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Understanding TCP/IP

By : CP Books a.s.
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Understanding TCP/IP

By: CP Books a.s.

Overview of this book

This book covers in detail the Open System Interconnection (OSI) reference model and the TCP/IP protocols that operate that different layers. Its coverage includes various application protocols. The authors explain in an easy-to-read style networking concepts and protocols, with examples that make the book a practical guide in addition to its coverage of theory.
Table of Contents (20 chapters)

17.6 Lightweight Directory Interchange Format

Lightweight Directory Interchange Format (LDIF) is a specification of the data format for information exchange between LDAP systems. This format was originally used only for the description of entries in a directory. Now in its current form (defined in RFC 2849), it can also serve for transferring change-related information among LDAP servers. There is 1:1 mapping between the operations of the LDAP protocol and types of entries in LDIF files.

An LDIF file is formed by entries specifying particular changes. The file can contain a set of entries to import, or it can contain change-related entries. The basic form of an import entry is as follows:

dn: <distinguished name>
<attrdesc>: <attrvalue>
<attrdesc>: <attrvalue>
<attrdesc>:: <base64-encoded-value>
<attrdesc>:< <URL>

The first line of this entry contains the specification of its DN and is followed by attribute values. An attribute value...