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RFC 3650 on Handle System Overview

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        RFC 3650

        Title:      Handle System Overview
        Author(s):  S. Sun, L. Lannom, B. Boesch
        Status:     Informational
        Date:       November 2003
        Mailbox:    ssun@cnri.reston.va.us, llannom@cnri.reston.va.us,
        Pages:      21
        Characters: 54927
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:    None

        I-D Tag:    draft-sun-handle-system-12.txt

        URL:        ftp://ftp.rfc-editor.org/in-notes/rfc3650.txt

This document provides an overview of the Handle System in terms of
its namespace and service architecture, as well as its relationship
to other Internet services such as DNS, LDAP/X.500, and URNs.  The
Handle System is a general-purpose global name service that allows
secured name resolution and administration over networks such as
the Internet.  The Handle System manages handles, which are unique
names for digital objects and other Internet resources.

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