[usmt dev] usmt

Mike Schiraldi dev@smime.pyerotechnics.com
Wed, 14 Feb 2001 16:43:36 -0500 (EST)

I've been trying for weeks to come up with a protocol for USMT that's
simpler than XML but still does everything we need. After going back to
the drawing board many times (and realizing at one point that i'd
reinvented LISP), i'm about ready to give up and use XML. I was hoping
someone might have a suggestion.

Consider the following two commands. What kind of protocol could handle
both of them in a similar manner?

"Take these records and put them in your database: 'One Record: Addr =
foo@bar.com, Type = x509-cert, Data = asdfgdfgdfsg ... Another Record:
Addr = foo@bar.com, Type = pgp-public-key, Data = bkcjlkjgldskjdfg'."

"Look up records using LDAP and store them in your database. Give these
parameters to the LDAP engine: RootURL = ldap://ldap.openldap.org, BaseDN
= 'dc=foobar, dc=com'"