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Re: (ITS#5896) search error on ldap_search_ext_s

eduard.budulea@axigen.com wrote:
> Full_Name: Eduard Budulea
> Version: 2.4.11
> OS: gnu/linux
> URL: ftp://ftp.openldap.org/incoming/
> Submission from: (NULL) (
> ldap_search_ext_s does not return all the messages that the server sends.
> If the response from the ldap server is compose from 2 messages:
> - a LDAP Intermediate Response Message
> - a SearchResultDone Message
> the ldap_search_ext_s returns only the intermediate one.
> Step to reporduce:
> have a ldap running with some entries.
> have a the syncprov overlay deploy.
> make a synchronous search with a null cookie and a filter that does not match
> all the entries.
> now modify an entry that is not in the previous result set.
> make another synchronous search with the cookie from the previous search.
> you will be able to see only the intermediate and not the done (that holds the
> cookie).
> If you do the same but using ldap_search_ext and ldap_result you will get the
> result done message also.

This behavior is by design, and has been in place since 2000. Whether the 
design is correct or not may be an open question; since Kurt wrote that code 
I'd ask him to comment further.

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