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Re: should one single search be able to encompass several databases?

Mark Whitehouse wrote:

> I like Kurt's proposal this is exactly what I have been looking for.  How is
> this different from back-meta?

Basically, I guess, gluing together backends is INTERNAL, while
back-meta works on LDAP protocol and can connect INTERNAL
as well as EXTERNAL (i.e. remote) databases; actually it may result
a bit heavy when connectiong only internal databases, unless one
uses ldapi://; and there's still the overhead of performing all operations
at least twice, while the internal solution could possibly be achieved
by passing Entry * pointers back and forth.

> I would be willing to contribute some resources (i.e. development time) to
> help get this done...  Who if anyone is working on this and what is the
> state of the code?

None I'm aware of.  I've been doing some independent developing
on a lot of small enhancements, including the back-meta.  I'm surely
interested in working on the subject.  I think we've started an interesting
discussion, though.


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