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From Howard Chu <>
Subject Re: Search, list and lookup semantic.
Date Mon, 01 Mar 2010 00:44:09 GMT
Emmanuel Lecharny wrote:
> Hi guys,
> as I'm trying to remove the JNDI SearchControls from our server, I found
> three different methods that do a search in the server :
> - search
> - lookup
> - list
> All those three operations semantic is not exactly clear to me. Let's
> try to see if they are all useful, and what the semantic is or should be
> for each of those operations.

It almost sounds like the original X.500 protocol, where List is a separate 
operation from Search. And I would expect Lookup to simply be a base-scope 
operation, i.e., here is a DN, give me the entry.

   -- Howard Chu
   CTO, Symas Corp. 
   Director, Highland Sun
   Chief Architect, OpenLDAP

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