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Re: (ITS#6140) nadf.schema: AttributeType not found: "lastModifiedTime"
- To: openldap-its@OpenLDAP.org
- Subject: Re: (ITS#6140) nadf.schema: AttributeType not found: "lastModifiedTime"
- From: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Thu, 13 Aug 2009 03:27:57 GMT
- Auto-submitted: auto-generated (OpenLDAP-ITS)
> Full_Name: Michael StrÃ¶der
> Version: RE24
> OS: Linux
> Submission from: (NULL) (220.127.116.11)
> 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 18.104.22.168.4.1.1422.214.171.124.53
> # 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 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
 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superseded by the DNS-based directory hierarchy proposed in RFC2377 back in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
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/