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Re: schema syntax: Octet string vs IA5 string

Roel van Meer <rolek@linvision.com> writes:

> Assuming this, i thought i had two choices, octet or IA5 string. When i
> found out that the directory server doesn't check if the value you give
> is actually matching your syntax (i can put a random string in an octet
> string attribute), the only two criteria i had were performance and
> logic.

You have misunderstood the term "octet string".  Read blob for it and
it will make more sense.

You can put anything on an octet string.

This is ASN1-speak.