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Re: (ITS#4620) ORDERING support for builtin attributes uidNumber and gidNumber

At 01:52 PM 7/25/2006, hyc@symas.com wrote:
>The definitions in the current code come directly from RFC2307. They 
>cannot be changed. I note that the definitions still lack ORDERING rules 
>in RFC2307bis. If you want a change like this to be made, I suggest you 
>lobby the RFC authors, once they agree to change the spec then we'll 
>change the code to match.

And published.  I note that elements of schema are considered
immutable in X.500/LDAP (see X.501 and BCP64) and, hence, any
I-D that might attempt to mutate existing elements will likely
met with community resistance to its publication as an RFC.

>Until then, this patch should be rejected.


>frank@benkstein.net wrote:
>> Full_Name: Frank Benkstein
>> Version: openldap 2.3.24
>> OS: Linux 2.6
>> URL: http://cthulhu.c3d2.de/toidinamai/patches/openldap/openldap-2.3.24-ordered-uid-gid.patch
>> Submission from: (NULL) (
>> Dear OpenLDAP developers,
>> the following patch enables filtering for the builtin attributes uidNumber
>> and gidNumber. This is especially useful when using nss_ldap for user
>> management to ensure user ids are in the specified range and to avoid collision
>> with local users and groups.
>> Best regards
>> Frank Benkstein.
>  -- Howard Chu
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