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schema syntax: Octet string vs IA5 string

Hi list,

i have a question regarding the syntax definition of a schema entry.

in my schema, i have an attribute which will contain an ip number.
Should this have an Octet String syntax, or an IA5 String syntax?

Logically, i would say it should be an octet string, but the nis
schema uses an IA5 string.

I noticed that indexes for the attribute differ in size. The
attribute index file when using IA5 is 520192 bytes, while the index
file for Octet string is 503808 bytes.

Of course, the amount of disk space used is irrelevant, but i was
wondering if the syntax type had any influence on search


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