> -----Original Message-----
> From: Francis Cianfrocca [mailto:garbagecat10 / gmail.com] 
> Sent: Tuesday, May 30, 2006 4:16 PM
> To: ruby-talk ML
> Subject: Search-result referrals in Net::LDAP
> 
> 
> All, I received an email from a gentleman who had a problem 
> using Net::LDAP (library at Rubyforge) to query an Active 
> Directory (A/D) server. He got the following error message:
> 
> This happens because many A/D servers are configured to 
> return what LDAP calls "Search-result referrals"- an 
> additional LDAP URL that you are encouraged to query in order 
> to get additional relevant results. The Net::LDAP library was 
> not supporting this result-type. I'm in the process of adding 
> it in now and will produce a patch shortly. Has anyone else 
> encountered this problem?
> 
> Another problem you are likely to see when querying A/D is 
> that you can't get back more than 1000 results no matter what 
> you try.

Would you blame a company that has, say, 40,000 employees for
implementing this?

> This is due to an "LDAP control" that A/D uses to 
> prevent large queries. This has already been fixed in the 
> HEAD revision of Net::LDAP.

Could you please elaborate on what you mean in this context by "fixed"?

Thanks,

Dan 


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