Interface references are crucial to interworking between ODP systems and federation of groups of ODP systems. An
interface reference embodies the information needed to establish bindings, including binding to objects at nodes that
support several different communication protocols and binding to objects in different management domains. An
interface reference further embodies the information required for the engineering mechanism to maintain bindings
between computational objects in the presence of distribution transparencies such as migration transparency. They are
the foundation of ODP location and relocation transparency.
This Recommendation | International Standard includes:
· a framework for binding interfaces and a generic binding protocol (for both stream and operational
· a specification of the generic information structure of interface references (for both stream and
· representation(s) for interface references when transferred using standardized protocols;
· identification of procedures for the management and transfer of interface references with respect to
· identification of node management interfaces related to binding and federation which create or transform
· identification of requirements for quality of service information and for invocation of QoS or related
This Recommendation | International Standard provides an engineering description of the functionality needed to
support the computational binding of objects in ODP systems. Security and support for group communication are
important issues, but not within the scope of this Recommendation | International Standard.
1.2 Field of Application
This Recommendation | International Standard enables interworking between ODP systems.