Persistent Search: A Simple LDAP Change Notification Mechanism

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (ldapext WG)
Authors Mark Smith  , Gordon Good  , Tim Howes  , Rob Weltman 
Last updated 2000-11-16
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This document defines two controls that extend the LDAPv3 [LDAP] search operation to provide a simple mechanism by which an LDAP client can receive notification of changes that occur in an LDAP server. The mechanism is designed to be very flexible yet easy for clients and servers to implement. Since the IETF is likely to pursue a different, more comprehensive solution in this area, this document will eventually be published with Informational status in order to document an existing practice.


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