Chaining vs Referrals ??

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Subject: Chaining vs Referrals ??
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    In a large distributive system of over 500 DSAs supporting strong 
authentication for bind operations between User Agents (~1,000,000 
users) and local DSAs, and between DSA to DSA; is there any technical 
or performance issues that would favor DSA chaining over DSA referrals 
or referral over chaining?  As a practical matter the DUA should 
perform an automatic rebind on referral so that the user does not have 
to be involved with the process.