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From Jim Willeke <...@willeke.com>
Subject Re: Getting total count of entries in a container
Date Thu, 11 Dec 2014 12:07:01 GMT
There is an old draft for:
https://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-ietf-boreham-numsubordinates-01

And I do think this type of attribute does supply value. Many client we
work with monitor container counts for stats and compliance.

Since I know Michael loves doing Drafts, perhaps he would like to ...
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-jim
Jim Willeke

On Thu, Dec 11, 2014 at 4:42 AM, Emmanuel Lécharny <elecharny@gmail.com>
wrote:

> Le 11/12/14 09:34, Michael Ströder a écrit :
> > Emmanuel Lécharny wrote:
> >> Le 11/12/14 05:32, amit nanda a écrit :
> >>> I would like to  get the total count of entries under a container.
> >>> I application will have around 100000 entries, i can't get a direct
> way to
> >>> to this.
> >> Plain normal.
> > In web2ldap I'm using various mechanisms for e.g. getting the number of
> > entries in a sub-tree.
> >
> > No-op search control
> >
> > Search and sum up server-specific operational attributes like:
> > - subordinateCount
> > - numSubordinates
> > - numAllSubordinates
> > - msDS-Approx-Immed-Subordinates
>
> That's really very server dependent.
>
> >
> >> "In the control returned to the client, the size MAY be set to the
> >> server's estimate of the total number of entries in the entire result
> >> set. Servers that cannot provide such an estimate MAY set this size to
> >> zero (0)."
> >>
> >> (RFC 2696).
> > Interesting. I will check whether MS AD returns it.
>
> I'm not sure OpenLDAP returns it. We don't.
> >
> >> Side remark : it would be quite interesting to be able to provide such a
> >> *real* number of entries that would be returned, without actually
> >> returning any of those entries. The work would be done on the server,
> >> and returned as a control.
> > How about also implementing No-op search control?
>
>
> Yes, that's an idea. Do we have any spec for that control ?
> >
> > In web2ldap I'm using it to display number of entries returned by a
> search,
> > number of entries affected by bulk modify/delete operations. I've
> extensively
> > tested it with OpenLDAP's slapo-noopsrch.
> >
> > However there's no I-D yet.
> Ah, too bad...
>
> Thanks
>
>

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