Mike Cowlishaw, IBM Fellow, presented "Changing the Way Computers Compute" at the Hillgang user group meeting on 24 April 2008. This presentation explains the need for hardware-accelerated binary decimal formats and the emerging IEEE standards in this area.
Standards documents, and standards-making organizations, related to the information technology industry
The Technical Reference FAQ provides commonly-needed technical reference information about hardware, software, and IT standards, as well as web links to items in these categories. This FAQ was created mainly for the convenience of Sine Nomine Associates' staff, but there was no reason not to share with others.
Adam Thornton continues his series on Do-It-Yourself Linux with an article on installing a mail transport system. From Technical Support Magazine (January 2003, PDF)
This document (ASCII text) provides the official listing of well-known port numbers for IP network services. These numbers define how TCP/IP and UDP/IP network servers and clients are to be configured in a standard system.
Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) is, technically, a protocol for connecting to an enterprise directory. In recent years, the original X.500 standard has been largely supplanted by LDAP protocol servers that also implement the back-end data repository, so "LDAP" has become practically synonymous with "directory." This page provides commonly-needed reference information and links to LDAP-related standards.