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Re: Non-numeric OIDs; iPlanet->openLDAP

I was afraid of that. So (just to clarify) LDAP_SCHEMA_ALLOW_XX 
etc. have no effect? Is there any particular reason (if so) why they 
remain in the codebase? 

Relatedly: Has anyone else on the list faced the problem of importing 
a schema from iPlanet with non-numeric OIDs? How did you deal with 


Michael.Smith@domino1.cuny.edu wrote:

>What is the current state of play wrt the compile flags 
>LDAP_SCHEMA_ALLOW_ALL et al.? I see some contradictory 
>messages on the mailing list archives. 
>I'm particularly interested in allowing non-numeric OIDs 
>in schema definitions -- not because I think it's a good 
>idea, but because I need to import a schema originally 
>created on an iPlanet server, which uses alphanumeric 
>names for OIDs rather than dotted-decimal numbers.
slapd requires all schema elements to have numeric OIDs. It does allow 
the use of alphanumeric macro names in certain places, but those names 
must be resolvable to a numeric OID (see the "objectidentifier" ketword 
in slapd.conf(5)).

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