Re: [ldapext] draft-masarati-ldap-deref as ldapext work item?

Howard Chu <hyc@highlandsun.com> Fri, 04 December 2015 16:04 UTC

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Subject: Re: [ldapext] draft-masarati-ldap-deref as ldapext work item?
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Michael Ströder wrote:
> Simo Sorce wrote:
>> This is very true and there are products that can cope, there are also
>> mechanism to more efficiently (at least latency wise) if you use
>> controls like: https://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-masarati-ldap-deref-00
>>
>> Both OpenLDAP and 389ds (for FreeIPA) implement this control and we use
>> it in various clients.
>
> I also consider this control to be very useful and therefore I've added support
> for it in python-ldap a couple of weeks ago.  And since there are already two
> independent server implementations it should be easy to bring this I-D to a
> ldapext RFC.
>
> Not sure whether the original authors are still motivated to work on it.

I proposed this control to satisfy a need in supporting SAMBA / 
AD-compatibility in OpenLDAP. Symas is still actively engaged in implementing 
ActiveDirectory functionality in OpenLDAP, so yes, we are still committed to 
this particular item.

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