Object identifiers (OIDs) and their registration authorities
Table of Contents
Part 1 – Introductory material
1 Object Identifiers (OIDs) - What? Why? How? Who?
1.1 What is an OID?
1.2 What terminology is used?
1.3 What is a registration authority?
1.4 Why would I want an OID?
1.5 How are they allocated?
1.6 How do I get one?
1.7 Who already has one?
1.8 What else do I need to know?
2 Intended audience
3 Introduction to contents
4 An introduction to the notation for specifying an OID value
Part 2 – Background and history
5 ITU-T and ISO/IEC collaboration
6 History of standardization of the OID
6.1 The early years
6.2 Decisions on use of names or numbers to identify arcs in the OID tree
6.3 The current main standards for OIDs, including registration authority procedures
6.4 The introduction of long arcs
6.5 Emergence of the OID repository
6.6 The OID resolution system (ORS)
Part 3 – OID tree structure, notations and encodings
7 Structure of the OID tree
7.1 A dissertation on trees
7.2 Early principles established for the OID tree
8 The high-level arcs and the naming of arcs
9 ASN.1 notations for OIDs
9.1 Initial illustrations
9.2 Traditional notation
9.3 The "dot" notation
9.4 OID-IRI notation
9.5 Encoding of OIDs
Part 4 – Practical use of OIDs
10 The OID repository
10.1 General description
10.2 The OID repository FAQ page
10.3 Accessing information in the OID repository
10.4 How to update the OID repository
11 The ITU-T module database
12 Early and current use of OIDs
Part 5 – More recent developments
14 Rules on Unicode labels
15 Long arcs
Part 6 – The OID Resolution System (ORS)
16 Concepts and need
17 Operation of the ORS
18 Use of the DNS
Part 7 – Obtaining an object identifier, long arc, or DNS look-up capability
19 Choosing a place to be hung from
19.1 A few available options
19.2 Main choices in simple cases
19.3 The "Internet OID"
20 An OID for sub-allocations in a country/state
20.1 Simple allocation
20.2 Use of Unicode labels for arcs under the arc "Country"
21 An OID for an ITU-T Recommendation or International Standard
22 An OID for some other organization or activity
23 Managing sub-allocations, including a country registration authority
24 Getting a long arc Unicode label
25 How to obtain an ORS look-up capability via DNS for your node
26 Discussion of minor conventions on OIDs
Appendix A – Summary of the high-level arcs
A.2 Arc 0 from the root and its sub-arcs
A.3 Arc 1 from the root and its sub-arcs
A.4 Arc 2 from the root and its sub-arcs
Appendix B – Encodings of Object Identifiers
B.1 Early decisions on binary encodings
B.2 The basic principle of binary OID encodings
B.3 Consequences in later years
B.4 XML encodings in protocols
Appendix C – Operation of a country Registration Authority
C.2 Check-list of actions to be taken
C.3 Historical relics and changes
C.4 Suggested template for a letter notifying the operation of an RA for a country
C.5 Examples of letters
Appendix D – Abbreviations (acronyms) and other terms