|General Interworking: Directory Access|
|Document Number: X98GA|
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This Product Standard provides directory (naming) services to portable applications by providing a programming interface that may be used to access the OSI X.500 Directory and/or vendor-specific name resolution mechanisms.
Naming and directory services are a key element of distributed computing environments and corporate communications strategies.
API to Directory Services (XDS) Specification1, Section 1.5, Mandatory and Optional Features, which also references the OSI-Abstract-Data Manipulation API (XOM) Specification.2
C Language. Dialect ISO C. ISO C source programs invoking the services of this Product Standard must be supported by the registered product.
This Product Standard is intended to be of use in both proprietary and OSI networks. There is therefore no requirement for registered products to make any particular protocols available. The Conformance Statement must declare the protocols that the product supports.
XPG3 Internationalized System Calls and Libraries, Internationalized System Calls and Libraries, Internationalized System Calls and Libraries Extended, or Internationalized System Calls and Libraries Extended V2.
The test environment used must consist of two systems communicating using protocol stacks declared in the Conformance Statement.
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