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

Michael Ströder <michael@stroeder.com> Fri, 04 December 2015 14:51 UTC

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

Ciao, Michael.