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From "Matt Peterson" <ickyd...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Relationship of Interceptors and Partitions
Date Thu, 04 Oct 2007 15:26:19 GMT
Ok.  I will.  Thanks.

On 10/3/07, Alex Karasulu <akarasulu@apache.org> wrote:
>
> Yes I understand. If you would like to implement this bypass capability
> based on the target DN then feel
> free to submit a patch.
>
> Thanks,
> Alex
>
> On 10/3/07, Matt Peterson <ickydude@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > Greetings,
> >
> > I'm trying to write a custom partition that will be used as context
> > partition, but I'd like to continue to use the Btree/Jdbm partition
> > implementation for the system configuration partition.
> >
> > With a little trial and error (mostly errors), I've found out that
> > several methods in the JdbmPartition (used by the system configuration
> > partition partition) will not work unless preceeded by a corresponding
> > "fix-ups" provided by the interceptors.  For example, calls to to the
> > methods in
> > org.apache.directory.server.core.normalization.NormalizationService must
> > be made, or BindDNs can not be resolved.  Unfortunately,  MyCustomPartition,
> > doesn't like the way that LdapDNs, attributes and filters are normalized by
> > org.apache.directory.server.core.normalization.NormalizationService.
> >
> >  In other words, there appears to be more than at least one situation
> > where a correlation between interceptors and partitions is necessary, but
> > what we have (at least in Apache DS 1.0.x) is a design where all
> > interceptors in the chain are called regardles of the partition that will
> > eventually be invoked. To configure per-partition interception.
> >
> >  Perhaps what I'm looking for is a way that I can insert my interceptor
> > first in the chain and then optionally skip other interceptors if I
> > encounter a DN or base that I know will invoke my partition?  According to
> > documentation for ApacheDS 1.0.x (
> > http://directory.apache.org/apacheds/1.0/interceptors.html) the Nexus is
> > called by a "special interceptor" at the end of the chain.  Therefore, it
> > seems very difficult to skip interceptors in the chain without also
> > elimintating the call to PartitionNexus ...
> >
> > I suppose my real question is why ApacheDS wasn't designed so that
> > interceptors could (optionally) be configured for association only with a
> > certain suffix or partition.  This would allow the configuration flexibility
> > that I would need -- to use both the JdbmPartition and my own
> > customPartition without having to undo all of the normalization, schema,
> > referral (,etc) stuff in my own customPartition that I didn't want done in
> > the first place...
> >
> > Does this make any sense?
> >
> > --
> > Matt
> >
> >
> >
> >
>
>

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