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LDAP for policy provisioning

I'm evaluating using LDAPv3 for policy provisioning, vs COPS. Current
LDAP-server use is for local security and VPN policies. Using it for network
wide policy provisioning would mean creating a "policy" on LDAP and
sending/'pushing' it to the right list of network elements that should apply

A colleague suggested that some LDAP servers support persistant searching,
and that one may be able to use this as a push mechanism.  Also, one could
then check a directory flag to tell when the changes are complete. 

Is this practical? Does LDAP client-server normally work [or NOT work]
inside a TCP connection {COPS requirement].

thanks for any comments,

Roy Kopeikin
Lucent Technologies