[Fedora-directory-devel] Re: How to implement Extended DNs for Samba4?

Howard Chu hyc at symas.com
Tue Oct 21 10:49:52 GMT 2008

Pierangelo Masarati wrote:
> Howard Chu wrote:
>> I think you misunderstood my proposal. I'm not suggesting we muck with
>> the returned DNs at all; the extra information will only appear in the
>> response control.
> So you mean adding a response control value made of something like
> controlValue ::= SEQUENCE {
> 	extended	extendedDN
> }
> extendedDN ::= SEQUENCE {
> 	attrval		attrVal
> }
> attrVal ::= {
> 	attrspec	attrSpec,
> 	value		octetString
> }
> where the sequence of attrSpec was specified in the control request.  In
> the case at hand, the control request would contain GUID, SID and
> entryDN.  Is this what you mean?  Then, it would be the client's task to
> use the response to build a string in the format specified by
> 1.2.840.113556.1.4.529.

Yes, that's what I had in mind. The question is whether that's sufficient for 
Samba's purposes; the control that I've described is sufficiently general that 
it would be useful for a lot of other cases.

   -- Howard Chu
   CTO, Symas Corp.           http://www.symas.com
   Director, Highland Sun     http://highlandsun.com/hyc/
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