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From Kiran Ayyagari <ayyagariki...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: What is ModifyTimestamp operation attribute expected behavior?
Date Sun, 25 Jan 2009 07:52:45 GMT


Cheong Chung Onn wrote:
> Hi Emmanuel and All,
> 
> We discovered this hidden feature of ApacheDS which we thought is ultra 
> cool but it works only under a certain condition which we yet to determine.
> 
> Here's the scenario. We have a containing(parent) entry which has 2 
> attributes whose syntaxes are DN (1.3.6.1.4.1.1466.115.121.1.12). These 
> 2 attributes in turn are holding the DN some other entries as shown below.
> 
>  Parent        ===========     ==========
> | Attr A  | --> | Entry A|
> |         |     ==========
> |         |     ==========
> | Attr B  | --> | Entry B|
> ===========     ==========
> 
> When we modify Entry A, its "modifyTimestamp" changed as expected, 
> however what is interesting is the containing/parent entry's 
> "modifyTimestamp" attribute is also changed. If this is is an expected 
> behavior of apacheDS then it is ultra cool, is the a hidden feature?
> 

it is the expected behavior

> However, if we modify Entry B, its "modifyTimestamp" also changed as 
> expected, but the containing entry's "modifyTimestamp" remains unchanged 
> though.
> 
> Btw - ObjectClass is indexed in this partition :-)
> 
> This leads me to ask another question pertaining to alias. Will an alias 
> entry "modifyTimestamp" get updated when its referenced entry is modified?

No
> 
> Regards,
> chung-onn
> 

-- 
Kiran Ayyagari

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