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NAME

       ldap_result - Wait for the result of an LDAP operation

LIBRARY

       OpenLDAP LDAP (libldap, -lldap)

SYNOPSIS

       #include <ldap.h>

       int ldap_result( LDAP *ld, int msgid, int all,
            struct timeval *timeout, LDAPMessage **result );

       int ldap_msgfree( LDAPMessage *msg );

       int ldap_msgtype( LDAPMessage *msg );

       int ldap_msgid( LDAPMessage *msg );

DESCRIPTION

       The  ldap_result()  routine  is  used  to  wait  for and return the result of an operation
       previously  initiated  by  one  of  the  LDAP  asynchronous  operation   routines   (e.g.,
       ldap_search_ext(3),  ldap_modify_ext(3),  etc.).   Those routines all return -1 in case of
       error, and an invocation identifier upon  successful  initiation  of  the  operation.  The
       invocation  identifier  is picked by the library and is guaranteed to be unique across the
       LDAP session.  It can be  used  to  request  the  result  of  a  specific  operation  from
       ldap_result() through the msgid parameter.

       The  ldap_result()  routine  will  block or not, depending upon the setting of the timeout
       parameter.  If timeout is not a NULL pointer,  it  specifies  a  maximum interval  to wait
       for  the selection to complete.  If timeout is a NULL  pointer, the LDAP_OPT_TIMEOUT value
       set by  ldap_set_option(3)  is  used.  With  the  default  setting,  the   select   blocks
       indefinitely.    To  effect  a  poll,  the  timeout argument should be a non-NULL pointer,
       pointing to a zero-valued timeval structure.   To  obtain  the  behavior  of  the  default
       setting,  bypassing any value set by ldap_set_option(3), set to -1 the tv_sec field of the
       timeout parameter.  See select(2) for further details.

       If the result of a specific operation is required, msgid should be set to  the  invocation
       identifier   returned   when  the  operation  was  initiated,  otherwise  LDAP_RES_ANY  or
       LDAP_RES_UNSOLICITED should be supplied to wait for any or unsolicited response.

       The all parameter, if non-zero, causes ldap_result() to return all responses  with  msgid,
       otherwise  only  the  next  response is returned.  This is commonly used to obtain all the
       responses of a search operation.

       A search response is made up  of  zero  or  more  search  entries,  zero  or  more  search
       references,  and  zero or more extended partial responses followed by a search result.  If
       all is set to 0, search entries will be returned one at  a  time  as  they  come  in,  via
       separate  calls  to  ldap_result().   If  it's  set to 1, the search response will only be
       returned in its entirety, i.e., after all entries, all references,  all  extended  partial
       responses, and the final search result have been received.

RETURN VALUE

       Upon  success,  the  type of the result received is returned and the result parameter will
       contain the result of the operation; otherwise, the result parameter is  undefined.   This
       result  should  be passed to the LDAP parsing routines, ldap_first_message(3) and friends,
       for interpretation.

       The possible result types returned are:

            LDAP_RES_BIND (0x61)
            LDAP_RES_SEARCH_ENTRY (0x64)
            LDAP_RES_SEARCH_REFERENCE (0x73)
            LDAP_RES_SEARCH_RESULT (0x65)
            LDAP_RES_MODIFY (0x67)
            LDAP_RES_ADD (0x69)
            LDAP_RES_DELETE (0x6b)
            LDAP_RES_MODDN (0x6d)
            LDAP_RES_COMPARE (0x6f)
            LDAP_RES_EXTENDED (0x78)
            LDAP_RES_INTERMEDIATE (0x79)

       The ldap_msgfree() routine  is  used  to  free  the  memory  allocated  for  result(s)  by
       ldap_result()  or  ldap_search_ext_s(3)  and friends.  It takes a pointer to the result or
       result chain to be freed and returns the type of the last message in the  chain.   If  the
       parameter is NULL, the function does nothing and returns zero.

       The ldap_msgtype() routine returns the type of a message.

       The ldap_msgid() routine returns the message id of a message.

ERRORS

       ldap_result()  returns  -1 if something bad happens, and zero if the timeout specified was
       exceeded.  ldap_msgtype() and ldap_msgid() return -1 on error.

SEE ALSO

       ldap(3), ldap_first_message(3), select(2)

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

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