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RE: Inconsistent acl format requirements (ITS#2478)

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-openldap-bugs@OpenLDAP.org
> [mailto:owner-openldap-bugs@OpenLDAP.org]On Behalf Of quanah@stanford.edu

> Full_Name: Quanah Gibson-Mount
> Version: 2.1.17+indexing patch
> OS: Solaris 8
> URL: ftp://ftp.openldap.org/incoming/
> Submission from: (NULL) (
> I found that I can sometimes specify multiple syntaxes along
> the lines of:
> "cn=<blah>"
> "<blah>"
> For example:
> by dn="cn=<blah>"
> and
> by dn="<blah>" both work.

"by dn=<whatever>" is backward-compatible shorthand for "by
If you used "by dn.base=<something>" then of course it requires a valid DN.

> but with other by types, I can only do one, for example:
> by group.base="cn=<blah>" works but
> by group.base="<blah>" does not.

There's no bug here, this ITS will be closed.

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