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NAME

       ldap_first_reference,   ldap_next_reference,   ldap_count_references  -  Stepping  through
       continuation references in a result chain

LIBRARY

       OpenLDAP LDAP (libldap, -lldap)

SYNOPSIS

       #include <ldap.h>

       int ldap_count_references( LDAP *ld, LDAPMessage *result )

       LDAPMessage *ldap_first_reference( LDAP *ld, LDAPMessage *result )

       LDAPMessage *ldap_next_reference( LDAP *ld, LDAPMessage *reference )

DESCRIPTION

       These routines are used to step through the continuation  references  in  a  result  chain
       received from ldap_result(3) or the synchronous LDAP search operation routines.

       The  ldap_first_reference()  routine  is used to retrieve the first reference message in a
       result  chain.   It  takes  the  result  as  returned  by  a   call   to   ldap_result(3),
       ldap_search_s(3) or ldap_search_st(3) and returns a pointer to the first reference message
       in the result chain.

       This pointer should be supplied on a subsequent call to ldap_next_reference() to  get  the
       next  reference  message,  the  result  of  which  should  be supplied to the next call to
       ldap_next_reference(), etc.  ldap_next_reference() will return NULL when there are no more
       reference  messages.   The  reference  messages  returned  from  these  calls  are used by
       ldap_parse_reference(3) to extract referrals and controls.

       A count of the number of reference messages in  the  search  result  can  be  obtained  by
       calling  ldap_count_references().   It  can  also be used to count the number of reference
       messages remaining in a result chain.

ERRORS

       If an error occurs in ldap_first_reference() or ldap_next_reference(), NULL  is  returned.
       If an error occurs in ldap_count_references(), -1 is returned.

SEE ALSO

       ldap(3), ldap_result(3), ldap_search(3), ldap_parse_reference(3)

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

       OpenLDAP    Software    is    developed   and   maintained   by   The   OpenLDAP   Project
       <http://www.openldap.org/>.  OpenLDAP Software is derived from the University of  Michigan
       LDAP 3.3 Release.