[rfc-dist] RFC 4522 on Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP): The Binary Encoding Option

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        RFC 4522

        Title:      Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP): 
                    The Binary Encoding Option 
        Author:     S. Legg
        Status:     Standards Track
        Date:       June 2006
        Mailbox:    steven.legg at eb2bcom.com
        Pages:      8
        Characters: 16276
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-legg-ldap-binary-04.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc4522.txt

Each attribute stored in a Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) 
directory has a defined syntax (i.e., data type).
A syntax definition specifies how attribute values
conforming to the syntax are
normally represented when transferred in LDAP operations.
This representation is referred to as the LDAP-specific encoding
to distinguish it from other methods of encoding attribute values.
This document defines an attribute option, the binary option,
that can be used to specify that the associated attribute values are
instead encoded according to the Basic Encoding Rules (BER)
used by X.500 directories.  [STANDARDS TRACK]

This is now a Proposed Standard Protocol.

STANDARDS TRACK: This document specifies an Internet standards track
protocol for the Internet community,and requests discussion and 
suggestions for improvements.  Please refer to the current edition of the 
Internet Official Protocol Standards (STD 1) for the standardization 
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