This document describes the protocol elements, along with their
semantics and encodings, of the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol
(LDAP). LDAP provides access to distributed directory services that
act in accordance with X.500 data and service models. These protocol
elements are based on those described in the X.500 Directory Access
Working Group Summary
This document is a major work item of the LDAPBIS working group; it has
seen extensive discussion and revision over the course of time. The working
group came to consensus on this document. There were some comments
received during Last Call, and these have been addressed in this version.
This document was reviewed for the IESG by Ted Hardie.