Nomenclator Descriptive Query Optimization for Large X.500 Environments

@inproceedings{Ordille1991NomenclatorDQ,
  title={Nomenclator Descriptive Query Optimization for Large X.500 Environments},
  author={Joann J. Ordille and Barton P. Miller},
  booktitle={SIGCOMM},
  year={1991}
}
Nomenclator is an architecture for providing efficient descriptive (attribute-based) naming in a large internet environment. As a test of the basic design, we have built a Nomenclator prototype that uses X.500 as its underlying data repository. X.500 SEARCH queries that previously took several minutes, can, in many cases, be answered in a matter of seconds. Our system improves descriptive query performance by trimming branches of the X.500 directory tree from the search. These tree-trimming… CONTINUE READING

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