|General Interworking: Internet Server|
|Document Number: X98PS|
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This Product Standard defines a set of services in support of Internet and intranet technologies. This includes support of network computer devices and the presence of a mandatory Java Runtime Environment.
The Internet Server Product Standard complements the Network Computer1 providing the server side of that definition. The emphasis is towards services and applications support. A standard server will provide a set of core services to support Internet applications.
The mandatory functionality includes:
A conforming system provides a set of services that permit the execution of pre-compiled applications that use the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 1.1. This environment consists of two parts:
A conforming system provides a TCP/IP Communications Service interface, built on Internet Standards.
A conforming system provides support for the role of an SNMP agent.
The required MIBs to be provided on a managed system are those described in IETF RFC 1213, Management Information Base for Network Management of TCP/IP-based Internets
A conforming system provides a World Wide Web document server using the HTTP protocol. It supports service of documents over both the HTTP protocol, or HTTP encapsulated within the Secure Sockets Layer Protocol (SSL).
In addition, a conforming HTTP/1.1 server will:
A conforming system provides an Internet domain name server.
A conforming system provides a telnet (virtual terminal) server, ftp (file transfer) server, and an NFS file server. Optional file services include server support for WebNFS.
A conforming system provides Electronic Mail services. It will be able to act as an SMTP server relay and be able to receive incoming messages. It will be able to act as a post office supporting the POP3 protocol and IMAP4.
A conforming system provides remote printing support.
A conforming system provides client booting services using the bootp, tftp, and dhcp protocols.
A conforming system provides Network Time Service (NTP).
A conforming system provides LDAP server side, directory services.
All formal standards included within this Product Standard are specified by a direct reference to the formal standard document itself.
For the Network File System the Indicator of Compliance is a Test Report from a currently authorized release of the VSX+XNFS Test Suite.
For the other constituent parts of this Product Standard there will be no initial Indicator of Compliance specified. The Open Group intends to introduce tests of application-level interoperability for protocols within this Product Standard (http, ftp, telnet, smtp, and so on). Such tests will become a mandatory Indicator of Compliance three months after formal approval for branding. Reference should be made to Test Suites and Test Laboratories to ascertain whether the suite is now available, and whether the three month period has elapsed.
The Internet services introduced are based on de facto practice and no migration issues are anticipated.
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