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Re: Running slapd as a non-root user. (ITS#519)


After review and discussion, we have decided not to commit the
provided patch at this time.

We choose to categorize the patch as a feature enhancment.
We have no plans for extending OpenLDAP 1.2.

Our OpenLDAP 2.0 development codes already contains such
functionality, however with a different mechanism.  We prefer
not to support two such mechanisms and believe the current devel
approach is more than adequate.  This can be debated (again)
on devel mailing list.

See also:

Please note that we do appreciate your efforts to improve


At 10:07 PM 4/26/00 GMT, nalin@redhat.com wrote:
>Full_Name: Nalin Dahyabhai
>Version: 1.2.10
>OS: Linux 2.2.14
>URL: http://people.redhat.com/nalin/patches/openldap-1.2.9-ldapuser.patch
>Submission from: (NULL) (
>We were contacted Monday afternoon by kos@bastard.net with a suggested patch
>for running OpenLDAP as a non-root user while also allowing specifying the
>gid and IP address to bind to.  An alternative implementation is available at
>the referenced URL.  We're looking at running slapd as a non-root user by
>default for the next release, and this may be how we end up doing that.