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From "Alex Karasulu" <>
Subject Re: [TERMINOLOGY] Is there a name for ... ?
Date Tue, 10 Apr 2007 19:27:55 GMT
I did intend what I wrote.  An RDN does not necessarily mean one name
component.  The use of multiple RDN attributes is another dimension all
together.  I'm sure that's going to give Ole a headache :).  A name
component can have multiple attributes used as Emmanuel states but this is
not what I meant.

I've seen RDN referred to as a general term to describe a part of a DN even
if it is composed of more than one name component.  In the server code I
have often named variables rdn and do not consider them to be of length 1.
Sometimes the RDN can be greater than 1 in length.


On 4/10/07, Emmanuel Lecharny <> wrote:
> Alex Karasulu a écrit :
> > Ole,
> >
> > Also note that an RDN can be more than one name component in the DN.
> > It can
> > be multiple name components as long as it is relative to some context.
> > For
> > example if your context is dc=example,dc=com then you can have an RDN of
> > cn=oersory,ou=users.  This is two name components but it's still
> relative
> > hence it's an RDN.
> I guess that Alex wanted to write 'cn=oersoy+ou=users'.
> 'cn=oersory,ou=users' is not a RDN, it's a DN composed of two RDNs.
> Basically, DN = (RDN)*.
> The rigthmost part of a DN is, well, the rightmost part. It MAY be the
> root of a partition, if it has be declared as so in the server.xml file
> (and then it can't be split).
> Emmanuel.
> >
> > The terminology is a bit weird this way.
> >
> > Alex

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