Referrals and Knowledge References in LDAP Directories

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (asid WG)
Authors Tim Howes  , David Chadwick  , Mark Wahl 
Last updated 1997-05-01
Stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
Intended RFC status (None)
Expired & archived
pdf htmlized (tools) htmlized bibtex
Stream WG state WG Document
Document shepherd No shepherd assigned
IESG IESG state Expired
Consensus Boilerplate Unknown
Telechat date
Responsible AD (None)
Send notices to (None)

This Internet-Draft is no longer active. A copy of the expired Internet-Draft can be found at


This document defines a 'ref' attribute and associated 'referral' object class for representing generic knowledge information in LDAP directories [LDAP]. The attribute uses URIs [RFC1738] to represent knowledge, enabling LDAP and non-LDAP services alike to be referenced. The object class can be used to construct entries in an LDAP directory containing references to other directories or services. This document also defines procedures directory servers should follow when supporting these schema elements.


Tim Howes (
David Chadwick (
Mark Wahl (

(Note: The e-mail addresses provided for the authors of this Internet-Draft may no longer be valid.)