Fwd: Samba and referrals in LDAP
icoupeau at unav.es
Wed Feb 27 07:59:03 GMT 2002
Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> Is this OpenLDAP specific? Or a general feature of the standard
> LDAP API?
I think is standard (from RFC 2251):
The referral error indicates that the contacted server does not hold
the target entry of the request. The referral field is present in an
LDAPResult if the LDAPResult.resultCode field value is referral, and
absent with all other result codes. It contains a reference to
another server (or set of servers) which may be accessed via LDAP or
other protocols. Referrals can be returned in response to any
operation request (except unbind and abandon which do not have
responses). At least one URL MUST be present in the Referral.
The referral is not returned for a singleLevel or wholeSubtree search
in which the search scope spans multiple naming contexts, and several
different servers would need to be contacted to complete the
operation. Instead, continuation references, described in section
4.5.3, are returned.
Referral ::= SEQUENCE OF LDAPURL -- one or more
Also, the follow referrals may be implemented in the server-side but in
this case should be transparent to the client.
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