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Re: why is dn indexed ??
At 05:12 PM 3/9/00 +1100, Gerrit Thomson wrote:
> I have been watching an ldif2ldbm process foing on my machine for
>four hours now and it is stuck on substring indexing of dn.
You must be using an older version. Later versions don't apply
generate a DN substring index unless configured to do so.
>As far as I can see this index is not specified in the slapd file, I
>have tried to locate where the trigger for it is in the ldif2ldbm
>program and the ldif2index program.
back-ldbm requires a DN index (equality in 1.2.9) to be generated.
Earlier versions required "eq,sub".
>I wonder what the use of substring indexing of the dn when the dn cannot
>be used for searches or am I wrong. I can;t think of any process within
>the server where substring searches of the dn would be used. Equality
>searches possibly but not substring.
substring indices, if available, are used in subtree searches.
>Is this a hangover from x500 that is no longer valid as a standalone