Overview#Directory Information Base (DIB) is information held in an DSA
Often RFCs and other documents do not make any distinction and use only Directory Information Tree for both the "Structure" and the "Information"
A server holds at least a fragment of the Directory Information Base (DIB).
The Directory Information Base contains two classes of information:
- user information (e.g., information provided and administrated by users)
- administrative and operational information (e.g., information used to administer and/or operate the directory)
These two models, referred to as the generic Directory Information Models, describe how information is represented in the Directory.
These generic models provide a framework for other information models.