Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP): The Binary Encoding Option
RFC 4522

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Subject: Protocol Action: 'Lightweight Directory Access Protocol 
         (LDAP): The Binary Encoding Option' to Proposed Standard 

The IESG has approved the following document:

- 'Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP): The Binary Encoding 
   Option '
   <draft-legg-ldap-binary-05.txt> as a Proposed Standard

This document has been reviewed in the IETF but is not the product of an
IETF Working Group. 

The IESG contact person is Ted Hardie.

A URL of this Internet-Draft is:

Technical Summary
Each attribute stored in a Lightweight Directory Access Protocol
directory has a defined syntax.  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, which can be
used to specify that the associated attribute values are instead
encoded according to the Basic Encoding Rules (BER) used by X.500
Working Group Summary
This document is the product of an individual submitter, not of 
a working group.  In review, there was one point of dissent.
The draft notes it updates the LDAPbis syntaxes and matching rules
specification; one reviewer felt that this document did not update 
Protocol Quality
This was reviewed for the IESG by Ted Hardie.