USENIX Technical Program - Abstract - Smartcard 99
A Personal Naming and Directory Service for Mobile Internet Users
Alain Macaire and David Carlier, Gemplus Research Lab
This paper proposes a new approach for the role of smartcards into
distributed and mobile service environments. It is based on the naming and
directory service architecture. We present a naming and directory service
architecture which is based on a new component we named Personal Naming
and Directory Service (PNDS), which is embedded on a smartcard. In section
two, after a short introduction, we present PNDS concept and list advantages
to have it stored on a smartcard. Section three gives an overview and limits
of current smartcards applications for mobile users. Section four presents
PNDS features more precisely, and shows how it has been integrated into a
federated architecture of naming servers (PNDS has been prototyped using a
GemXpresso JavaCard platform). To demonstrate the PNDS concept, an example of
a PNDS-based application is presented in section five.
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