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Re: (ITS#3616) Syncrepl and rootless installations
Kurt D. Zeilenga wrote:
I was being lazy and didn't feel like defining a new objectclass. I
chose locality because it has no MUST attributes. I originally tried
glue, which is somewhat closer to the original intent.
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At 08:33 AM 4/13/2005, email@example.com wrote:
# head -n 10 slap_23.ldif
A number of things concern me about this.
1) no entries (or subentries) DSEs can be named
with the empty DN, so 'locality' here makes no
2) syncProviderSubentry should only be combined
with structural object class of subentry. That
is, the purpose of this auxiliary class is to
indicate that the subentry holds sync provider
information. If we're going to place that information
in an entry (as opposed to a subentry), then we
should use a different auxiliary class.
3) it seems there might be a chicken&egg problemNormally for a database with suffix "" there is no entry that
corresponds to the suffix, so it will never get shadowed. Nor should it
here, or at least a conflict between the true
entry (or root DSE) at the prefix and this
locality object. It would seem it better to
modify the true object, but I assume that's not
done generally as that object may not have been
I didn't use the actual rootDSE since that is not backed by any database
backend, so it would be pointless. (I.e., the contextCSN would never be
saved.) The general case where the database suffix is non-empty already
worked before so I don't think that needs to be changed in any way.
Really since contextCSN is an operational attribute I didn't need to use
the syncProviderSubentry objectclass here at all. I guess it would be
convenient to set the rootDSE in addition ot the dummy entry, so that
clients can query the rootDSE to retrieve the contextCSN if they want
it. Right now it's pretty much invisible.
It seems to me that in the general case, we
use manageDsaIT (as this information is specific
to the DSA) to add a "glue" entry + "syncProvider"
with the "contextCSN". For the case where the
prefix (db suffix) is "", one should modify
the rootDSE to contain "syncProvider". If one
wants these cases to be symetric, then have the
glue in the general case automatically created
so that the syncProvider+contextCSN can be added
-- Howard Chu
Chief Architect, Symas Corp. Director, Highland Sun
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