>> Michael Ströder <michael(a)stroeder.com> schrieb am
29.06.2021 um 22:10 in
On 6/28/21 10:58 AM, Ulrich Windl wrote:
>>>> <trantorvega(a)gmail.com> schrieb am 20.06.2021 um 14:03 in
>> Hello everyone.
>> I am writing here (hopefully it's the right list for the topic) to ask
>> IDN (Internationalized Domain Names) support in OpenLDAP and LDAP in
> I'd think it's not relevant for LDAP, because:
> 1) DNS originally was ASCII based with only a limited set of characters
Strictly speaking: Nope.
See definition of RDATA:
Anyway use of DNS RRs is specific to application protocols. Thus broad
statements like yours are always wrong.
I was thinking of host/domain names.
> while LDAP allows UTF-8, a wider character set. So basically just use
> the name you like.
Also this general statement is wrong.
> 2) IDN support (AFAIK) just translates "special characters" to ASCII
> when querying the servers, and the ASCII response is translated back.
This is only applicable when resolving host names or MX RRs.
> Not needed for LDAP.
Are you actually overseeing what you're talking about? What's "needed
for LDAP" depends on how certain LDAP clients (e.g. MTAs) make use of
it. And that's why some people are writing specifications.
You may be right that I didn't understand what the original author really
wanted to do.