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Re: LDAP URL with a userinfo part

From: Patrick Monnerat via curl-library <>
Date: Mon, 13 Dec 2021 20:17:14 +0100

On 12/13/21 19:42, Daniel Stenberg via curl-library wrote:
> On Mon, 13 Dec 2021, Howard Chu via curl-library wrote:
>>> - Reject: before attempting connection.
>> Probably this, since RFC 4516 doesn't specify that userinfo is valid
>> in an LDAP URL. RFC 4516 seems to assume that if authentication is
>> going to be done, it is configured elsewhere in a client and so
>> doesn't need to be part of URLs themselves.
> I agree. If the spec doesn't allow it and there's no history or other
> usage of this in other (well known) applications, then rejecting such
> URLs as early as possible seems like the right choice to me.
Thank you both for your replies. I will work in this direction.


Received on 2021-12-13