Common Elements of Generic String Encoding Rules (GSER) Encodings
RFC 3642

Approval announcement
Draft of message to be sent after approval:

From: The IESG <iesg-secretary@ietf.org>
To: IETF-Announce <ietf-announce@ietf.org>
Cc: Internet Architecture Board <iab@iab.org>,
    RFC Editor <rfc-editor@rfc-editor.org>
Subject: Protocol Action: 'Collective Attributes in LDAP' to 
         Proposed Standard 

The IESG has approved the following documents:

- 'Collective Attributes in LDAP '
   <draft-zeilenga-ldap-collective-09.txt> as a Proposed Standard
- 'Subentries in LDAP '
   <draft-zeilenga-ldap-subentry-08.txt> as a Proposed Standard
- 'Generic String Encoding Rules for ASN.1 Types '
   <draft-legg-ldap-gser-05.txt> as a Proposed Standard
- 'Common Elements of GSER Encodings '
   <draft-legg-ldap-gser-abnf-08.txt> as an Informational RFC

These documents have been reviewed in the IETF but are not the products of
an IETF Working Group. 

The IESG contact person is Ted Hardie.

A URL of this Internet-Draft is:
http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-zeilenga-ldap-collective-09.txt

Technical Summary
 
X.500 collective attributes allow common characteristics to be shared
between collections of entries. This document summarizes the X.500
information model for collective attributes and describes use of 
collective attributes in LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol).
The information needed are stored as subentries (special entries used 
to hold information associated with a subtree or subtree refinement).

"Collective Attributes in LDAP" provides schema definitions for collective
attributes for use in LDAP.

"Subentries in LDAP" adapts X.500 subentries mechanisms for use with LDAP.

"Generic String Encoding Rules for ASN.1 Types" defines a set of ASN.1
encoding rules that produce a human readable text encoding for values of
any given ASN.1 data type.


Working Group Summary
 
The documents have been discussed on the mailing lists for the LDAP 
working groups in the IETF, and in the LDAP Directorate. There is 
consensus for publication of these documents.
 
Protocol Quality
 
The specification has been reviewed for the IESG by Patrik Faltstrom.