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Re: Loading LDAP schema files into cn=config
On 2/7/2011 2:53 ÎÎ, Simone Piccardi wrote:
I don't think there are comments inside cn=config, and
those are very important when you have to document and track tens of
Indeed, it seems that the config schema does not include a "description"
(or similar) attribute which can be used freely in any config DIT
entries for documentation purposes.
If this is truly the case, wouldn't it be advisable to add such support
to the config schema? Of course, this means that all objectclass
definitions should include: ...MAY (... $ description ) ...
Or, are there any other suggestions on how to include documentation in
the config DIT?
Documenting entries has proved very valuable in practice.
Usually, in our DIT (which includes mainly people, mail alias, other
accounts, and DNS data) we use single-valued or multi-valued (per entry)
"description" attributes (as defined in RFC 4519) which serve very well
our documentation needs. These are already included in the objectClasses
we use (based on account, person, domain etc. objectClasses ).
In some cases, we format these description values in very specific ways
so as to allow automatic processing of various attributes from external
scripts, based on data provided in the description attribute values.
This use of description attribute values might be unconventional (?) but
it suits our needs well and it has been a quite flexible tool.