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Lightweight Directory Access Protocol version 2 (LDAPv2) to Historic Status (RFC3494)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000011558D
Original Publication Date: 2003-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Mar-05
Document File: 6 page(s) / 9K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

K. Zeilenga: AUTHOR

Abstract

This document recommends the retirement of version 2 of the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAPv2) and other dependent specifications, and discusses the reasons for doing so. This document recommends RFC 1777, 1778, 1779, 1781, and 2559 (as well as documents they superseded) be moved to Historic status.

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

Request for Comments: 3494� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � OpenLDAP Foundation

Obsoletes: 1484, 1485, 1487, 1488, 1777,� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � March 2003

� � � � � � � � � � 1778, 1779, 1781, 2559

Category: Informational

� � � � � � � Lightweight Directory Access Protocol version 2 (LDAPv2)

� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 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

� � This document recommends the retirement of version 2 of the

� � Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAPv2) and other dependent

� � specifications, and discusses the reasons for doing so.� This

� � document recommends RFC 1777, 1778, 1779, 1781, and 2559 (as well as

� � documents they superseded) be moved to Historic status.

Lightweight Directory Access Protocol, version 2

� � LDAPv2 (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol, version 2)

� � [RFC1777][RFC1778][RFC1779] is an Internet Protocol used to access

� � X.500-based directory services.� This document recommends that LDAPv2

� � and other dependent specifications be retired.� Specifically, this

� � document recommends RFC 1777, 1778, 1779, 1781, and 2559 (as well as

� � documents they superseded) be moved to Historic status.� The reasons

� � for taking this action are discussed below.

� � LDAPv2 was published in 1995 as a Draft Standard.� Since its

� � publication, a number of inadequacies in the specification have been

� � discovered.� LDAPv3 [RFC3377] was published in 1997 as a Proposed

� � Standard to resolve these inadequacies.� While LDAPv3 is currently

� � being revised [LDAPbis], it is clearly technically superior to

� � LDAPv2.

� � The LDAPv2 specification is not generally adhered to; that is, an

� � independently developed implementation of the specification would not

� � interoperate with existing implementations, as existing

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

RFC 3494� � � � � � � � � � � � � � LDAPv2 to Historic Status� � � � � � � � � � � � � March 2003

� � implementations use syntaxes and semantics different than those

� � prescribed by the specification.� Below are two examples.

� � � � � 1) Existing LDAPv2 implementations do not commonly restrict

� � � � � � � � textual values to IA5 (ASCII) and T.61 (Teletex) as required by

� � � � � � � � RFC 1777 and RFC 1778.� Some existing implementations use ISO

� � � � � � � � 8859-1, others use UCS-2, others use UTF-8, and some use the

� � � � � � � � current local character set.

� � � � � 2) RFC 1777 requires use of the textual string associated with

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