> I see one valuable use for SSS - guaranteed search return order.
> Regardless of the sort algorithm, knowing that searches will always
> return entries in the same order allows for easy comparison, merge
> sorts, or differentials with another list - as in necessary during
> reconciliation or join phases of provisioning.
> Or is this a bad application of SSS?
I think someone else already replied that the client library already
sorting of results. There's nothing that depends on the server
in the application you're talking about.
-- Howard Chu
But not all LDAP client libraries have this feature, and not everyone
uses OpenLDAP's client libraries...