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Re: (ITS#6140) nadf.schema: AttributeType not found: "lastModifiedTime"

michael@stroeder.com wrote:
> Full_Name: Michael Ströder
> Version: RE24
> OS: Linux
> URL:
> Submission from: (NULL) (
> When including nadf.schema slapd does not start and prints error message:
> /opt/openldap-RE24/etc/openldap/schema/nadf.schema: line 111 objectclass:
> AttributeType not found: "lastModifiedTime"
> /etc/openldap/slapd.conf: line 17:<include>  handler exited with 1!
> Analyzing this I found this commented declaration in cosine.schema:
> ## Deprecated in favor of modifyTimeStamp
> #attributetype ( 0.9.2342.19200300.100.1.23 NAME 'lastModifiedTime'
> #       DESC 'RFC1274: time of last modify, replaced by modifyTimestamp'
> #       OBSOLETE
> #       SYNTAX
> #       USAGE directoryOperation )
> So it seems nadf.schema is not usable at the moment.

The comments in the file already state "intended to be used with QUIPU/X.500 
and not LDAPv3".

Not sure what the point is to maintaining this file any further, the NADF was 
absorbed by the EMA (Electronic Messaging Association) in 1996[1] and as far 
as I can see, the EMA has vanished from the web. (www.ema.org now directs to a 
porn directory here; apparently my network provider Time-Warner is hijacking 

[1] http://archive.dante.net/upload/pdf/NameFLOW_Report_1996_Q1.pdf page 31

The X.500 directory structure that the NADF was created to promote was 
superseded by the DNS-based directory hierarchy proposed in RFC2377 back in 
1998. So it seems the relevance of this schema to anything in use today is 
about nil.

If you can find any current, active organizations with a currently maintained 
spec for this schema, we can certainly update it. Otherwise, seems like we 
should drop it.
   -- Howard Chu
   CTO, Symas Corp.           http://www.symas.com
   Director, Highland Sun     http://highlandsun.com/hyc/
   Chief Architect, OpenLDAP  http://www.openldap.org/project/