Distributed Software Administration - DCE Interoperability (XDSA-DCE)
Distributed Software Administration - DCE Interoperability (XDSA-DCE)
Copyright © 1997 The Open Group


CAE Specification - ISO/IEC JTC 1 PAS Submission
Systems Management: Distributed Software Administration - DCE-RPC Interoperability (XDSA-DCE)
X/Open Document Number: C430
ISBN: 1-85912-137-3

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This document defines a mechanism using DCE RPC for providing interoperability for the POSIX 1387.2 standard for Software Administration. The POSIX 1387.2 standard does not provide for interoperability. When the POSIX 1387.2 standard is taken together with this specification's use of the DCE RPC technology to provide interoperability between implementations, a full distributed software administration environment is defined.
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Referenced Documents

The following documents are referenced in this Specification:

DCE Directory

CAE Specification, December 1994, X/Open DCE: Directory Services (ISBN: 1-85912-078-4, C312).


CAE Specification, August 1994, X/Open DCE: Remote Procedure Call (ISBN: 1-85912-041-5, C309).

This specification is now also ISO International Standard ISO/IEC 11578:1996, Information technology - Open Systems Interconnection - Remote Procedure Call (RPC)

DCE Security

Preliminary Specification, April 1996, X/Open DCE: Authentication and Security Services (ISBN: 1-85912-013-X, P315). Chapter 4: OSF Interface Definition Language (IDL) Definition.

POSIX 1387.2

IEEE Std. 1387.2-1995, Information Technology - Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX) System Administration - Part 2: Software Administration.

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