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RE: ModifyDN -- subtrees or not?
Due to the amount of confusion regarding this issue. I suggest that either a general and very concrete statement is made that explicitly allows a server to refuse to service any operation for any reason, or that each operation be reworded to replace "will" language with something along the lines of "attempts to". I suppose the first choice can be done by adding or referencing an applicability statement, but that imposes an extra level of indirection that the reader must jump through.
>>> "Kurt D. Zeilenga" <Kurt@OpenLDAP.org> 9/17/01 11:57:40 AM >>>
At 03:28 AM 2001-09-17, Chris Harding wrote:
>My suggestion is that you clarify whether the RFC requires servers to implement Move Subtree (and other operations that are the subjects of protocol requests).
While I think the language used could be improved, I believe
the technical specification is reasonable clear that a server
can refuse to successfully complete any operation for any
reason and is only obligated to return an appropriate response.
An implementation is free to return a non-successful result in
response to any and all subtree move (rename) requests. This may
be due to mapping onto a directory system which cannot support
this request [RFC 2251, 3.3]. I note that many LDAP servers
do not support subtree move (rename).