[cifs-protocol] String and binary forms of attributes

Hongwei Sun hongweis at microsoft.com
Mon Jun 9 20:48:16 GMT 2008


    Thanks for the question regarding string and binary forms of AD attributes. We will review your question and let you know as soon as our investigation completes.


Hongwei  Sun - Support Escalation Engineer
DSC Protocol  Team, Microsoft
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From: cifs-protocol-bounces+hongweis=microsoft.com at cifs.org [mailto:cifs-protocol-bounces+hongweis=microsoft.com at cifs.org] On Behalf Of Andrew Bartlett
Sent: Monday, June 09, 2008 2:59 AM
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Subject: [cifs-protocol] String and binary forms of attributes

I am requesting correction assistance on the string and binary forms of these attributes:

In MS-ADA3 - 2.43 and 2.44 we see a description of the objectGUID and objectSID attributes.  Helpful cross-references to MS-DTYP are included.
However, no reference in either document is made to the ability of AD LDAP servers to accept string (rather than binary) forms of these attributes in searches.

Is there a schema attribute that defines which attribute types allow these kinds of polymorphic searches, or is it a hard-coded list?

What other attributes have such flexible matching rules?


Andrew Bartlett
Andrew Bartlett
Authentication Developer, Samba Team           http://samba.org
Samba Developer, Red Hat Inc.

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