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Re: (ITS#7246) Addition of FedFS schema LDIF

Michael Ströder wrote:
> hyc@symas.com wrote:
>> fedfsFsn
>>      IMO name/port should just be an LDAP URL. Also your definition provides
>> absolutely zero information of how the LDAP server should be contacted (e.g.
>> using ldaps or StartTLS) which both can be encoded in an LDAP URL.
> Which standard describes how to mandate use of StartTLS with a LDAP URL?
> OpenLDAP has its own extension key-word "StartTLS" and I'm also using it with
> web2ldap. But AFAIK this is not defined in any standard which could be
> referenced in a RFC.

True but irrelevant. The point is that standardizing on a URL syntax today 
future-proofs a spec and allows it to handle new connection mechanisms that 
may appear in the future. Host/port is inextricably tied to networking in the 

> http://www.openldap.org/lists/openldap-devel/200202/msg00060.html
> http://www.openldap.org/lists/openldap-devel/200810/msg00034.html
> Ciao, Michael.

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