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Proceedings of 16th International Conference on Data Engineering (Cat. No.00CB37073) (2000)
San Diego, California
Feb. 28, 2000 to Mar. 3, 2000
ISSN: 1063-6382
ISBN: 0-7695-0506-6
pp: 211
ABSTRACT
A great deal of corporate data is buried in network devices --- such as PBX messaging/email platforms, and data networking equipment --- where it is difficult to access and modify. Typically, the data is only available to the device itself for its internal purposes and it must be administered using either a proprietary interface or a standard protocol against a proprietary schema. This leads to many problems, most notably: the need for data replication and difficult interoperation with other devices and applications. MetaComm addresses these problems by providing a framework to integrate data from multiple devices into a meta-directory. The system allows user information to be modified through a directory using the LDAP protocol as well as directly through two legacy devices: a Definity (R) PBX and a voice messaging system. In order to prevent data inconsistencies, updates to any system must be reflected appropriately in all systems. We also discuss implementation details and experiences.
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M. Holder et al., "MetaComm: A Meta-Directory for Telecommunications," Proceedings of 16th International Conference on Data Engineering (Cat. No.00CB37073)(ICDE), San Diego, California, 2000, pp. 211.
doi:10.1109/ICDE.2000.839414
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