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Re: [Fwd: sUffixAlias]

> At 06:04 PM 12/5/00 +0100, Pierangelo Masarati wrote:
> >"Kurt D. Zeilenga" wrote:
> >
> >> I have a couple of quick comments:
> >>
> >> Values of user provided attributes should not be modified by
> >> the server on input or output.  As DNs are derived, in general,
> >> from user provided attributes, they should not be modified as
> >> well.  This is true for the master, a slave, or any proxy.
> >
> >Yes, that sounds correct for user-provided data, but I'm thinking
> >about the SUFFIX of the data, i.e. the subfloor provided by the
> >system to host user data. As an example, if I plan to make a hidden
> >portion of my server available only thru dn rewriting, and someone
> >searches for an entry that contains a "owner" attribute, I expect
> >its value to reflect the dn massaging. I'm not going to alter user data
> >at all!
> 'owner' is a user attribute.

let's say, change the bottom part of it only, the least significant from the user's
standpoint but the most significant from the server's standpoint, maybe.
> >> Now I believe there could be some interesting work done to
> >> support virtual views.  A virtual view backend could be
> >> viewed as one as providing some rewriting capabilities.
> >
> >I was also thinking about some mod_rewrite-like stuff,
> >i.e. regexp based, but what could it apply to? I'm not sure we
> >want to rewrite any attribues; it is likely we need to rewrite
> >the path to the entries at most.
> I was under the impression that you wanted to rewrite values
> of user attributes, specifically those which hold DNs.

so what did you mean with some "rewriting capabilities" ?