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Handle System Namespace and Service Definition

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (individual)
Expired & archived
Authors Sam Sun , Sean Reilly , Larry Lannom
Last updated 2001-08-15
RFC stream Internet Research Task Force (IRTF)
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The Handle System is a general-purpose global name service that allows secured name resolution and administration over the public Internet. The Handle System manages handles, which are unique names for digital objects and other Internet resources. This document provides a detailed description of the Handle System namespace, data and service model, as well as its operation and authentication protocol. It assumes that readers are familiar with the basic concepts of the Handle System as introduced in the overview document.


Sam Sun
Sean Reilly
Larry Lannom

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