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FW: RFC 2891 on LDAP Control Extension for Server Side Sorting

From: Jim Whitehead <ejw@ics.uci.edu>
Date: Fri, 18 Aug 2000 11:41:23 -0700
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- Jim

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Subject: RFC 2891 on LDAP Control Extension for Server Side Sorting

A new Request for Comments is now available in online RFC libraries.

        RFC 2891

        Title:	    LDAP Control Extension for Server Side Sorting of
                    Search Results
        Author(s):  T. Howes, M. Wahl, A. Anantha
        Status:     Standards Track
	Date:       August 2000
        Mailbox:    anoopa@microsoft.com, howes@loudcloud.com,
        Pages:      8
        Characters: 15833
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:  None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-ldapext-sorting-03.txt

        URL:        ftp://ftp.isi.edu/in-notes/rfc2891.txt

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. 

This document is a product of the LDAP Extension Working Group of the

This is now a Proposed Standard Protocol.

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