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[REBOL] Anyone doing something with LDAP? Re:(3)

From: doug:vos:eds at: 26-Jul-2000 8:44

OK, I also found the BER modules in perl. Looks like it won't be too much trouble to' implement in rebol. Do you have any more pointers on BER, ASN.1, and TLV.? A good RFC, web-page-url, etc -- about BER? Then it sounds like I should write the BER.r script first and next make the LDAP.r Or maybe I should do it in REBOL/command -- when will that be shipping? <jeff> When your dealing with LDAP, you have to first deal with BER (basic encoding rules -- a subset of ASN.1 -- abstract syntax notation, spec 1). This is a binary TLV (Type Length Value) encoding scheme for sending "self describing" objects around the network. The implementation details are a little hairy, but one of the motivations for expanding support for manipulating the binary! datatype in REBOL was in consideration of things like BER. If you create a BER.r script (which should only take as long as it takes to understand BER, and maybe a day or so to implement it) then it will also help someone to create SNMP which also uses BER. Another way to do it: REBOL/command can import an API implemented in a shared library, such as Netscape's LDAP sdk. -jeff </jeff>