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Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) Cancel Operation (RFC3909)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000031765D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Oct-08
Document File: 8 page(s) / 13K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

K. Zeilenga: AUTHOR

Abstract

This specification describes a Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) extended operation to cancel (or abandon) an outstanding operation. Unlike the LDAP Abandon operation, but like the X.511 Directory Access Protocol (DAP) Abandon operation, this operation has a response which provides an indication of its outcome.

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Network Working Group                                        K. Zeilenga

Request for Comments: 3909                           OpenLDAP Foundation

Category: Standards Track                                   October 2004

             Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP)

                            Cancel Operation

Status of this Memo

   This document specifies an Internet standards track protocol for the

   Internet community, and requests discussion and suggestions for

   improvements.  Please refer to the current edition of the "Internet

   Official Protocol Standards" (STD 1) for the standardization state

   and status of this protocol.  Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2004).

Abstract

   This specification describes a Lightweight Directory Access Protocol

   (LDAP) extended operation to cancel (or abandon) an outstanding

   operation.  Unlike the LDAP Abandon operation, but like the X.511

   Directory Access Protocol (DAP) Abandon operation, this operation has

   a response which provides an indication of its outcome.

1.  Background and Intent of Use

   The Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) [RFC3377] provides

   an Abandon operation [RFC2251] which clients may use to cancel other

   operations.  The Abandon operation does not have a response and

   requires no response from the abandoned operation.  These semantics

   provide the client with no clear indication of the outcome of the

   Abandon operation.

   The X.511 Directory Access Protocol (DAP) [X.511] provides an Abandon

   operation which has a response and also requires the abandoned

   operation to return a response indicating it was canceled.  The LDAP

   Cancel operation is modeled after the DAP Abandon operation.

   The LDAP Cancel operation SHOULD be used instead of the LDAP Abandon

   operation when the client needs an indication of the outcome.  This

   operation may be used to cancel both interrogation and update

   operations.

Zeilenga                    Standards Track                     [Page 1]

RFC 3909                 LDAP Cancel Operation              October 2004

   Protocol elements are described using ASN.1 [X.680] with implicit

   tags.  The term "BER-encoded" means the element is to be encoded

   using the Basic Encoding Rules [X.690] under the restrictions

   detailed in Section 5.1 of [RFC2251].

   DSA stands for Directory System Agent (or server).

   DSE stands for DSA-specific Entry.

   The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT",

   "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" in this

   document are to be interpreted as described in BCP 14 [RFC2119].

2.  Cancel...