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Re: suffixalias does not work on BDB backends (ITS#2117)

I note that suffixAlias is broken for all backends, not just back-bdb.
Until it's fixed, the feature has been disabled in OPENLDAP_REL_ENG_2_1.


At 02:58 AM 2002-09-30, rick@vanrein.org wrote:
>Full_Name: Rick van Rein
>Version: 2.1.5 + 2.0.25
>OS: MacOS X + FreeBSD
>Submission from: (NULL) (
>I am not certain if this is supposed to be a separate bug report, or that it is
>already being worked on.
>The suffixalias config that Howard Chu proposed on the openldap-software list
>does not work, although it does circuimvent my original problem of a blocked
>slapd thread.  I reproduced the now-remaining problem on 2.1.5 on MacOS X and
>FreeBSD, as well as on 2.0.25 on FreeBSD.
>Relevant slapd.conf lines are:
>   access to * by * write
>   database        bdb
>   suffix          "dc=my-domain,dc=com"
>   suffixalias     "o=MyDomain,c=nl" "dc=my-domain,dc=com"
>It responds with a load of objects when I do
>   ldapsearch -b 'dc=my-domain,dc=com'
>but it does not work with
>   ldapsearch -b 'o=MyDomain,c=nl'
>namely, it reports
>   # search result
>   search: 2
>   result: 32 No such object
>This does not change when MyDomain is spelled in lowercase in config file and/or
>Clearly, I'm having a non-standard wish to support both naming schemes, but it
>would seem that I make proper use of OpenLDAP features, so I suppose this is a
>bug that could use a fix.
>Thank you,
>Rick van Rein.