X.500 applications ready, even if users aren't


The General Services Administration keeps a U.S government directory using Messageware
X.500 Directory Service Agent software from Nexor Ltd., a British company with a
Gaithersburg, Md., office. GSA places the Messageware DSA in top-level nodes so other
agencies can connect for global lookups. 

 Nexor's Messageware X.400 product recently became the first fully certified message
agent for DMS. 



Once a telephone number is converted to an Internet address, the telephone can be an
interface for sending and receiving multimedia messages. An X.500 directory can retrieve
voice messages from an Internet address. 


Many companies demonstrated applications using Lightweight Directory Access Protocol,
Hypertext Markup Language and Directory Access Protocol to access X.500 global
directories. 


About the Author

William Jackson is a Maryland-based freelance writer.

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