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Re: (ITS#5768) [enhancement] add support for Dereference Control

h.b.furuseth@usit.uio.no wrote:
> ando@sys-net.it writes:
>> The current specification is formalized in a comment in
>> overlays/deref.c; I intend to improve it and post it at
>> <http://www.openldap.org/faq/data/cache/1469.html>.
> You've specified the syntax, but not the semantics.  I don't see
> any mention there of what this control does, though I suppose the
> examples help if one knows what a GUID and a SID are.

It doesn't matter what a GUID or SID, aside from being attributes of an entry 
that was referenced by a search response entry.

> BTW, possibly "deref(erence)" is a confusing name for the control,
> since it is apparently not related to aliases.

Oh please. Nor is it related to referrals or search references, and yet these 
are all references, and "dereference" applies to them equally.

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