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From "Alex Karasulu" <>
Subject Re: [LDAP] [Client] Client side Cursors can help w/ LDAP paging and notification
Date Sun, 23 Mar 2008 17:47:22 GMT
On Sun, Mar 23, 2008 at 6:15 AM, Howard Chu <> wrote:

> Using cursors for walking entry lists (and saving the cursor state) is
> certainly useful inside the server, but there's nothing you can safely
> gain
> from the client side.
> It kind of sounds like you're talking about Virtual List Views, not paged
> results. Remember that search responses in LDAP/X.500 are unordered by
> definition. Therefore it makes no sense for a standards-compliant client
> to
> send an initial request with a Paging control saying "start at responses
> 200-300" because the order in which entries will be returned is not
> defined.
> You need something like VLV which requires SSS to even begin thinking
> about
> this; it's not a job for Paged Results.

Yes you're totally right, I've confused the two controls.  Thanks for the

Either way we still need to implement both.  Does OpenLDAP implements both
of these controls?  Any opinions or advice regarding implementation and or
the actual utility of these controls?


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