Network Database (netdata)
Charter Status: Concluded March, 1994 Chair(s): Daisy Rose Description of Working Group: The Network Database Working Group is chartered to define a standard interface among databases on TCP/IP internets. The working group will address the issue of database connectivity in a distributed environment which allows authorized users remote access to databases. It will be designed as a client/server model based on TCP/IP as its communication protocol. Several problems must be resolved that are associated with the network database protocol, such as management of multiple threads between clients and servers, management of multiple servers, management of data buffers, data conversions, and security. Additional related problems will be covered as the discussion goes on. Therefore, the description and the schedule can be revised. This working group is independent from the SQL access group; however, there may be some overlapping interest. The SQL access group is welcome to join IETF's discussions and share information in both directions. If both groups find that merging two efforts into one will speed up the process, the merge can be done in the future. For now, this working group works on issues according to its own schedule and efforts.