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Re: random topics

----- "Howard Chu" <hyc@symas.com> wrote:
> This also brings me to another topic - adopting features from
> OpenDS... They 
> expose a cn=Tasks tree which can be used for submitting tasks via
> LDAP. 
> Currently we expose our runqueue under cn=Monitor but that's only
> read-only. 
> It would be nice to be able to submit/schedule/trigger tasks on the
> fly... In 
> particular, it would be nice to have a defined task for triggering a
> syncrepl 
> refresh.

That would be nicer that having to remove and then add a syncrepl statement.

> The Android slapd config would be a refreshOnly syncrepl consumer. It
> would 
> also have a hidden back-ldap refreshOnly consumer replicating from its
> local 
> database and writing to the remote master. This way both push and pull
> would 
> be under control of the Android device. (You have no idea how much of
> a bill 
> you can rack up with fully automatic background synching. It's much
> better to 
> have this under complete user control.) The GUI would just submit a
> request to 
> cn=Tasks to trigger a synch.
> OpenDS also has matching rules defined for comparing timestamp
> attributes to 
> "current server time". This is extremely handy for a lot of things.
> Again, 
> this is a small, self-contained project that should be simple for
> someone to 
> jump in on.
> More ideas later...

All very cool and very handy. I soo wish I could have made it. Any ideas of next years venue? Europe (London ;-) )?

Kind Regards,

Gavin Henry.
OpenLDAP Engineering Team.

E ghenry@OpenLDAP.org

Community developed LDAP software.