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Re: (ITS#7710) contextCSN values not updated by internal non-replicated ops

On Wed, 09 Oct 2013 08:13:24 -0700 Howard Chu <hyc@symas.com> wrote
> slapd already strips DSA-specific attributes before sending a syncrepl entry.
> memberOf is not marked in the schema as DSA-specific. This is working as
> designed. 

IIRC attribute 'memberOf' was replicated in former releases. So it was not
DSA-specific back then.

Then the behaviour was changed in a more recent OpenLDAP release. Nowadays each
replica has to be configured with slapo-memberof performing *local* operations.
Therefore I'd argue that 'memberOf' should be marked DSA-specific now since the
*local* configuration is significant for its content.
Note that there is no formal specification for attribute 'memberOf' at all.

I have deployments where most users are member of more than 10 groups,
sometimes more than 20. So not sending 'memberOf' could save quite a lot of
network traffic.

What are your objections against marking 'memberOf' as DSA-specific?

(I vaguely remember this being discussed before without result though.)

Ciao, Michael.