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Concluded WG Network Database (netdata)

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WG Name Network Database
Acronym netdata
Area Applications Area (app)
State Concluded
Charter charter-ietf-netdata-01 Approved
Document dependencies
Personnel Chair Daisy Rose
Area Director Dave Crocker
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Final Charter for Working Group

The Network Database Working Group is chartered to define a standard
interface among databases on TCP/IP internets. The working group will
address the issue of database connectivity in a distributed environment
which allows authorized users remote access to databases. It will be
designed as a client/server model based on TCP/IP as its communication

Several problems must be resolved that are associated with the network
database protocol, such as management of multiple threads between
clients and servers, management of multiple servers, management of data
buffers, data conversions, and security.

Additional related problems will be covered as the discussion goes on.
Therefore, the description and the schedule can be revised.

This working group is independent from the SQL access group; however,
there may be some overlapping interest. The SQL access group is welcome
to join IETF's discussions and share information in both directions.
If both groups find that merging two efforts into one will speed up the
process, the merge can be done in the future. For now, this working
group works on issues according to its own schedule and efforts.


Date Milestone Associated documents
Jun 1992 Revise document based on implementations. Ask IESG to make the revision a Draft Standard.
Mar 1992 Review final draft. If it is OK, give it to IESG for publication as an RFC.

Done milestones

Date Milestone Associated documents
Done Continue revisions based on comments received at meeting and e-mail. Start making document an Internet-Draft.
Done Review first draft document, determine necessary revisions. Discuss problems remained unsolved from the first IETF meeting.
Done First draft to be completed.
Done Review and approve the charter, making any changes necessary. Examine needs, resources for this network database protocol and define the scope of work. Begin work on a framework for the solution. Assign writing assignments for first draft of the document.