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Re: monitorCounter meaning

> Hi there,
> I was playing around with cn=Monitor and I became curious with the
> following
> search:
> ldapsearch -x -LLL -h host.example.com -s base -b
> cn=entries,cn=statistics,cn=monitor '(objectclass=*)' '*' '+'
> dn: cn=Entries,cn=Statistics,cn=Monitor
> objectClass: monitorCounterObject
> structuralObjectClass: monitorCounterObject
> cn: Entries
> creatorsName:
> modifiersName:
> createTimestamp: 20100804183416Z
> modifyTimestamp: 20100804183416Z
> monitorCounter: 45607686
> entryDN: cn=Entries,cn=Statistics,cn=Monitor
> subschemaSubentry: cn=Subschema
> hasSubordinates: FALSE
> What precisely meaning the attribute monitorCounter? Is it represent the
> number of entries which has been used as search base or something like
> that?

"monitorCounter" is a generic monitor attribute that is supposed to
contain a counter.  In this context, it indicates the number of entries
that have been returned by the server within a SearchResultEntry response.