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Re: ldap_dn2ad_canonical() and UTF8

Ralf Haferkamp wrote:
> Hi,
> The ldap_dn2ad_canonical() function is supposed to map an LDAP DN into a 
> Active Directory Canonical Name. Does anybody know why this function 
> disallows DNs with UTF8 characters in them? The comments in the code are 
> somewhat uncertain regarding this ;)
> /*
>  *   b) does DCE/AD support UTF-8?
>  *      no clue; don't think so.
>  */
> But testing with a Windows Server showed me that is seems to be possible to 
> have UTF characters in the Canonical name. I am asking because I'd like to 
> commit a change that allows to have UTF8 in canonical names (by removing the 
> check for LDAP_AVA_NONPRINTABLE from the strval2ADstr* functions.

As the comment says, I had no clue at that time about AD/DCE allowing
UTF-8.  All in all, not supporting it seemed a conservative choice.  If
you think it does, then please feel free to alter the check.


Ing. Pierangelo Masarati
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