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From Alex Karasulu <>
Subject Re: ApacheDS is dereferencing Aliases per default
Date Tue, 16 Nov 2010 16:26:21 GMT
On Tue, Nov 16, 2010 at 6:22 PM, Daniel Kamm <> wrote:

> Hello list,
> I like ApacheDS to handle my OpenLDAP server's directory used for
> computer logins. Apparently it automatically dereferences alias objects
> while 'browsing' and is displaying only the dereferenced object, rather
> than the alias itself. In my opinion this because search actions are
> using the option derefAlways(3).
> Is there any way to change this behaviour - i.e. within some settings -
> to derefNever(0) for the browsing part?
> Because if I want to delete an alias itself and not the 'real' object,
> ApacheDS is deleting the real object and leaves the alias untouched. The
> alias then will not be displayed again, but still exists in the directory.
> I am using ApacheDS 1.5.3 on Linux_32 and MacX.
Daniel, the dereferencing options are connection hence client related
settings. What client are you using to access ApacheDS?

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