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From "Stefan Zoerner (JIRA)" <directory-...@incubator.apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (DIREVE-228) Schema container issue.
Date Fri, 19 Aug 2005 10:55:55 GMT
    [ http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DIREVE-228?page=comments#action_12319346 ] 

Stefan Zoerner commented on DIREVE-228:
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to 2)

I faced problems due to this one with Softerra LDAP Browser 2.6, when I was trying to find/fix
this bug
    http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DIREVE-227 (Fetching the schema fails on some LDAP
clients)
This browser provides a schema cache, which is even not refreshed after a restart, if the
server fails to give the attribute Kirill mentioned. I had to delete the cache on disk in
order verify that my Fix for DIREVE-227 works with this client.

As far as I understand the schema service of ApacheDS (i.e. not that far), a "quick fix" would
be in org.apache.ldap.server.schema.SchemaService by adding the attributes createTimestamp
and modifyTimestamp in method getSubschemaEntry.

A challenge is to determine the correct values. Is it possible to modify the schema during
runtime (e.g. programmatically)? If nor, a first approach could be to use the server start
time as modifyTimestamp  and compile time for createTimestamp. Not that elegant, but it should
remove the problems wit client caches as described above.

> Schema container issue.
> -----------------------
>
>          Key: DIREVE-228
>          URL: http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DIREVE-228
>      Project: Directory Server
>         Type: Bug
>   Components: schema
>     Versions: 0.9.2
>     Reporter: Kirill Kovalenko
>     Assignee: Alex Karasulu

>
> 1) It looks like that recently implemented [1],[2] RFC3673 support (all operational attributes)
doesn't work for the schema entry. Attributes objectClasses, matchingRules, attributeTypes
are not returned when '+' special attribute is used. 
> 2) Schema container doesn't seem to provide modifyTimestamp attribute. Absence of modifyTimestamp
attribute makes it impossible for client to track schema modifications easily. 
> Here is what RFC2251 [3] says about it (section 3.2.2).
>    Servers SHOULD provide the attributes createTimestamp and
>    modifyTimestamp in subschema entries, in order to allow clients to
>    maintain their caches of schema information.
> [1] http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DIREVE-210
> [2] http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DIREVE-219
> [3] http://rfc.net/rfc2251.html#s3.2.2.

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