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Re: Supported RFC's and "features"

Howard Chu writes:
>> Imagine I just want to know what's the max uidNumber used in my directory.
>> actually, i ask the server to give all the uidNumbers and my client sort
>> them. isn't it an horrible waste of bandwidth ?
> In OpenLDAP you would set an equality index on uidNumber and do a query for,
> e.g., (uidNumber<=2147483647) with sizelimit=1.

What?  That only finds the max uidNumber when you already know an
almost-max value, so you can fill it into the filter.  Without that
you'd need to guess an upper limit and do a binary search.  (Though you
could use a sizelimit > 1 for that.)