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|Oracle Directory Server Enterprise Edition Man Page Reference 11g Release 1 (18.104.22.168.0)|
This multivalued attribute specifies the LDAP URL or URLs to be returned by the suffix, when the server receives a request for an entry not belonging to the local tree, that is, an entry whose suffix does not match the value specified on any of the suffix attributes. For example, suppose the database contains only the entries under the following DN.
Yet, the request is for an entry under the following DN.
In this case, the referral is returned so the client may contact the corresponding directory for the requested entry. Although only one referral is allowed per Directory Server instance, this referral can have multiple values.
Note - If you want to use SSL and TLS communications, the referral attribute should be of the following form.
Start TLS does not support referrals.
For suffix configuration entries, this attribute is required when the value of the nsslapd-state attribute is set to referral.
Valid LDAP URL in the following format: ldap:// hostname
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes: