Resources: Implementation Repositories, Extant Directory Infrastructures,
A section of An LDAP Roadmap & FAQ: A tutorial aid to navigating
various LDAP and X.500 resources on the Internet, v2.0a
by: Jeff Hodges
This is v2.0a -- a "beta" release -- it is still way under construction. You will find version 1.5, which may or may not be more up-to-date, HERE. Apologies for any confusion.
I'm especially interested in more resource links. Please
send them in! Thanks, Jeff
Directory Consortium, Clive Betteridge, Director.
IDC will be facilitating all sorts of multi-vendor directory coordination
and events. See their web page for info.
Mail Consortium, Paul Hoffman, Director.
IMC concentrates on Email, but conducted among the first multi-vendor
LDAP interoperability events (dubbed DirConnect). This is a good
site for directory geeks to be aware of because email as a system has a
close relationship with directories.
Applications Consortium, Doug Obeid, Executive Director.
NAC's mission is to improve the interoperability of its member's
mission-critical applications in their heterogeneous enterprise computing
environments. Directories play a large role in this process, and so NAC
has an interest in their promulgation.
Repositories and Resources
These are places to pick up both more detailed info and freely-available
..courtesy Raging Network Services.
They are working on a thorough port of the UMich LDAP release to Linux.
They mention doing an LDAP v3 implementation.
Perl 5 LDAP client module, courtesy
of Clayton Donley.
This module is based on the Netscape
LDAP SDK (see above) and includes example working CGI scripts which
implement a web-based directory frontend. His page has lots of other cool
LDAP stuff also.
Here's pointers to other LDAP pages. Given that you
are reading this page, you should also take the time to peruse them --
I don't claim that my LDAP Roadmap pages have the last word on LDAP developments
so you're better off pokin' about than takin' my word for it...
LDAP server implemented
There's not much info on this web site, but there's a bit more here,
which is the site for his port of UMich LDAP release onto Linux (which
is on the shelf for the time being, according to his page).
Note that Innosoft acquired Critical
Angle in Spring 98.
Repositories and Resources
Some of these, like Nexor's pages, are general info sources about X.500/LDAP-based
directory(ies). Other's, like SURFnet's and UMich's, are documents relating
to their particular Directory infrastructure and are quite interesting
as examples of how Internet-wide directory participants can package &
deliver their product both to their users and to the Internet at large...
These pages are particularly valuable-- they provide tutorial and
roadmap guidance on the subject of X.500 itself.
ISODE (pronounced "eye-sode") is a vendor of high-performance X.500/LDAP
servers and associated stuff. Note that ISODE's site no longer provides
the old free version of Quipu, nor is it any longer a mirror site for the
UMich LDAP release.
site contains most, if not the complete set, of the International
Telecommunication Union's X.500
specifications. However, they are not the officially-blessed
final versions. For those, you need to pay money to the ITU.
These docs are supposedly the versions of the docs that are submitted to
the ITU for official balloting.
of University Of Michigan's X.500 Infrastructure
Extant Directory Infrastructures
Here's pointers to various organization's directories, and to pages with
info about their directory projects (but be sure to peruse some of the
links above too, such as the ISODE Consortium and Nexor)...
North Atlantic Directory Forum
At one time, I had links here to the NADF's page at www.usps.gov/nadf/,
but it has disappeared. Nexor (see above) had some links, but theirs now
also dangle. Please drop me a line if you have info about NADF or pointers
to NADF stuff. Thanks. (31-Mar-97)
NADF Standing Documents: A Brief Overview. The North American
Directory Forum. February 1995. (Format: TXT=7294 bytes) (Obsoletes RFC1417)
The NADF docs referenced in RFC1758 are available here
at GTE's ftp server.
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