Re: [ldapext] LDAP work at IETF...

Mark R Bannister <> Tue, 27 January 2015 12:03 UTC

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On 25/01/2015 20:36, Ludovic Poitou wrote:
> Hi Everyone,
> Over the years, there has been a number of documents related to the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) that have been left unfinished or are slowly progressing.
> There are a number of individuals that have interest in re-forming an IETF Working Group around LDAP to finish some of the work and make them on the Standard Track. Howard Chu and I are ready to lead that effort.
> I’d like to poll the audience of this mailing list on the interest of seeing this progressing. I would also like to hear about volunteers to work on those documents, either contributing text or reviewing them carefully.
> Please find below the list of documents that have been considered for the working group to finalise and get published (in no specific order):
> draft-findlay-ldap-groupofentries
> draft-stroeder-namedobject
> draft-stroeder-hashed-userpassword-values (informational
> draft-stroeder-mailboxrelatedobject
> RFC2307bis
> draft-behera-ldap-password-policy
> inetOrgPerson 2.0
> Ludovic
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> Ludovic Poitou

Hi Ludovic,

The following internet drafts are intended to replace RFC2307 and 
RFC2307bis.  They were first released for review in August 2013, 
although lack of a working group left them largely unreviewed.  I did, 
however, receive many comments from this mailing list a year ago which I 
incorporated in later versions:


I have subsequently produced a reference implementation in Python, and 
we are close to having our first large-scale enterprise deployment of 
DBIS.  See

I would prefer to see RFC2307bis removed from the list to be considered 
above, and replaced by the DBIS drafts.

I am also very happy to volunteer my time to review or contribute 
further to the other documents you mention.

Please let me know.

Best regards,
Mark Bannister.