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From Alex Karasulu <>
Subject [ApacheDS] [Schema] New schema OID assignment scheme
Date Sun, 03 Dec 2006 16:22:13 GMT
Hi all,

I was just talking to Emmanuel on IRC and he had a good idea regarding 
OID assignments.  Right now we have the following OID assignment scheme: is the Apache Enterprise IANA number. is the base for Top Level Projects. is reserved for the Apache infrastructure team.

So Apache Directory is assigned the following base:

Internal to the Directory TLP we are then slitting this to assign a base 
to products.  ApacheDS has the following OID base:

(Should really have been but we can fix this)

We partitioned this so we can represent schema entities using the 
following bases: for syntaxes for matchingRules for attributeTypes for objectClasses for dITContentRules for dITStructureRules for matchingRuleUses for nameForms

This is all dandy but we often run into problems assigning schema 
elements new OIDs within their own class of identifiers.  Basically if I 
have to add a new attributeType for the apache.schema file I have to 
search both the apachedns.schema and the apache.schema to make sure 
there are no conflicts.

This is a bit of a PITA.  It would be nice to make sure that scheme 
ranges for different schemes are unique so assignments can be isolated 
to individual schema files without problems.

So to do this it might be a good idea to create a separate OID base for 
each ApacheDS specific schema.  So for example we might have the 
following as base schema OID's: -> apachemeta.schema -> apache.schema (core apache) -> apachedns.schema

and so on ...

Within each of these schema files we can then divide the OIDs with new 
bases for syntaxes, matching rules, etc ...


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