[CESG] FW: [EXTERNAL] Re: OID repository: Updated

Shames, Peter M (US 312B) peter.m.shames at jpl.nasa.gov
Tue Sep 15 16:56:26 UTC 2020

Dear SANA, et al,

A recent question came up relating to the use of the ISO Object Identifiers (OID) that we have built into the SANA revisions.  The question was related to the use of SCIDs as a unique identifier for spacecraft.  Since SCIDs are not unique (and never were) my suggestion was that the ISO OIDs that we assigned to spacecraft when they request SCIDs should be used.  These are truly globally unique identifiers and persist once assigned.  They can also be assigned by the SANA even if a SCID is not requested.  How wide this use will be remains to be seen, but that is a separate topic.

When I went looking for an Internet link to the OIDs that we have defined I realized that while CCSDS has an OID assigned [], and that could be looked up in an on-line OID registry (http://oid-info.com), there was no connection from this CCSDS OID entry to the SANA registries where these detailed CCSDS OIDs were documented.  This was a gap and expecting users to navigate from this OID registry, to the CCSDS website, to the SANA, seemed to be too much to expect.

Yesterday I reached out to this OID registry and asked if they could remedy this.  They have done that, and in spades.  They not only updated the CCSDS registry entry, and added a link to the SANA registries, but they also included references to the SANA Yellow Books that document the registries.  I have attached a snapshot of the current entry in their oid-info.com registry and also one of the SANA page that their link now takes the user to.

As you can see from their reply, we have control over this information and could, if we wished, send them the whole set of OIDs.  We could do this, or we could just send them the top level decomposition, and use that as a driver of users to our site, which is the authoritative source.  I see no benefit is sending them the whole OID set, but do see a potential benefit in sending them the first level decomp, which is the names of the sets: organizations, contacts, spacecraft, SLE, CSS, S/C, Service Site & Aperture, etc.  See CCSDS OID screenshot.

Wanted you all to be aware of this and to have an opportunity to review, comment, and request changes if any appear to be needed.

And BTW, there are also some Wikipedia web pages for OID that I intend to update as well.  Might as well get some added visibility for this.  It is public and it is, or could be, of value to others.

Cheers, Peter

From: "olivier.dubuisson at orange.com" <olivier.dubuisson at orange.com>
Organization: Orange
Date: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 1:36 AM
To: Peter Shames <peter.m.shames at jpl.nasa.gov>
Subject: [EXTERNAL] Re: OID repository: Question from a user


I've updated the description of your OID at http://oid-info.com/get/<https://urldefense.us/v3/__http:/oid-info.com/get/;!!PvBDto6Hs4WbVuu7!a9ORvqdJWwag-cdrWvdRHi4QIUshrQVCXBivv_myv3nY9x6gxxmZ48zT0szYylQTlSAF6Qfk$>
You can Modify this OID<https://urldefense.us/v3/__http:/www.oid-info.com/cgi-bin/manage?oid=;!!PvBDto6Hs4WbVuu7!a9ORvqdJWwag-cdrWvdRHi4QIUshrQVCXBivv_myv3nY9x6gxxmZ48zT0szYylQTlatOpQTN$> at any time.

We don't have a resolution system per se which could be interconnected with other resolution systems. But you can submit a large set of OIDs in an XML file as explained at http://www.oid-info.com/submit.htm<https://urldefense.us/v3/__http:/www.oid-info.com/submit.htm__;!!PvBDto6Hs4WbVuu7!a9ORvqdJWwag-cdrWvdRHi4QIUshrQVCXBivv_myv3nY9x6gxxmZ48zT0szYylQTlSAEbDrX$>
but we'll implement a tool that will automatically add your OIDs to our OID repository with a hyperlink to their description in the SANA registry. (If you have any issue with this, please reply quickly :-) )

OID repository admin

On 14/09/2020 23:55, Shames, Peter M (US 312B) wrote:
Dear OID Admin,

I represent an organization, CCSDS, ISO OID [].  We, have an on-line registry called the Space Assigned Numbers Authority (SANA), https://sanaragistry.org<https://urldefense.us/v3/__https:/sanaragistry.org__;!!PvBDto6Hs4WbVuu7!a9ORvqdJWwag-cdrWvdRHi4QIUshrQVCXBivv_myv3nY9x6gxxmZ48zT0szYylQTla2BgFLI$>, that will accept all CCSDS full OIDs and resolve them to their proper, lower level,  entries.

How can we connect our registry, which has the ability to do fully qualified OID resolution, to this tool?   Can we at least put a URL link to the SANA in the CCSDS "Description" field that shows up on your pages?  Or is there some other a way to reference this on-line registry?

Thanks, Peter Shames


Peter Shames
CCSDS Systems Engineering Area Director

Jet Propulsion Laboratory, MS 301-490
California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, CA 91109 USA

Telephone: +1 818 354-5740,  Fax: +1 818 393-6871

Internet:  Peter.M.Shames at jpl.nasa.gov


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