Net::LDAP::Control::Paged(3) LDAPv3 Paged results control object


use Net::LDAP;
use Net::LDAP::Control::Paged;
use Net::LDAP::Constant qw( LDAP_CONTROL_PAGED );
$ldap = Net::LDAP->new( "" );
$page = Net::LDAP::Control::Paged->new( size => 100 );
@args = ( base => "cn=subnets,cn=sites,cn=configuration,$BASE_DN",
scope => "subtree",
filter => "(objectClass=subnet)",
callback => \&process_entry, # Call this sub for each entry
control => [ $page ],
my $cookie;
while (1) {
# Perform search
my $mesg = $ldap->search( @args );
# Only continue on LDAP_SUCCESS
$mesg->code and last;
# Get cookie from paged control
my($resp) = $mesg->control( LDAP_CONTROL_PAGED ) or last;
$cookie = $resp->cookie;
# Only continue if cookie is nonempty (= we're not done)
last if (!defined($cookie) || !length($cookie));
# Set cookie in paged control
if (defined($cookie) && length($cookie)) {
# We had an abnormal exit, so let the server know we do not want any more
$ldap->search( @args );


"Net::LDAP::Control::Paged" provides an interface for the creation and manipulation of objects that represent the "pagedResultsControl" as described by RFC 2696.

The control is allowed on LDAP search requests (``search'' in Net::LDAP) only. On other operations it will - depending on the value of the parameter "critical" - either be ignored or lead to errors.


In addition to the constructor arguments described in Net::LDAP::Control the following are provided.
The value to use as the cookie. This is not normally set when an object is created, but is set from the cookie value returned by the server. This associates a search with a previous search, so the server knows to return the page of entries following the entries it returned the previous time.
The page size that is required. This is the maximum number of entries that the server will return to the search request.


As with Net::LDAP::Control each constructor argument described above is also available as a method on the object which will return the current value for the attribute if called without an argument, and set a new value for the attribute if called with an argument.


Graham Barr <[email protected]>

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Copyright (c) 2000-2004 Graham Barr. All rights reserved. This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.