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From Alex Karasulu <>
Subject Re: [jira] Commented: (DIREVE-265) delegating binds to custom partitions
Date Wed, 26 Oct 2005 09:38:30 GMT
Norbet Reilly wrote:

>If it helps in your thinking on the issue...
>I think in the long term proxies will have a big impact on the
>ApacheDS stack. A proxy would prefer that most of the services
>(normalization, exception, etc) configured in server.xml be
>inactivated (as they would duplicate functions already being performed
>by the remote server accessed by the proxy), or best optionally
>activated for some proxies to make up for functions lacking on the
>remote server.
Very good points here Norbet.  I agree.

>Also most of the sub-tree type operations would be delegated for the
>proxy's entire sub-tree to the remote server. And finally schema
>retrieval would need to be delegated as well.
Ok I see that.

>Because most of this stuff is not there at the moment I made the
>following implemental choices from my proxy:
>    1. implement delegation of binds as described in the patch
>attached to this issue. I thought this change was less hacky then 2.
>and of value by itself.
>    2. implement logic to dynamically discover the remote server's
>schema and add it to the ApacheDS GlobalRegistries (which required
>some changes to as in some places only the
>BootStrapRegistries information was used, and hence my additions were
>ignored). I can share the full patch (including a dynamic equivalent
>to the current Maven schema plugin) if anyone is interested.
Sure that sounds great ... re: dynamic equivalent.

>I think this subset of functionality is a useful starting point for
>many proxy implementors, but fully understand if you feel that such a
>partial solution should not be integrated into the core server (in
>which case I'll maintain my diffs until such time as they are replaced
>by a more comprehensive solution)
Let me look at your patch again.  Stuff goes in the nogin but does not 
stay for long so I wanna review it again and see what we can you for 
folks like yourself interested in proxing partitions.  I just want to 
make sure we do you right while keeping the core simple.  Please bear 
with us too its a hectic time to get this release out.


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