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From Stefan Seelmann <>
Subject Re: Questions regarding ADS query handling
Date Sun, 12 Jul 2009 18:38:27 GMT
Hi Thorsten,
>> ...while the same queries work against an eDirectory and Active 
>> Directory server. It also seems that LDAP clients have problems 
>> displaying the RootDSE object: Softerra's six year old LDAP Browser and 
>> Apache Directory Studio can display the RootDSE object while LDAP Admin 
>> and LDAPSoft's LDAP Browser can't. What's going on here?

Some clients are more smart and work around the various implementations.

> Looks like most clients don't understand or expect Operational 
> Attributes (whatever that is):

See RFC 4512 [1]

> "ldapsearch -x -LLL -b "" -s base +" works for ApacheDS - while that of 
> course fails against Active Directory and eDirectory. Hm.

You could always request the attributes you need explicitely, example:
"ldapsearch -x -LLL -b "" -s base namingContexts supportedControl"

Kind Regards,


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