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Re: (ITS#4749) Missed option in ldap.conf(5)

At 02:16 PM 11/13/2006, hyc@symas.com wrote:
>As I recall there was some debate about making this available in 
>ldap.conf, since setting it globally can break some applications that 
>aren't expecting one behavior or another. I believe the option should 
>remain undocumented, and the support for parsing it from ldap.conf 
>should likely be removed. It should only be available when a program 
>specifically requests it via ldap_set_option. 

Same applies to timeouts as well.   Basically, items are intended
to provide defaults for applications which say "use default".
Having options, such as this and various timeouts, which get used
by the library without application saying "use default" are
quite problematic and should be avoided.