Need to update public OID registrations?

RESOLVED WORKSFORME

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Thunderbird
Address Book
RESOLVED WORKSFORME
8 years ago
8 years ago

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(Reporter: 石庭豐 (Seak, Teng-Fong), Unassigned)

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8 years ago
After finding Thunderbird's address book official LDAP schema at
https://wiki.mozilla.org/MailNews:Mozilla_LDAP_Address_Book_Schema
out of curiosity, I tried to look up its OID registrations in Internet.

First, I've found this:
http://www.alvestrand.no/cgi-bin/hta/oidwordsearch?text=13769&prefix=1.3.6.1.4.1
There are only three OID definitions as you can see:
1.3.6.1.4.1.13769.2.1.1 - mozillaNickname
1.3.6.1.4.1.13769.2.1.2 - mozillaUseHtmlMail
1.3.6.1.4.1.13769.2.2.1 - mozillaOrgPerson 
However, the OIDs don't match those in the official schema above.  Eg, mozillaUseHtmlMail OID is 1.3.6.1.4.1.13769.2.3 in *official schema* but it's shown as 1.3.6.1.4.1.13769.2.1.2 in this web site!

Then, I found a more "authoritative" website at:
http://www.oid-info.com/cgi-bin/display?oid=1.3.6.1.4.1.13769&submit=Tree+display
This time, it's worse.  Only mozilla.org is defined.  No sub-OID.

Maybe is there a need to update public OID registration?

Of course, before doing so, maybe it's necessary to know the future of the address book schema.  Currently, it's called "alpha".  Is there any plan to upgrade this schema to beta or release?
(In reply to comment #0)
> First, I've found this:
> http://www.alvestrand.no/cgi-bin/hta/oidwordsearch?text=13769&prefix=1.3.6.1.4.1
...
> However, the OIDs don't match those in the official schema above.  Eg,
> mozillaUseHtmlMail OID is 1.3.6.1.4.1.13769.2.3 in *official schema* but it's
> shown as 1.3.6.1.4.1.13769.2.1.2 in this web site!

That clearly looks like a typo on that web site. The bug it references has the correct value. Nothing to do here.

> Then, I found a more "authoritative" website at:
> http://www.oid-info.com/cgi-bin/display?oid=1.3.6.1.4.1.13769&submit=Tree+display
> This time, it's worse.  Only mozilla.org is defined.  No sub-OID.
> 
> Maybe is there a need to update public OID registration?

Until we release an official one, I don't think there is any need because it would just cause confusion.

> Of course, before doing so, maybe it's necessary to know the future of the
> address book schema.  Currently, it's called "alpha".  Is there any plan to
> upgrade this schema to beta or release?

First it would need some more work and refining to better fit our current parameters and with other schemas, at the moment there is no-one actively working on the LDAP code base, so that isn't likely to happen soon.

I've added a note on the wiki page, but I really don't think there's anything we need to do here at the present time, hence resolving as WFM.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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Comment 2

8 years ago
Yes, data in Alvestrand website is wrong (or not up to date?)  That's why this bug is created to remind us to update, ie correct, those data.

OTOH, please note that Alvestrand is sometimes quite authoritative (some LDAP related websites are referring to it).  And precisely in order to avoid *confusion*, either we should update those OIDs or remove them.

If you don't mind, I could try to contact that website's maintainer to have those OID removed.  OK?
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