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From "Aleksander Adamowski" <>
Subject Re: [LDAP] Mimic RDBMS auto-increment feature in LDAP
Date Wed, 14 Jan 2009 09:25:47 GMT
On Wed, Jan 14, 2009 at 9:20 AM, Howard Chu <> wrote:

> The DNA plugin that was written for FedoraDS uses the same strategy that
> MySQL uses for auto-incrementing numbers - allocate a span of numbers to a
> given node, where every node's span is disjoint. There's no particular
> reason not to keep going with this approach, if it's too hard to change the
> rest of the software. There's nothing inherently "relational" about this
> feature.

That's well said, I agree completely!

Also, note that some applications (like pam-ldap) cannot easily change
their data model, since they are constrained by other factors (in the
case of PAM, the architecture of POSIX systems that mandates that uid
and gid numbers be integers, and some systems even have a 16-bit size
limitation there).

Best Regards,
  Aleksander Adamowski

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