Coming in late here but some other items that would be interesting would be:
o New LDAP Client API based on entry API
- new client implementation to replace using JNDI
o ApacheDS command console using new mina SSH server
- you ssh into ApacheDS to issue commands for managing it
o Finish off object/class mapping for LDAP
- Kiran has done some work here and this will be very useful down the line
BTW the proxy idea is great in as much has been discussed but I see some other opportunities with an LDAP proxy. Namely as a LDAP smart load balancer or switch. Not many load balancers out there consider application layer (7) specifics, even less specifically are aware of LDAP issues when it comes to load balancing. The proxy can help with that and can be a stand alone service.
You can do so much here:
o distribute client connections based on a namingContext across replicas serving that context
o distribute search requests based last similar request to take advantage of already populated cache - for example if I search for (uid=ra*) on replica A with client 1, then it makes sense to route the same search from client 2 to replica A if the same request is issued within some time threshold. This way the cache in replica A containing for the index on uid can be used to perform the search faster etc.
I have a few of these ideas for an LDAP load balancer after some of my recent experiences working with production situations. Might be a fun project that would produce something very useful in production.
Rahul SOA wrote:yep.
so that means it is not available in the current version of the Studio. IsIt was a Swing ui
we have all the code to encode/decode PDU. The idea is to rewrite the Proxy as an eclipse plugin, and to integrate ot into Studio, not to define a Swing UI. This might be a bit more complex, but more powerful and useful.
Is this enough for you as a description ?
Yes, by this time its enough. I have got some idea about the LDAP proxy
and I think it interests me more now. Moving on, do we already have decoder
(PDU decoder) to decode PDU (req/res message) to display the contents in the
GUI? I think, we can reuse the existing UI.