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Re: Can I query an attribute's type?
On Wed, 30 Aug 2006 19:44:32 -0700
Howard Chu <email@example.com> wrote:
> Michael B Allen wrote:
> > On Wed, 30 Aug 2006 17:03:14 -0700
> > "Kurt D. Zeilenga" <Kurt@OpenLDAP.org> wrote:
> >> slapd(8) supports the LDAP subschema discovery mechanism
> >> detailed in RFC 4512.
> > Actually I think I'm going to opt for shipping a file of known binary
> > attributes. Searching the schema is clearly not portable.
> Excuse me? This has been a standard feature of LDAPv3 for several years.
> It is the *only* portable approach, by definition. All LDAPv3 servers
> must support it otherwise they are not LDAPv3 servers.
I'm not talking about shipping a server. I want my *client* routines
to convert all strings to the locale encoding but the only way to know
what's a string and what's binary is to look them up in a list.
> > Also, I'm just curious by why didn't you present the schema information
> > like all other information in the directory so that it's searchable
> > using regular ldap routines?
> Since it is of course searchable using the standard LDAP Search
> operation, you clearly have no idea what you're asking.
Good! So how do you return a list of attribute names with certain
attribute syntax oids?
The closest thing I can get is something like this compound form:
ldapSyntaxes: ( 188.8.131.52.4.1.14184.108.40.206.28 DESC 'JPEG' X-NOT-HUMAN-READABLE 'TRUE' )
Meaning the OID isn't addressable and therefore you cannot select elements
But I'm glad I'm wrong. So how do I do it?