Sun Java System Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.0 Developer's Guide

Internal List of Correspondences

Directory Server identifies matching rules by OID. The server keeps an internal list of which matching rule plug-ins handle which OIDs.

Directory Server uses the internal list to determine which plug-in to call when the server receives an extensible match filter search request that includes a matching rule OID. Directory Server initially builds the list as matching rule plug-ins register OIDs that the plug-ins handle using slapi_matchingrule_register() in the plug-in initialization function.