rfc3296 - Network Working Group K. Zeilenga Request for...

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Network Working Group K. Zeilenga Request for Comments: 3296 OpenLDAP Foundation Category: Standards Track July 2002 Named Subordinate References in Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) Directories 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 (2002). All Rights Reserved. Abstract This document details schema and protocol elements for representing and managing named subordinate references in Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) Directories. Conventions Schema definitions are provided using LDAPv3 description formats [RFC2252]. Definitions provided here are formatted (line wrapped) for readability. The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT", "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" used in this document are to be interpreted as described in BCP 14 [RFC2119]. 1. Background and Intended Usage The broadening of interest in LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) [RFC2251] directories beyond their use as front ends to X.500 [X.500] directories has created a need to represent knowledge information in a more general way. Knowledge information is information about one or more servers maintained in another server, used to link servers and services together. This document details schema and protocol elements for representing and manipulating named subordinate references in LDAP directories. A referral object is used to hold subordinate reference information in Zeilenga Standards Track [Page 1]
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RFC 3296 Named Subordinate References in LDAP Directories July 2002 the directory. These referral objects hold one or more URIs [RFC2396] contained in values of the ref attribute type and are used to generate protocol referrals and continuations. A control, ManageDsaIT, is defined to allow manipulation of referral and other special objects as normal objects. As the name of control implies, it is intended to be analogous to the ManageDsaIT service option described in X.511(97) [X.511]. Other forms of knowledge information are not detailed by this document. These forms may be described in subsequent documents. This document details subordinate referral processing requirements for servers. This document does not describe protocol syntax and semantics. This is detailed in RFC 2251 [RFC2251]. This document does not detail use of subordinate knowledge references to support replicated environments nor distributed operations (e.g., chaining of operations from one server to other servers). 2.
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