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[REBOL] Anyone doing something with LDAP? Re:(2)

From: jeff:rebol at: 25-Jul-2000 14:02

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