New GUID technology comparison page

Ricardo Scachetti Pereira ricardo at TDWG.ORG
Wed Dec 21 09:51:53 CET 2005

    Thanks Rod,

    I've messed with the username and passwords in the LSID Perl stack
several times, but forgot about it completely when writing the
comparison. Thanks for pointing it out.
    I'm going to make a guess and ellaborate it further. The username
and password are probably used to authorize clients resolving a LSID or
getting data/metadata using SOAP/HTTP.
    Anyway, I've fixed it on the comparison page.


Roderic Page wrote:

> 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 I've just discovered it's been archived at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
> (
> Regards
> Rod
> 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
>> URL
>> is
>> Please feel free to make comments and corrections.
>>    Cheers,
>> Ricardo
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