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Root NC ("") suffix: search broken (ITS#1172)

Full_Name: Konstantin Chuguev
Version: Since
OS: Solaris 2.6 (irrelevant)
URL: ftp://ftp.openldap.org/incoming/konstantin-chuguev-010525.patch
Submission from: (NULL) (


Here I am again with my bizarre OpenLDAP configuration: I use suffix "" to
a meta-directory with (mostly) referrals to national LDAP servers.
Once I submitted a fix allowing do the search with base "" on such a directory.
I haven't upgraded my OpenLDAP (cvs'ed some time between 2.0.7 and 2.0.8) since
Now I decided to go for 2.0.11 and oops, it didn't work for me.
The guilty is the following change (with a few subsequent modifications):
----- Thu Mar 15 03:18:07 2001 UTC; 2 months, 1 week ago by kurt 
Changed since +8 -4 lines
Diffs to (colored diff) ; Diffs to 1.99 (colored diff) 

Check for DN separator
Although it fixes 99.99% of possible bad situations, it breaks a correct one
in my case ;-)  So, the patch is here at
It works fine with 2.0.11. Crossing my fingers, it's the same for CURRENT :-)