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Network Working Group                                       G. Mansfield
Request for Comments: 1804                              AIC Laboratories
Category: Experimental                                         P. Rajeev
                                                 Hughes Software Systems
                                                             S. Raghavan
                                  Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
                                                                T. Howes
                                                  University of Michigan
                                                               June 1995

                  Schema Publishing in X.500 Directory

Status of this Memo

   This memo defines an Experimental Protocol for the Internet
   community.  This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any
   kind.  Discussion and suggestions for improvement are requested.
   Distribution of this memo is unlimited.


   The X.500 directory provides a powerful mechanism for storing and
   retrieving information about objects of interest.  To interpret the
   information stored in the directory, the schema must be known to all
   the components of the directory. Presently, there are no means other
   than ftp to distribute schema information across the Internet.  This
   is proving to be a severe constraint as the Directory is growing.
   This document presents a solution to the schema distribution problem
   using the existing mechanisms of the directory. A naming scheme for
   naming schema objects and a meta-schema for storing schema objects is
   presented. The procedures for fetching unknown schema from the
   directory at runtime are described.

Table of Contents

   1. Introduction                                         2
   2. Schema Management                                    2
   3. Storage of Schema Information in the Directory       3
   4. Retrieval of Schema from the Directory               5
   5. The Meta-Schema                                      6
   6. References                                           9
   7. Security Considerations                              9
   8. Authors' Addresses                                  10

Mansfield, et al              Experimental

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