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Re: entryCSN format


On Friday 10 October 2003 20:05, Saheli Dey wrote:
> I am trying to understand the format of entryCSN.
> Here's a sample value retrieved from an ldapsearch -
> entryCSN: 2003101016:50:18Z#0x0001#0#0000
> In the above,
> 2003101016:50:18Z - seems to be the timestamp
> 0x0001 - seems to be the actual change sequence number (which changes for
> every modification)
> What do the remaining 2 sections (#0#0000) stand for : For all entries
> added so far - I see it is #0#0000

please note that attribute type definition of entryCSN has the flags
* USAGE directoryOperation

I am no OpenLDAP developper, but it might be intentional that there is no 
documentation of its format since it is an internat attribute of the 
directory that users shall not deal with.
Perhaps its format may change someday without notice.


Peter Marschall
eMail: peter@adpm.de