Directory Deployment

Document Charter Directory Deployment WG (dirdep)
Title Directory Deployment
Last updated 2000-06-05
State Approved
WG State Concluded
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1) To gauge whether or not there is sufficient interest for 
           to step up as document editors. I'm not convinced you
           can handle locating editors entirely via mailing lists.
           My experience with standards work indicates that people who
           volunteer face-to-face are more likely to follow through
           than those who say so only on a mailing list.

        2) Charter bashing in a public setting. I'm not convinced that
           this process should happen completely on a mailing list. Not 
           it hasn't or won't for other proposals, just that a BOF seems
           like a more appropriate venue for this particular type of WG.

        3) There is a definite interest in this type of WG proposal. 
           observation is based on informal interactions with other IETF
           folks as well as folks from the Defense Messaging System 
           and the Directories Commitee of the Electronic Messaging 

        4) There are five primary areas of concern when it comes to 

                a) installed base problems and mitigation strategies

                b) schema inconsistencies and mappings

                c) piloting activities in support of particular 
application use
                   of a directory service (e.g., forward knowledge of
                   certificates and a global white pages service)

                d) co-existance of multiple IETF standards-track 

                e) help and guidance for the people who deploy 

        5) All of the work items described in the draft charter as 
submitted to
           the mailing list are believed to 
           useful (eventually) based on the experience of the person
           requesting this BOF as well as based on many discussions with
           IETFers and other folks. One goal of this BOF is to slice the
           draft charter down to something more reasonable and focused 
           on what's important enough to tackle _now_. The remaining 
work will
           be tabled or perhaps pushed off into its own BOF/WG at a 
           IETF meeting if there is sufficient interest to justify such