Uniform Resource Names, ISO OIDs and DNS

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Authors Michael Mealling  , Patrik Fältström  , Leslie Daigle 
Last updated 1995-11-22
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This paper describes a 'resolution-mechanism'-independent architecture for Unifrom Resource Name (URN) usage and name space management. This non-monolothic architecture allows different components of the name space to be managed by the appropriate level of network authority. This not only integrates well with traditional Internet models, it allows flexibility in choice of implementation of support for each layer of the name space. An implementation for the architecture, using OIDs and DNS-based infrastructure, is outlined.


Michael Mealling (michael@refactored-networks.com)
Patrik Fältström (paf@cisco.com)
Leslie Daigle (leslie@thinkingcat.com)

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