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Re: (ITS#4322) back-relay should be more user-friendly

On Tue, 2006-01-10 at 18:00 +0000, richton@nbcs.rutgers.edu wrote:

> I don't think multiple back-relay targets are supported quite yet. So if one
> configures
> database relay
> suffix "dc=virtual"
> relay "dc=real1"
> relay "dc=real2"
> disaster strikes--slapd just hangs when you try to use the dc=virtual. Until
> such time as back-relay can handle this, slapd should yell at you as part of
> config parsing.
> (If I'm wrong and back-relay is supposed to support multiple targets, then it's
> broken and should be fixed.)

AFAIR it was not expressly designed to handle multiple relay keywords; I
distinctly remember it was designed to defer relay resolution when
requested, so that backend selection occurs __after__ requestDN
rewriting and thus allow to relay different real naming contexts under a
single virtual one.  I haven't tested it this way for a while, so if it
doesn't work it's a bug.  I'll check the original issue and, in case,
fix it the best way (so that it allows multiple relays, unless there are
clear objections).


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