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From "Matt Parker (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Created: (DIRSERVER-1183) searching with quoted attribute values in a DN causes either noSuchObject or invalidDNSyntax
Date Mon, 02 Jun 2008 17:39:46 GMT
searching with quoted attribute values in a DN causes either noSuchObject or invalidDNSyntax
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                 Key: DIRSERVER-1183
                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DIRSERVER-1183
             Project: Directory ApacheDS
          Issue Type: Bug
          Components: ldap
         Environment: Windows XP SP2, cygwin, ldapsearch 2.3.39, ADS trunk
            Reporter: Matt Parker


searching with a  base DN that has quoted values results in noSuchObject. for example:

ldapsearch -b 'cn=foo' ...

works, but:

ldapsearch -b 'cn="foo"' ...

causes noSuchObject. Further, if there is an escaped value inside the quotes, invalidDNSyntax
occurs:

ldapsearch -b 'cn=Parker\, Matt' ...

works, but:

ldapsearch -b 'cn="Parker\, Matt"' ...

causes invalidDNSyntax.

RFC 2253 section 4 (http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc2253#section-4) clearly states that this
is legal, but is obsoleted by 4514, which isn't as clear (at least to me). Although since
most clients that are in use were probably at least written against 2253, it makes sense to
continue to support quoted values for maximum compatibility, even if it's optional.



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