A more detailed background and introduction of the IRP concept is given in TS 32.101
and TS 32.102
To perform network management tasks, co-operating applications require identical interpretation of names assigned to network resources under management. Such names are required to be unambiguous as well. This TS recommends one name convention for network resources under management in the IRP context.
To facilitate integration of network management information obtained via multiple IRPs of different technologies such as CMIP and CORBA, identical network resource name semantics must be conveyed in all IRPs. This TS specifies one such name convention.