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Connection-less Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (CLDAP) to Historic Status (RFC3352)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000011557D
Original Publication Date: 2003-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Mar-05
Document File: 5 page(s) / 7K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

K. Zeilenga: AUTHOR

Abstract

The Connection-less Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (CLDAP) technical specification, RFC 1798, was published in 1995 as a Proposed Standard. This document discusses the reasons why the CLDAP technical specification has not been furthered on the Standard Track. This document recommends that RFC 1798 be moved to Historic status.

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Network Working Group� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � K. Zeilenga

Request for Comments: 3352� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � OpenLDAP Foundation

Obsoletes: 1798� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � March 2003

Category: Informational

� � � � Connection-less Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (CLDAP)

� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � to Historic Status

Status of this Memo

� � This memo provides information for the Internet community.� It does

� � not specify an Internet standard of any kind.� Distribution of this

� � memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

� � Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2003).� All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

� � The Connection-less Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (CLDAP)

� � technical specification, RFC 1798, was published in 1995 as a

� � Proposed Standard.� This document discusses the reasons why the CLDAP

� � technical specification has not been furthered on the Standard Track.

� � This document recommends that RFC 1798 be moved to Historic status.

1. Background

� � Connection-less Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (CLDAP)

� � [RFC1798] was published in 1995 as a Proposed Standard.� The protocol

� � was targeted at applications which require lookup of small amounts of

� � information held in the directory.� The protocol avoids the overhead

� � of establishing (and closing) a connection and the session bind and

� � unbind operations needed in connection-oriented directory access

� � protocols.� The CLDAP was designed to complement version 2 of the

� � Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAPv2) [RFC1777], now

� � Historic [HISTORIC].

� � In the seven years since its publication, CLDAP has not become widely

� � deployed on the Internet.� There are a number of probable reasons for

� � this:

� � - Limited functionality:

� � � � � � � + anonymous only,

� � � � � � � + read only,

� � � � � � � + small result sizes only, and

Zeilenga� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � Informational� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � [Page 1]

RFC 3352� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � CLDAP to Historic Status� � � � � � � � � � � � � March 2003

� � - Insufficient security capabilities:

� � � � � � � + no integrity protection,

� � � � � � � + no confidentiality protection

� � - Inadequate internationalization support;

� � - Insufficient extensibility; and

� � - Lack of multiple independently developed implementations.

� � The CLDAP technical specification has normative references to

� � multiple obsolete technical specifications including X.501(88),

� � X.511(88), RFC 1487 (the predecessor to RFC 1777, the now Historic

� � LDAPv2 technical specification).� Unless the technical specification

� � were to be updated, CLDAP cannot remain on the standards track

� � because of the Normative reference to a Historic RFC.

� � The community recognized in the mid-1990s that CLDAP needed to be

� � update...