482) 1.703.620.4586 (fax) DISI Working Group [Page 100]
RFC 1292 xwp [UWisc] January 1992 NAME xwp University of Wisconsin LAST MODIFIED July, 1991 KEYWORDS Free, IBM PC, Multiple Vendor Platforms, Needs ISODE, UNIX, X Window System ABSTRACT The xwp program is a simple browser for the QUIPU/X.500 directory. It uses OSF/Motif and the X Window System to provide a convenient user interface. The user interface consists of five different top-level windows: the main window, the search window, and three option windows. The main window appears when the program is executed and all others are reached through its menus. The main window contains Current Loca- tion, Current Descendents, Descendent Filter, Current Information, and Directory Status subwindows. The contents of these subwindows show information about the current location of the browser in the directory tree. The search window contains Search Area, Search Filter, and Search Results subwindows. The mouse pointer may be used in the main window to change the current location of the browser in the directory tree. We can des- cend deeper into the tree by clicking the mouse when it points to a member of the Current Descendents list. Doing this "moves" the browser to this new (one level deeper) location in the directory tree. This causes the main window to be updated as follows: (1) the selected descendent becomes the new Current Location, (2) its descen- dents are listed in Current Descendents, and (3) its contents are displayed in Current Information. Any problems and messages from the directory are displayed in the Directory Status portion of the main window. To move the browser up the directory tree (i.e. towards the root), click the mouse pointer on one of the components of the Current Location. In this way it is possible to move the browser to any location above its current position (i.e. to any ancestor) in one mouse click. Doing this causes the main window to be updated as dis- cussed above. Due to directory-imposed limits, it may not always be possible to display all the descendents of the current position. In such cases (and others) it may be useful to impose a filter on the DISI Working Group [Page 101]
RFC 1292 xwp [UWisc] January 1992 descendents to be listed. To do this, position the mouse pointer in the Descendent Filter box and use the keyboard to type in the desired filter expression. Typing <RETURN> in this box causes the Current Descendents list to be updated using the new filter. xwp was developed at the University of Wisconsin - Madison Computer Sciences Department. It is used in conjunction with the ECI mail user agent project. xwp was written by Robert Lazarus, III. COMPLETENESS n/a INTEROPERABILITY xwp currently operates with ISODE version 6.0 PILOT CONNECTIVITY [No information provided--Ed.] BUGS xwp should be upgraded to the latest version of ISODE/QUIPU. CAVEATS AND GENERAL LIMITATIONS n/a INTERNETWORKING ENVIRONMENT xwp will operate in any environment where Motif, ISODE and QUIPU operate. HARDWARE PLATFORMS xwp has been run on IBM PC/RT, soon to run on DecStation 3100. SOFTWARE PLATFORMS Berkeley 4.3 and Ultrix 3.1 AVAILABILITY Openly available in May, 1991. Contact hagens@cs.wisc.edu for more information. DISI Working Group [Page 102]
RFC 1292 X.500 Catalog January 1992 4. References [CCITT-88] CCITT, "Data Communications Networks Directory," Recom- mendations X.500-X.521, Volume VIII - Fascicle VIII.8, IXth Plenary Assembly, Melbourne, November 1988. [NIST-88] National Institute of Standards and Technology, "Stable Implementation Agreements for Open Systems Interconnec- tion Protocols," Version 2 Edition 1, NIST Special Publi- cation 500-162, December 1988.

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