[BXXPwg] LDAP and BXXXP
Kurt D. Zeilenga
Thu, 06 Jul 2000 07:34:35 -0700
I think it would be interesting to look adding an ASN.1
protocol such as LDAP to section 3.7. (though you might
have to use a different adjective than "main" to include it).
Framing octet counting
Error Reporting enumerated with implicit classification
Multiplexing by extension
Authentication anon+user/pass+SASL(w/ restrictions)
Transport Security TLS
Other: Uses "partial responses" such as
searchEntry, searchReference, and
Uses "unsolicited responses"
such as Notice of Disconnect
Uses "requests with no responses"
such as Abandon and Unbind
Ordering not strictly first-in/first-out
Requests are processed asynchronous
Responses of unrelated operations may be
intermixed. (this may be viewed as a
from of multiplexing)
LDAP is an extensible protocol (new elements
can be added to existing sequences, "controls"
can alter semantics of existing operations,
new operations can be added).
Also, it would be interesting to consider the how SMTP's ETRN
would mapped onto BXXP. LDAP will likely be extended to have
a similar operation to support client-initiated/server-pushed
I'll see if I can find some time to examine mapping of
LDAP onto BXXP in detail. I believe this would be worthwhile
exercise to help flush out BXXP. As you can see from the above,
LDAP is quite different from the other application protocols
you have listed.