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Re: Double colon in LDIF
rob fielding wanted us to know:
>I'm still finding my feet in LDAP and LDIFs but I've been led to think
>entries such as these were 'corruptions' :
Others have already mentioned that it is simply base64 encoded. The
easiest way to see what's really in there is a good old commandline
[todd@tlyons ~]$ echo "Ym0ubmV3QGRl" | mimencode -u ; echo
[todd@tlyons ~]$ echo "AGNuPWRzdnIwMDAwLG91PUF" | mimencode -u ; echo
Warning: base64 decoder saw premature EOF!
That actually looks like some kind of error, but not sure where.
>Things to note: *all* userPassword entries are double colon entries in
>the LDIF - they are infact plaintext at this point, visible in gq. Not
>Can someone clarify whether the above is 'normal' or not? I'm begining
As others have said, yes.
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