Making LDAP active with the LTAP gateway: Case study in providing telecom integration and enhanced services

Robert Arlein, Juliana Freire, Narain Gehani, Daniel Lieuwen, Joann Ordille

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Abstract

LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) directories are being rapidly deployed on the Web. They are currently used to store data like white pages information, user profiles, and network device descriptions. These directories offer a number of advantages over current database technology in that they provide better support for heterogeneity and scalability. However, they lack some basic database functionality (e.g., triggers, transactions) that is crucial for Directory Enabled Networking (DEN) tasks like provisioning network services, allocating resources, reporting, managing end-to-end security, and offering mobile users customized features that follow them. In order to address these limitations while keeping the simplicity and performance features of LDAP directories, unbundled and portable solutions are needed. In this paper we discuss LDAP limitations we faced while building an LDAP meta-directory that integrates data from legacy telecom systems, and how LTAP (Lightweight Trigger Access Process), a portable gateway that adds active functionality to LDAP directories, overcomes these limitations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDatabases in Telecommunications - International Workshop, Co-located with VLDB, 1999, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages54-73
Number of pages20
Volume1819
ISBN (Print)9783540676676
StatePublished - 2000
EventInternational Workshop on Databases in Telecommunications co-located with International Conference on Very Large Data Bases, VLDB 1999 - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: Sep 6 1999Sep 6 1999

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume1819
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349

Other

OtherInternational Workshop on Databases in Telecommunications co-located with International Conference on Very Large Data Bases, VLDB 1999
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityEdinburgh
Period9/6/999/6/99

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Arlein, R., Freire, J., Gehani, N., Lieuwen, D., & Ordille, J. (2000). Making LDAP active with the LTAP gateway: Case study in providing telecom integration and enhanced services. In Databases in Telecommunications - International Workshop, Co-located with VLDB, 1999, Proceedings (Vol. 1819, pp. 54-73). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 1819). Springer Verlag.

Making LDAP active with the LTAP gateway : Case study in providing telecom integration and enhanced services. / Arlein, Robert; Freire, Juliana; Gehani, Narain; Lieuwen, Daniel; Ordille, Joann.

Databases in Telecommunications - International Workshop, Co-located with VLDB, 1999, Proceedings. Vol. 1819 Springer Verlag, 2000. p. 54-73 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 1819).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Arlein, R, Freire, J, Gehani, N, Lieuwen, D & Ordille, J 2000, Making LDAP active with the LTAP gateway: Case study in providing telecom integration and enhanced services. in Databases in Telecommunications - International Workshop, Co-located with VLDB, 1999, Proceedings. vol. 1819, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), vol. 1819, Springer Verlag, pp. 54-73, International Workshop on Databases in Telecommunications co-located with International Conference on Very Large Data Bases, VLDB 1999, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, 9/6/99.
Arlein R, Freire J, Gehani N, Lieuwen D, Ordille J. Making LDAP active with the LTAP gateway: Case study in providing telecom integration and enhanced services. In Databases in Telecommunications - International Workshop, Co-located with VLDB, 1999, Proceedings. Vol. 1819. Springer Verlag. 2000. p. 54-73. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)).
Arlein, Robert ; Freire, Juliana ; Gehani, Narain ; Lieuwen, Daniel ; Ordille, Joann. / Making LDAP active with the LTAP gateway : Case study in providing telecom integration and enhanced services. Databases in Telecommunications - International Workshop, Co-located with VLDB, 1999, Proceedings. Vol. 1819 Springer Verlag, 2000. pp. 54-73 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)).
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