New GUID technology comparison page

Roderic Page at BIO.GLA.AC.UK
Wed Dec 21 11:13:03 CET 2005

Two quick comments.

1. LSIDs do support security, albeit not with much sophistication. I've
not played with this feature, but the source code examples clearly
support username and password authentication.

2. There have been some attempts to use LDAP to resolve LSIDs
( All
attempts I've made to contact the author of this work have failed.

The code for this was in SourceForge at,
but IBM took over that URL. However, I have a copy of the code, and
I've just discovered it's been archived at as well.

I've virtually no understanding of how LDAP works, nor whether this is
useful, but it seemed to get some attention for a while



On 21 Dec 2005, at 03:05, Ricardo Scachetti Pereira wrote:

>    Hi folks,
>    Over the last few days I re-read the specifications of some
> candidate GUID technologies to be used by GBIF and TDWG. As a result,
> I've upgraded the technology comparison in the GUID wiki. The direct
> is
> Please feel free to make comments and corrections.
>    Cheers,
> Ricardo
> <ricardo.vcf>
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