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Re: Netscape Roaming Access Extension (ITS#424)

At 05:21 PM 1/17/00 GMT, ohmacht@mst.uni-hannover.de wrote:
>Full_Name: Martin Ohmacht
>Version: 1.2.7
>OS: Linux
>URL: ftp://ftp.openldap.org/incoming/
>Submission from: (NULL) (
>The openldap slapd has problems cooperating with netscape communicator roaming 
>access capability. Netscape relies on the modifytimestamp. It creates objects
>and expects them to contain a modifytimestamp. Openldap creates this stamp
>only when a modify command is processed. As netscape only modifies an entry when
>can determine the age of this entry, it will consequently never alter any
>but unmodified entry. 

See prior ITS for background discussions on this issue.  Guess it
will be sometime before Netscape will be liberal in what they accept
(especially in behavior which is consistent with current LDAP

>I hope this patch helps anyone who has the same trouble and will hopefully
>get someday into the distribution (eventually configurable by slapd.conf?).

Based upon devel experiences with such changes (and 3rd parties
packagers who have applied similiar patches), I am going to go
ahead and include the changes into releng 1.2.  Hopefully this
won't break any existing clients.