LDAP Control Extension for Server Side Sorting of Search Results

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Authors Chris Weider  , Tim Howes  , Mark Wahl  , Andrew Herron  , Anoop Anantha 
Last updated 1997-04-17
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This document describes two LDAPv3 control extensions for server side sorting of search results. These controls allows a client to specify the attribute types and matching rules a server should use when returning the results to an LDAP search request. The controls may be useful when the LDAP client has limited functionality or for some other reason cannot sort the results but still needs them sorted. Other permissible controls on search operations are not defined in this extension. The sort controls allow a server to return a result code for the sorting of the results that is independent of the result code returned for the search operation. The key words 'MUST', 'SHOULD', and 'MAY' used in this document are to be interpreted as described in [bradner97].


Chris Weider (cweider@microsoft.com)
Tim Howes (timhowes@yahoo.com)
Mark Wahl (mark.wahl@informed-control.com)
Andrew Herron (andyhe@microsoft.com)
Anoop Anantha (anoopa@microsoft.com)

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