Thanks. I'll see if I can figure out how to do that.
>From: Dieter Kluenter<firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Sent: Tuesday, August 17, 2004 4:41:00 PM
>Subject: Re: postalAddress trouble
"joemoyle" <email@example.com> writes:
> I'm using OpenLDAP 2.2.8. I'm using BDB for my back end. I'm new to Linux and OpenLDAP so please
> bear with me. I've got my ldap server up and running. I've written a perl script that gets user
> information from a MS SQL server database and creates an LDIF file from it. The first 11998
> entries load just fine until I run into a problem with postalAddress. The error message
> follows. adding new entry "firstname.lastname@example.org,ou=mydomain.com,o=parentcompany"
> ldapadd: update failed: email@example.com,ou=mydomain.com,o=parentcompany
> ldap_add: Invalid syntax (21)
> additional info: postalAddress: value #0 invalid per syntax I can't show the users entire LDIF
> entry because of privacy issues but the line with postalAddress follows. postalAddress: 21
> boulevard poissonnière This is the only entry in my entire LDIF that has the è character and I
> wonder if that is what is causing the problem. I thought that LDAP 2.2.8 was natively UTF-8
> compliant and didn't think that I would have any problems with a character like this (if that is
> even the problem). I've read the portion of RFC2256 that pertain to postalAddress but don't see
> anything that gives me a clue:). I searched a little on google and found a site that describes
> OIDs. I didn't find anything there either. Any help or clues would
> be greatly appreciated.
You have encode your ldif file to utf-8.
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