Re: LDAP (V3)

David J Woolley (
Tue, 27 Aug 1996 13:19:40 +0100

> Currently the X500 LIST function has not been implemented and I note with
> disdain that it is not currently proposed to implement this function in V3 since
> it is argued that a workaround can be acheived via SEARCH. Has anyone tried
> implementing LIST and actually measured the time differences between these 2
> mechanisms ?? The answer is YES I have and I believe that the differences are
> such that in my view it is essential to implement LIST ASAP.

Is it not possible to recognise the special case of SEARCH and
process it efficiently within the server? If it is, LIST is not
required in the protocol and the problem becomes a local optimisation
in the server, not a standardisation one.

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