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Re: Errors in RFC 2307 and nis.schema?

It was a mistake. A case of not finding errors in your own writing and,
back then, no one was particularly interested in using LDAP for UNIX
account information, so it wasn't particularly thoroughly reviewed
by third parties.

This will be fixed in 2307bis.

And yes, the intention is that description is always a MAY.


-- Luke

>From: "Kurt D. Zeilenga" <Kurt@OpenLDAP.org>
>Subject: Re: Errors in RFC 2307 and nis.schema?
>To: "Chuck Coker" <chuckc@tyrell.com>
>Cc: "OpenLDAP Software" <openldap-software@OpenLDAP.org>
>Date: Sun, 09 Sep 2001 10:58:13 -0700
>At 10:24 AM 2001-09-09, Chuck Coker wrote:
>>In RFC 2307 and the nis.schema file that ships with OpenLDAP, the following
>>two entries list "description" as both MUST and MAY.
>>Is there a reason for this?
>I assume it was a mistake... but mistake or not, the schema is
>what it is.
>>Doesn't the MUST clause override the MAY clause, i.e., since it is in
>>the MUST clause, doesn't that make it a required attribute?
>The MUST requires the allowed attribute be present.
>(All MUSTed attributes are implicitly allowed.)

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