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Re: (ITS#6261) Misparsing when commas present in LDAP URL DNs
- To: openldap-its@OpenLDAP.org
- Subject: Re: (ITS#6261) Misparsing when commas present in LDAP URL DNs
- From: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Tue, 18 Aug 2009 17:44:27 GMT
- Auto-submitted: auto-generated (OpenLDAP-ITS)
> Full_Name: John Morrissey
> Version: RE24
> OS: Linux
> URL: ftp://ftp.openldap.org/incoming/
> Submission from: (NULL) (188.8.131.52)
> libldap's ldap_url_parselist_int() splits URLs on spaces (" ") and commas
> (",") when parsing them. Commas in LDAP URLs do not need to be
> percent-encoded (in fact, section 4 of RFC 4516 has a number of examples
> with non-encoded commas).
> Perhaps this is a documentation bug. In that case, ldap_open(3) should
> mention this behavior, especially since it conflicts with RFC 4516.
Looks like a doc bug to me. Note that the commandline tools state explicitly:
Specify URI(s) referring to the ldap server(s); a list of URI,
separated by whitespace or commas is expected; only the protoâ??
col/host/port fields are allowed.
The ldap_open(3) manpage should say the same.
-- Howard Chu
CTO, Symas Corp. http://www.symas.com
Director, Highland Sun http://highlandsun.com/hyc/
Chief Architect, OpenLDAP http://www.openldap.org/project/