New version of LDBP (Now called LDAP)

Steve Hardcastle-Kille <> Fri, 17 April 1992 09:12 UTC

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Subject: New version of LDBP (Now called LDAP)
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Date: Fri, 17 Apr 1992 10:10:06 +0100
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This is being submitted as an Internet Draft


        Lightweight Directory Access Protocol
        W. Yeong
        T. Howes
        S.E. Hardcastle-Kille
        February 1992
The tremendous interest in X.500 [1,2] technology in the Internet has
lead to efforts to reduce the high ``cost of entry'' associated with use
of the technology, such as the Directory Assistance Service [3] and
DIXIE [4]. While efforts such as these have met with success, they have
been solutions based on particular implementations and as such have lim-
ited applicability.  This document continues the efforts to define
Directory protocol alternatives but departs from previous efforts in
that it consciously avoids dependence on particular implementations.

The protocol described in this document is the first of a series of pro-
tocols designed to provide access to the Directory while not incurring
the resource requirements of the Directory Access Protocol (DAP). This
protocol is specifically targeted at simple management applications and
browser applications that provide simple read/write interactive access
to the Directory, and is intended to be a complement to the DAP itself.